I don’t know if you feel sadness greater when you are already grieving. Over the past 6 month my usual … More
Social isolation is hard enough, but in times of bereavement, practicing appropriate distancing can serve to compound and make these feelings of grief worse.
It’s so frustrating, having two such diametrically opposed emotions residing in the one experience. Heartbreak and love. Is it ever … More
It so hard to know when grief will overwhelm you. It’s been five years since Claudia died, and she is … More
I sat down ready to write about grief. When I write I often pull myself back into the place of … More
So, we know what it feels like to love, but what about when we love and lose? How do … More
The scars of losing your child at the very beginning of their life are complex to say the least. … More
On the day after Claudia’s Fifth birthday, Mark and I agreed to be interviewed for the ABC. Needless to say … More
One space of time that, in the vast violent thunderstorm that is experiencing stillbirth, to me is the literal eye of the storm. The stillness that comes after the shock, but the waiting that proceeds trauma.
In acknowledging the damaging view I had of my body after stillbirth, I couldn’t avoid that I was applying one … More