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A Bereaved Child at Boarding School

What does September evoke for you? Many ex-borders have spoken of a level of melancholy that comes over them at this time of year. Grief. Their body is reminding them of how they experienced pulling out their trunk and packing again to return to boarding school, leaving their family, pets, and all that is familiarContinue reading “A Bereaved Child at Boarding School”

A grown up child’s grief on Father’s Day.

On June 11th, 1976, whilst we were on holiday in Wales my dad died suddenly of a heart attack. He was 34. I was 11 months old. Whilst growing up, Father’s day was irrelevant to me. He was rarely spoken about and Father’s day was never acknowledged.  It is only now, in my 40s, thatContinue reading “A grown up child’s grief on Father’s Day.”

How to emerge out of Lockdown and find our Selves again…

On Thursday I went into Brighton and wandered through the North Lanes. I bought a coffee and sat outside at a café. Later I bought a falafel wrap from “I Love Falafel, an old favourite of mine. As I sat at the café watching people go past, I felt part of myself returning. In theContinue reading “How to emerge out of Lockdown and find our Selves again…”

September – A Month of Transition.

I noticed how the long-awaited relief of children returning to school was entwined with a feeling of loss and sadness this week. My mood dipped and I started to recognise this feeling as a familiar tone that sets in year after year in September. The sea suddenly becomes less inviting, I notice the evenings startContinue reading “September – A Month of Transition.”

A Community Witnessing of Grief.

“There is a deep longing among people in the West to connect with something bigger — with community and spirit.” Sobonfu Some Leaving the revelry of Pride behind this Saturday, I took myself off to the beautiful space at the Ecotherapy Centre at Stamner Park to take part with others in a Community Grief TendingContinue reading “A Community Witnessing of Grief.”