Grief

My personal journey in understanding grief after the loss of my partner and how it has changed my world perception and reality. If you’re new to this blog and experiencing grief for the first time, second time, third time, 100th time, billionth time then start HERE.


A thing happened, it wasn’t a big thing, it’s not an anniversary, nobody died today that I know of, the avalanche of grief came for a visit today, maybe it’s the build up of tiny little things, people leaving my world, a cosmic clearout of an old life, my working […]

Grief redux



Lately I’ve been pretty frustrated with the 1% of people in my world, you’ll know them, they’re the loudest people in the room, the ones who need to be the centre of attention, who want to be in control of e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, who think they have power when really they have […]

The emotional intelligence of an Avocado



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I have this odd sense of gratitude for the ability to breathe, when grief dragged me into its clutches of darkness in the early days it resulted in my losing the ability to breathe. I remember it was the first thing I noticed that I wasn’t able to do, apart from talk, eat, […]

Don’t forget to breathe


(written April 30th 2014) Rule One: Be a good person and just help others because you can – not because you want something in return. Rule Two: Be generous with knowledge. Rule Three: In the face of adversity, remember it’s not actually about you, it’s totally about them and that’s […]

My rules on how to be a better human


Lately I’ve been feeling like a total rookie in this whole life thing. In my business things have been pretty rock and roll, not because I’ve gone on some kind of ‘throw myself into work’ rampage to avoid dealing with the death of my partner, more that I’ve actually been […]

Life Level – Rookie



I’m writing this blog, in part, for my own therapy and personal healing.  I’m also writing this to share because I know what I have to say will help those of you that may be battling in your lives with grief.  It is my hope that these blogs will help you gain […]

The scale of purple monkeys & grief



The conversation went something like this between a friend and myself. K: Don’t laugh, this is going to sound nuts but I’ve totally Googled time travel. M: *laughs* That’s totally normal hun, add parallel universes & cloning from my list. K: Obviously we’re not the only ones because there was […]

Time travel, Parallel universe, Cloning and Grief



For a solid three weeks after I had lost my loved one, all I could feel was despair and a terrible darkness had descended.  A few months later I tried describing the feeling and all I could come up with that came even close to an adequate description was that […]

Grief and Grenades