Category: Grief

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She is.

She was strong. She was stubborn. She was silly. She was proud. She was tidy. She was loud. She was tearful. She was fearful. She was loving. She was warm. She was giving. She was sweet. She is.   Just because someone is gone, it doesn’t mean that everything they once were is gone too.…
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I started to reflect on how grief was discussed in my house, guess what, it was never discussed in my house.

We spoke to Dr Chenee Gilbert about her experience with death and what she is doing to educate, equip and empower our youth. I lost my mother when I was in college, I was 19. My mum was only 44 and she died of cancer. She went through chemo and the cancer went away but…
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5 Things That Can Really Help When You Are Grieving

5 Things That Can Really Help You While You’re Grieving There’s no right way, but these suggestions may help you find your way.

Movement for my mental health

My grief journey has been massively helped by a big emphasis on movement.  Some of you know that my dad died in a gym 11 years ago. At first, this made me afraid of exercise, unsure and untrustworthy of any ‘healthy’ recommendations those around me would make. I had never been the most confident in…
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4 Ways To Rebuild Self Identity

When I lost my dad I definitely felt as those I had lost half of my foundations. I often relied on him for reaffirmation, confidence and support and although my mum did her absolute best to fill this gap, she couldn’t be provide the love of two people. Growing up I have found that I…
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6 Cures for Compartmentalisation

We interviewed Jasmira Bhabra, about what happened after her dad  went through difficult illnesses that led to life-changing operations and outcome for him, that affected the whole family in 2011. She decided to put her life on pause after her final exams and took sole responsibility for taking care and looking after her dad, and…
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3 Things You Can Control During Grief

We all know that when times get tough, a little bit of self love and attention can go a long way. But it’s not always that easy. When grieving, some days will feel helpless, we eat junk, lay in bed, barely speak – and that’s ok. Other days, we wake up with a mega to…
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Not everything needs a silver lining.

No silver linings here.

Not everything needs a silver lining. It’s ok to feel sad, bitter, frustrated and angry, petty and negative when grieving. In fact, grief isn’t something you can ‘comfort’ and cheer up with a bow. With grief, there just isn’t a silver lining, and that’s ok.  When you lose someone you feel lonely and senseless and it can…
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How to make grief work for you, not against you – Jess Barker

We interviewed Jessica Barker who challenged herself to lose 56lb before her 40th birthday (in 56 weeks!), following the death of her mother. Jess explains that despite balancing her job, her family, and her weight loss goal, her mum has been one of the main driving forces of her challenge. Jess explains: how death can drive…
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Good Grief Interview

Make them proud

Thomas Snelling lost his nan to cancer, and shared his advice on how to cope with death and the want to ‘turn back time’, when someone passes.  Luckily, I had never experienced the pain of losing someone until I was in my 20s. Being older helped, but there is no doubt, loosing someone is hard. My…
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