I felt pretty sheepish messaging Tracey on Facebook - it was the kind of invitation that warranted a hand-hold, or a hug, or at least some eye contact - but I'd had a powerful 2am thought, and was emboldened to ask, in case, perhaps, it was the universe that was nudging me, and not just … Continue reading Do you mind if we talk about grief?
Six years ago my mom died and I Googled how to grieve. In our Western world, nobody really talks about death, and certainly nobody teaches us how to grieve. How is it that I, then a 32 year old mother of two, raised by a loving, tuned-in and involved family, turned to Google when faced … Continue reading Grief and the Passing of Time
Three months have gone by since we lost him. "Lost" isn't really the right word. It's not like he ran off into the woods never to be seen again, or that we misplaced him. It is 3 months ago that we made the gut-wrenchingly hard decision to say goodbye to our most beloved four-legged family … Continue reading On the loss of a pet: Grief takes up residence at Zoé Martin’s place