In the days following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, it was no surprise that tens of thousands of people around the UK chose to pay their respects, including those that joined what became affectionately known as The Queue, to see our longest serving monarch lying-in-state. What was surprising for some, was the feeling ofContinue reading “Unexpected grief: 7 reasons we might feel the loss of someone we never knew”
Not many people can probably say they’ve pushed Vin Diesel in a shopping trolley. Although I can; except I haven’t. Confused? That’s dreams in a nutshell.
⚠️ Content warning: This article is a discussion around death, dying, loss and bereavement. When we talk about loneliness, we might think about the number of friends we have, or how much time we spend alone. Many people can relate to going days without speaking to a single person; this was almost certainly a realityContinue reading “The loneliness of grief and why I think we need to talk about it”
There are no stages of grief. At least not in the way they’ve been portrayed. A lot of people talk about them like five things on a to-do list, that we have to achieve in order to “finish” grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. But of course, it’s just not that simple. In fact,Continue reading “It’s not you, it’s them. How society gets in the way of our grief”
The new book by Delphi Ellis, Answers in the Dark, is now available to pre-order on Amazon.
There’s something about the leaves falling from the trees in Autumn, and the skies darkening earlier that grieving people understand. When the sun shines or the sky is blue, it can be a comfort to feel warmth on your skin and feel alive even when painful events have taken over. It’s more difficult when everythingContinue reading “Finding Your Way through Bereavement”