Category: bereavement

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dying gently

Take my frail body into your warm embrace Lull me gently into oblivion, not of dark Abyss, but of deep purple spirit With space expansive so I feel reborn in the whole of the spirit’s grace Take my frail spirit and reunite it with…

When death comes…

One comes to realise that we are all but a temporary expression on an eternal canvas of the universe. This time last year she came in black clothing with a sombre expression on her unmerciless face and with a single gesture of her bony…