Tag Archives: bereavement

Weight of a (very distant) world

The past few weeks have been hard. On January 18th I was told on Facebook that a dear friend I’d known online for over a decade had passed away after suffering an aneurysm. We never met in person as Tanya … Continue reading

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Carrie Fisher, and why everyone needs a Gary

To say I’m devastated about the sudden and sad passing of Carrie Fisher is no exaggeration. Growing up I only ever knew her as Princess Leia, who my dad (and probably everyone else’s dad) fancied from Star Wars. In more … Continue reading

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Furry friends are good for you

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 – Relationships Sometimes, I’m not really good with people. It’s nothing to do with them, I just find social interactions very tiring. Keeping my filter in check so I don’t say something weird or offensive, … Continue reading

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Pet bereavement – it’s important to grieve

I’ve written before about my own experiences with losing a beloved pet – there was my beautiful dog Shandy who passed in January this year, then my elderly cat Munch this summer. I’ve also lost people in my life – … Continue reading

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