Month: <span>December 2023</span>

Michael – gentle, sweet, wise Michael

February 27, 2024 3 Comments

Photo taken by Jane del Pozo. Almost seven years ago to the day – 29 December 2016. You had just over three months to live. Writing posted on the Refuge in Grief website on 25 December 2017, and reposted here on 28 December 2023. It showed up in my Facebook feed. I love-hate how that […]

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It’s OK That You Are OK

February 27, 2024 1 Comment

16th December 2023 Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash I am an avid and active fan of Megan Devine’s work – whether her 30 Day Writing Your Grief programme, which I have participated in and facilitated many times; her Grief Care Programme for Professionals; her Journal “How To Carry What Can’t Be Fixed”; and of […]

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The Ubiquitous, Universal Language of Grief and Loss

February 27, 2024 4 Comments

Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash 11 December 2023 A friend of mine, N.O, wrote me a note the other day. She said, “Emma – I read your post on LinkedIn about the death of one of the residents at the hospice and your thoughts about it. I appreciate that you speak and write about […]

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Precious, Peaceful Bubble of Not-Knowing

February 27, 2024 1 Comment

Image by Marina Raspopova on Unsplash 7th December 2023 I no longer remember if some of this is a real or imagined story – but my memory tells me that – during the short timeframe when Mike and I knew something was “not quite right” with his insides, when he was getting some appointments and […]

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Another Life. Ended. Another Life. Beginning.

February 27, 2024 1 Comment

Main photo my own – taken yesterday 2 December 2023 while out and about. 3 December 2023 I am just back home from working a Sunday night shift at the hospice. I am full of wonderings and ponderings. One of the residents, a man called H, died early this morning. He is about my age. […]

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