Look at the menu bar on top of this page and you will see a new tab labelled “As Told By You”. We want to hear more from you about your experiences with grief. This can be in anyway you so wish to express yourself; perhaps through poetry, art, one word or a sentence that begins with “Grief is …”. Perhaps you’d like to share a whole post as Bereavedsingledad has done recently. Grief is messy and painful. Grief can feel awkward and heavy. Grief can leave you feeling isolated and alone. Let this space be your empty void to scream into, to feel a little lighter and get the pain off of your chest. You’ve read plenty of posts as told by Evee and myself, but this page is your space for your grief, as told by you.
We are proud to announce that on 03/10/2020 at 16:00 BST, we will be hosting our second Grief Cafe! This is a free event where anyone and everyone can join to share their experiences of #grief This time, we will be speaking about the conflicting emotions that can arise during grief; guilt, shame, anger, anxiety. … Continue reading Bringing you the Grief Cafe #2
Grief. Grief is one thing which I constantly mull over, and tussel with. She grabs me by the legs some times and leaves me winded in the dust. Other times Grief gently runs her hand over my forehead, crooning soothing tones to my broken heart. Grief. With grief comes so many things no one tells … Continue reading The Heart of Everything
And as you leave You must know you are beloved And as you leave I can see the wild has come for you And as you leave I won't hold you back beloved And as you leave ~ Mumford & Sons Dear Katie, Your strength and power leaves me in awe every day. If I … Continue reading Dear Katie.
I wonder if I'll ever come to terms with the fact that you aren't here anymore. Will I ever be comfortable when September comes around and brings another year without you to a close? Is it weird that I consider September the start of the new year? Today is your 56th birthday and tomorrow marks … Continue reading It’s Been a Year
Our Grief Café is now up there with one of those things I can't believe we have done. Something that spread from the blog Katie and I started months ago, just so that we could find a place to vent. Since we started our blog, it has started to walk, run and now jumps hurdles … Continue reading The Grief Café, 30th August 2020
Submissions for our As Told By You page are still more than welcome! We love receiving them! Feel free to read other submissions for inspiration.
You can remain anonymous or leave your name! Write about anything you want; about mental health, grief, life lessons, life choices, poetry, photographs etc.
What does it mean to take a step back? We all know that mental health slowly gets better, and I think we imagine it as a steady upward trajectory. The fact of life is that nothing in this world is ever a steady trajectory upwards. Mental health is like meandering threads which make up a … Continue reading Taking a Step Back
We are honoured and excited to announce that we are in partnership With YogaOfLife to bring you The Grief Cafe! This is a free event where anyone and everyone can join to share their experiences of #grief This is an open dialogue led by you, for you
Head over to our Instagram to listen to our second conversation about grief and identity
I’ve been there. No, not a widowed middle-aged man with an alcohol problem. But I’ve been at the point where life's unrelenting conveyor belt is ushering you to keep moving forward but you are still frantically trying to scramble against time to stay close to the person you lost.