I read this blog post this morning and it reminded me that it is easy to forget how Christmas can often be a very difficult time for people. The pressure to be festive happy at Christmas time is huge, but if the anniversary of a loved one’s death coincides with this time of year, then it may be difficult for a bereaved person to feel cheerful. Laura Kennedy has reminded me that when we make those throw away comments about spending time with family at Christmas, it would be best to pause and think before we speak. People around you … Continue reading Christmas Grief
The familiar legendary tale of Midas, a Greek king who’s one wish was to have everything that he touched turn into gold, demonstrates how his own avarice became a curse when he did not have anything to eat or drink. … Continue reading Raising a glass to the dead.
I was interested to see how Bitmoji had considered communication around the topic of death. Continue reading Digital Avatars
Sudden death throws those close to the deceased into a chaotic state of pandemonium. Continue reading Sorry, We’re Dead
Hypnophobia is the name for the fear of falling asleep. This type of anxiety can develop after a traumatic event, such as sudden bereavement. Continue reading Sleep and Bereavement