Support and Grief

My next few blogs on the topic of grief look at ways in which we can mind ourselves while we go through the deeply painful process of grieving.  This first blog looks at support and grief. As human beings we need to have the face-to-face support of other people as…

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What is Grief?

“The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places." Ernest Hemingway. My last few blogs looked at the emotion of sadness. I’m now going to have a closer look at the emotion or the collection of emotions that make up grief.  What is grief? Put simply, grief is…

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Coping with Sadness

“Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living.”  Antoine de Saint-Exupery. This blog looks at ways of coping with sadness. My recent blog looked at how, from an early age, we tend to bury our sadness. Avoiding feeling this sadness means that we can lose touch…

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Sadness, loss and grief

Over the next couple of months in my blogs, I’m going to focus on sadness, loss and grief.  We are thankfully much more able, these days, to talk about mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and addiction. But perhaps less likely to talk about our sadness, our losses and…

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