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

Grief

Grief

It is a struggle to get up

It is a struggle to get up

I lost my husband 11 months ago after a short battle with cancer. I miss him so much and I am finding it hard to carry on. My children and grandchildren try there best to help me. But it is the times when I am alone. I

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Today I want to celebrate her life

Today I want to celebrate her life

Today I am reflecting on the life of my mother. I lost her unexpectedly last year at 69 years of age. Often times I find myself drifting into the traumatic experience that was her death but today I want to celebrate her life. I have a little

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You deserved so much better

You deserved so much better

I miss you Greg – my brother. You deserved so much better. I do what I do now because of you.

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I wish I could hug you

I wish I could hug you

Papa Ken, I just want to wish you a happy birthday. I miss you so much and Nanny misses you too. I wish I could hug you one more time.

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Love you always

Love you always

Mom, I miss you and <3 you always. You, without knowing, steered me into this path. Your final months live with me as I care for patients and families. Love you & miss you ALWAYS XXX

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Sometimes it’s unfair

Sometimes it’s unfair

Sometimes it’s unfair – for those of us who work in palliative care – that we don’t have the opportunity to grieve the loss of our loved ones as others do. As we go through our daily work, supporting others through their death, dying, loss, grief journey,

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Death sucks

Death sucks

My aunt died last year and it was my first true loss/death. I have worked in hospice for 11 years but it was the first time I felt what it meant to lose someone you love. I wish I was with her and my family at the

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We had so much yet to do

We had so much yet to do

…is of my best friend and colleague who died too soon. We had so much yet to do. I was honoured and grateful that I visited with my friend 3 weeks prior to her death. Everything seemed like it was going to be OK until she asked

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We focused on living

We focused on living

Within 2 weeks I lost both my parents and my beloved husband of 30 years. The void, emptiness was huge. I’m now an orphan and a widow. This comes after months and years of anticipation, preparation, and tiredness. We did talk but not nearly enough. We focused

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Dad misses you

Dad misses you

Mom, I was so lucky to have you as my mother. I was honoured to be holding you when you died. It’s now been 6 months and I think only now am I understanding grief. Dad misses you so much. So do I & Mark Love your

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