Grief, Growth and Gratitude

Oh the confusing nature of grief. This is our fourth go around with the anniversary of our baby daughter.We lost her to a late miscarriage at about 20 weeks. I still got to deliver her, but the experience of birthing a dead child into the world was vastly different to delivering a live and healthy…

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Why we need our artists.

Grief needs expression. It needs to be given voice. The same is true of our experiences of deep joy. Whether spoken, written or even sung, it has to come out. When grief gets stuck, it will begin to eat us up from the inside out. If joy is left unexpressed it is robbed of it’s…

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Expectations 

This Christmas, I gave myself permission to let some of my usual traditions go. For the past 6 years, I have baked mince pies, chocolate gingerbread, shortbread and a Christmas cake, I have decorated the whole house and planned our Christmas dinner in detail, and with all the 3 course trimmings- I like Christmas food.…

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Blank

(I have been thinking about grief lately….) Sat In a heady daze of low-grade dizziness. Wishing for sleep. Dreams skirting around the edges of my mind – but never committing. Quitting the housework after the washing up Danced, jig-like, Over the edge of the sink – Your plate clattering to the floor, As I stared…

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