A Widow’s Story – As Told Through Photographs

These photos signify the Hindu widow – wearing a white sari – with a bare back. The inspiration was taken from the film Water by Deepa Mehta. The long hair is in defiance to the norm where a Hindu widow’s hair is shorn back. The photos are taken in a cold, grey tint to show the starkness of the story. More →

From Wife To Widow

In the moment that my husband Jeremy took his last breath, my identity changed from being his wife to being his widow… On 28 July 2016 my beautiful, kind husband Jeremy died from a rare form of renal cancer. It was the most devastating thing to have happened to me in my life. During the first two years of grieving More →

Mandy Writes From The Heart

“I first met Mandy when I was interviewed on Brooklands Radio for their Just Women show. At the time I had just published my memoir Always With You – and was still in a fairly raw state of grief. Mandy was kind and compassionate as I opened up about my bereavement. When I learnt about the death of her brother More →

Nic Says Four Little Words

“I met Nic when I was delivering a training session for Cruse Bereavement and I was touched by her kindness and compassion and also her passion to make grieving acceptable – removing any shame or taboo from it. Her campaign ‘Four Little Words’ is about getting people to be comfortable with grief – to be comfortable saying the words ‘Sorry More →

Chan Kitthan…A dance tribute to Jeremy

The last photograph Jeremy ever took was that of the moon. Every time I look at the moon I think of him – and feel as if he is looking after me as the moon’s light and rays fall over me. So, I choreographed this dance in tribute to him for the 18th of May 2019 – what would have More →

Meditation to help with your grief

We grieve when we experience loss which comes in many forms. The loss of a loved one. The loss of a pet. The loss of a job. The loss of good health. Grieving fully takes courage. Grieving allows us to let go. Grieving allows us to come to terms with what we have lost. How we grieve is personal to More →

Grieving a Pet – A Tribute to Tabasco

My darling cat Tabasco would have been 16 today. He died 6 months ago. He hadn’t been too well for a few days and had started having fits. When the vet saw him he said that without further tests they couldn’t diagnose what was wrong. I didn’t want to put him through any invasive tests or any harrowing treatment, and More →