Category Archives: Loss

Loss is the term used for a number of traumatic events that occur in the span of a persons life – the loss does not have to be final it just has to have a ongoing and profound impact on the way a person responds to it

How soon is too soon?

How soon is too soon when we share the stories of victims of a crime? I just returned from two weeks at the beach with my kids. I read 6 books in that time, almost more than I read for … Continue reading

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Dying to know Day – the conversations that matter

For a person that exists (for most of my work hours) in the realms of here and gone the idea of losing anyone around me creates fear-inducing, panic-ridden hysteria. I practice gratitude each day in the hugs I steal from my … Continue reading

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Grief and loss: Losing an online friend

Grief in online communities – What do you do when you lose a friend you’ve never met? It’s odd how we socially construct ways to live our lives. The invisible to-do or how-to lists that allow the word ‘should’ to creep into … Continue reading

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Here and gone #MH17

I was wrestling with a blog post last night. I had crafted it perfectly while reading in the bath and then when I sat down to type it, it was gone. Here and gone. I’ve written this phrase 100 million … Continue reading

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a duty of care to our stories?

There is a disconnect when you write the stories. That you have to ask to hear them in order to write them. Sometimes in the telling, the sadness bubbles back up to the surface for those who open up and tell. … Continue reading

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Flight MH370 – where is hope now?

I saw the tailend of this segment this morning. In between trying to wake up with my second cup of coffee and realising that the new school tights for my girl were navy instead of black. It was one of … Continue reading

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The lounge room sanctuary – a guest post about loss.

Stories fill in the gaps. The spaces where the world presents complexity and a quest for clarity all at the same time. I’m reading Michaela McGuire’s ‘A story of Grief’ its a short snapshot of thoughts on how mourning can … Continue reading

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Ol’ faithful

I owned a pair of thongs, shoes, when I was 8. They had a sole that felt like sponge, soft and welcoming on my little wide feet that were growing at a rapid rate. I wore them everywhere that summer … Continue reading

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Widening the spaces – living with our dead

A couple of years ago I stumbled across a lovely article in the Herald about a woman. A creative woman called Victoria Spence who was exploring new ways to acknowledge loss. I emailed her. We chatted, and this month (fingers … Continue reading

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he ain’t heavy.

Yesterday a lovely writer I know shared the news that her brother had passed away suddenly. I remember her talking about him and how their relationship grew from him being a brother from another father . She’s a person thats … Continue reading

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