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Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

Grief

Grief

He becomes anxious

He becomes anxious

My husband recently told me that as a child he would lay awake hours & hours worrying about how he would die and what would happen after he died. He still can’t think about it again & he becomes anxious. I have never thought of it in […]

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Why

Why

WHY, WHY Love Mom Untill we meet again xoxoxo  

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Love and sadness came over me

Love and sadness came over me

Both my grandparents died while I was not living near them and it was not until I travelled back home and saw their plots in the cemetery that this feeling of loss and sadness came over me. I had to re-live that feeling of losing them all […]

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My knees gave out

My knees gave out

I’ll always remember the phone call from my girlfriend’s mom telling me she’d passed away. It took me a couple of minutes to understand what she was telling me and then when I did, my knees gave out and I felt like I was going to be […]

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Thank you my love

Thank you my love

To My Beautiful Girl, Without taking a breath, your beauty, love and spirit has made this world more beautiful. You have unleashed a capacity to love and cherish amongst so many people. Thank you my love. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for allowing me to […]

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She was very sick

She was very sick

 The worst part of my mother dying when I was five years old was the silence- not being able to ask what happened and not having adults in my life talk about what happened. She was very sick and she died. Why was that so hard to […]

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Miss you all

Miss you all

Dear Maurice, Daniel, Ginny, Mum, Dad… Miss you all.  

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Ken always came for breakfast

Ken always came for breakfast

I was twelve- Ken always came for breakfast but he didn’t show up. I went up to his room to see if he was OK. He wasn’t. He had shot himself through the head. His false teeth were in a glass. Pictures of the liberation of Aushwitz […]

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I’ll never know the relationship we could have had

I’ll never know the relationship we could have had

Dad, I’ll never know the relationship we could have had over the last 10 years not speaking. I couldn’t look you in the eye and feel safe anymore after the pain you put me through. Without your apology, I still live in the past. I’ve moved away […]

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I was so happy

I was so happy

I was so happy when I met my cat Pompernickl for the first time. But my mom got sick cus of my cats fer so we gave her to my uncule he got sick and gave her to his frind and I never saw her agin. I […]

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