Unexpected grief: 7 reasons we might feel the loss of someone we never knew

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”

It’s not you, it’s them. How society gets in the way of our grief

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”