Change, Grief and You

Change affects us all. It can be daunting. It can impact us in a similar way to grief. The Change Curve is based on a model originally developed in the 1960s by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross to explain the grieving process. Since then it has been widely utilised as a method of helping people understand their reactions…

Blog: Absence

I hope everyone is well. Today would have been my Dad’s 69th birthday. He died four and a half years ago. I always find his birthday difficult to process. It brings the loss and grief back above the surface and feels raw again. Birthdays are often a time to celebrate, but when it comes to…

Blog: The Final Day

*** Warning: this blog talks openly about death and grief *** Time heals everything is what they tell you, for me I can tell you that is simply not true. Time changes how grief feels sure, but a change in feeling does not make up for the loss that we feel. Grief comes in many…

Blog: Ready for a break

We are once again facing uncertain times, I for one am ready for a break in more ways than one. My mental health isn’t the best at the moment, I find the the run up to Christmas difficult, I lost my dad back in 2014 and I’ve found that I take a “dip” just before…

Blog: Grief

This blog was written on 13 November: Be grateful for the people in life who add real value to your existence. People come and go in life. Friends and family grow closer, and also drift apart.  It is a normal process in life. Sometimes we lose people to death. This can be particularly difficult to…

Good grief: how to get over a bone-crushing disappointment

I was fortunate enough to attend the Italy v England Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday. What a day! It felt great to be back in a stadium watching football after 17 months. Although the result didn’t go the way I would have liked, it was a great experience and probably once in a…

Blog: Comfort in Sound

Hello Everyone I hope you are all keeping well.  I’m now back at work following my recent holiday. In dark and trying times, we often cling on to the things that make us feel better.  I am not hiding the fact that I’ve been experiencing low mood for the last few days. It is just…

Change: my friend, my enemy.

In life we often want to make changes. Sometimes they can be huge changes, lots of them and all at once. Change is a natural part of the journey of life. It is often one of those things we hate, and sometimes it is not our decision. How we react may be more in our…

Blog: Loss

Family means different things, how we define it as individuals will be unique, based upon our experiences. The identity of family can include friends and pets too. There are very few rules to define a family. The make up of a family will likely shift over time too. My family includes pets and people I…