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Rougher and Smoother Grief Grooves

September 29, 2022 2 Comments

Main image by Leslie Cross on Unsplash 25 September 2022 Last weekend, Medjool and I went to the Valais to enjoy a late summer weekend of mountain walking. The hotel and two nights’ accommodation had been generously booked and paid for by him months – possibly even a year – ago. Innocently and caringly selected […]

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Honouring our Grief, Embracing our Mortality

September 29, 2022 No Comments

Image by Mike Payne on Unsplash Sermon delivered on 11th September 2022 at the Holy Trinity Church – Geneva Context for this piece is here: Good morning everyone. My name is Emma Pearson. It is an honour to talk with you about honouring our grief and embracing our mortality, particularly in light of our Queen’s […]

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Take Me to Church

September 29, 2022 No Comments

All photos my own, taken yesterday, 11th September 2022, at the Holy Trinity Church in Geneva 12 September 2022 Yesterday, unusually, I went to church. Twice. And I spoke. From the pulpit. Yes – really. I had been invited – some six or more months ago – to speak at the Holy Trinity Church in […]

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Grief and Loss Witnessed from Further Out

September 29, 2022 1 Comment

27 August 2022 Main image by Sean Oulashin on Unsplash As so often when I sit down to write, my starting point could be one of so many. My ending point could be one of so many. And where I go in between could be many many many directions. One starting point could be the […]

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A Pyrenean Adventure Written in Thumb and Swype

September 29, 2022 1 Comment

27 August 2022 All photos my own – Summers 2021 and 2022 Main photo – by the Refuge Juclar in Andorra I thought I would pull together the various updates I posted on to Facebook when I had occasional internet access during our Pyrenean Haute Route – begun last summer, and completed this year. Inspired […]

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Counting Trees While Swimming

September 29, 2022 2 Comments

Main Image by Laura Smetsers on Unsplash 17 July 2022 Yesterday I attempted to swim across Lac Léman/Lake Geneva at its widest point – Lausanne on the north shore, in Switzerland, to Evian, famed for its ubiquitous spring water, in France, on the south. It’s 13 km as the crow flies. And even when the […]

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Reasons To, Reasons Not To

September 29, 2022 No Comments

Photos of Lake Geneva, 13 July 2022 14 July 2022 In a couple of days, I hope to swim across Lake Geneva at its widest point – Lausanne to Evian. 13 km. A smidge over 8 miles. As the crow flies. And I am neither a crow, nor am I flying. Instead, the wind seems […]

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Greater Ease in Groups

September 29, 2022 No Comments

Photos my own – main image, Lake Skadar, Montenegro 8 July 2022 What is it that makes it easier, harder, or even impossible, to integrate, to participate in, to engage with, to be “fit for human consumption” in, a group? Not even two months ago, I wrote about a very challenging time I had had […]

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Residual Trauma

September 29, 2022 1 Comment

Photos my own. Main photo, Our Lady of the Rocks, 4 July 2022. And August 2017. 4 July 2022 I am not an expert in trauma, though I do try to keep up with the research and literature concerning how trauma affects the body, patterns of behaviour, transformation and healing. I try to keep up […]

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WeWe – or Widows Encouraging Widows’ Exploits

September 29, 2022 No Comments

Main image, Coniston Water, by Jonny Gios on Unsplash. Other photos from ChillSwim, Charlotte and me. 26 June 2022 I have been in the/my Motherland – England – these past days. It’s been wonderful. And it’s been weird. Though as I write, I have just crossed the border into Scotland at Gretna Green, and will […]

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