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”

Is empathy being lost? Here’s what we could do about it

⚠️ Note to the reader: this article briefly discusses male violence against women, hate speech and bereavement, and is a general discussion on empathy. It is not intended to minimise how challenging it can be for some people to express it. There’s now a thing called Empathy Day. Whilst we can acknowledge with any ‘AwarenessContinue reading “Is empathy being lost? Here’s what we could do about it”

The loneliness of grief and why I think we need to talk about it

⚠️ 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”

Finding Your Way through Bereavement

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”

The time to grieve

Throughout history and around the world people have mourned the death of their loved ones. It is natural to grieve for someone – or something – you care about. Unfortunately, over the last century, attempts have been made to explain grieving as a linear process with specific stages. As a result, individuals now worry theyContinue reading “The time to grieve”