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Blog posts May 2017

My first birthday without my son

It was my birthday last week. The first since my son, Sean, died. The 18th since my mum died. The 26th since dad - and so many friends who once would never have missed my birthday. I was grateful for all the people who sent me birthday wishes, checked up on me, made sure I was ok. 

How we d…

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What to say and what not to say to people who are mourning

Our society is awkward with death. Often, people don't know what to say - and in their attempt to offer comfort, they say things that are upsetting and may even intensify the feelings of loss or grief. 
I remember when my dad died. He was in Scotland and I had to make an emergency trip to be w…

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