Category: bereavement

Approaching the Hag

What of her in these times of destruction and division? She is angry and she is hungry. Furious at humanity and hungry for punishment and resolution.  The forest is on fire and the walls around her dwelling, which is now a fortress, are higher… Continue Reading “Approaching the Hag”

Beauty in a heartbreak

When a heart breaks magic happens. It reawakens qualities in us we forgot existed. Ever since I was young I have been an advocate of feeling. Feeling deeply, openly, letting your pain spill out into the world like a cry from a place of… Continue Reading “Beauty in a heartbreak”

Winter, anxiety, death…

It has all been rather grey and moody this month as if life stopped at this place of no particular interest, a downward mood yet not particularly depressive. Confusion, uncertainty and anxiety have been at the centre of the feeling of it all although… Continue Reading “Winter, anxiety, death…”

Run away or stay

grief and loss

The urge to run away is natural on one hand and on the other is contradictory to our innate capacity for compassion and staying with pain. There are millions of examples of open-hearted compassion and humility from humans in times of extreme crisis throughout… Continue Reading “Run away or stay”

Sacred Land Trinity 

Scottish Highlands Snowdonia, Wales Connemara, Ireland I worked with a bereaved client at the beginning of my psychotherapy training called Margaret. She was 83 years old and what a force of nature she was. Such passion for life, such grit, commitment, devotion, determination and… Continue Reading “Sacred Land Trinity “