Creating Your Own Brand of Resilience: emerging from the grief of childlessness

“To emerge from grief, to find a way to live with the loss is a continual creative act – an on-going project to build our resilience muscle.” As I sit here writing in a café I am looking at a family sitting around a table, a pram next to them. The grandfather and two waitresses … More Creating Your Own Brand of Resilience: emerging from the grief of childlessness

A Heart…

…for your heart.     Even if your heart feels out of kilter (like these slightly wonky heart cut outs!), I hope that today brings – and all days bring – their own small moments of joy. I’m sending a virtual hug to your heart today.   Thank you to all my blog readers and … More A Heart…

A New Year – honouring loss, celebrating emergence

  How often at this time of the year have we said, “I’ll be glad to see the back of that year!”? Often closely followed by: “New Year New Me”. It’s tempting, at the first strike of the bells on new year’s eve, to clink our glasses or watch those fireworks and think, “Next year … More A New Year – honouring loss, celebrating emergence

Incoming!

Unexpected Arrival of ‘Grief Missile’ Now, I’m not claiming a monopoly on grief at Christmas. Childlessness, pregnancy and child loss are just some of the myriad sources of grief that prove to be more pronounced at the festive season. Nor do I expect special treatment or to have childfree media or spaces. In fact, I … More Incoming!