Ashes Cuddle

Scattering Ashes

Scattering Ashes – here’s an excerpt from my book about what happened when I went to collect Philip’s ashes (and here’s a great resource for info on all things to do with scattering ashes in the UK: Collecting the ashes I woke one morning and announced, “I need to go and get his ashes.” Having previously […]

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Wayne Dyer’s death

I met Wayne Dyer only once, many years ago before the internet, and remember his striking presence. I was so sad to hear he had died in his sleep just recently. His friend Anita Moorjani, sent out a beautiful piece on her mailing list about it; here’s an excerpt: Although I know, probably better than […]

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Death in the hood concept

I am obsessed – with death.

Ok, I hold my hand up.  I am obsessed.There is only one thing on my mind, it takes up all my thoughts, my creativity and my life at the moment. It’s not a subject that many people search for on Google, nor talk about in ‘polite’ (or even impolite) society. Nor is it even a common […]

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Old Man Explains Death

This blog post from is a truly beautiful story – uplifting, heartfelt and loving. When I read it I thought I could not put those words better myself, so that’s why I’m directing you to the link. Enjoy!

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Love, and go on

I read this on a Facebook post a while ago; I’ve seen it before but it’s great to be reminded of this wisdom. It’s for a woman who has lost her male partner, but obviously you can amend it to read whatever is appropriate for you in your situation. You can shed tears that he […]

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Letter to Dave

Letter to Dave Goldberg

Dave Goldberg was CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Sheryl wrote these words 30 days after he unexpectedly died, aged 47. They are immensely wise, courageous and moving. Today is the end of sheloshim for my beloved husband—the first thirty days. Judaism calls for a period of intense mourning […]

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Grief never ends…?

  Grief never ends is a very common belief, but it’s not true. Grief changes, because when you grieve a loss you are on a journey, whether you like it or not. A journey is about travelling, learning, growing; making mistakes, discovering and exploring. During this you will be changing; you can’t help it. So ditch […]

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