Speaking

Why you should talk to yourself like you would talk to your children or best friend…

June 25, 2022
I have a nemesis. Running. As long as I can remember, I haven’t been able to do it. Even at... Read more

Poetry Slam: “Oh, Hello Demons…”

June 15, 2022
  Oh hello demons, You’ve come out to play­­, Shouting abuse in my head, Trying to make me crumble and... Read more

Poetry Slam – “Perfection doesn’t exist…”

May 29, 2022
  Perfection doesn’t exist No matter how much you persist, There will always be that thing That’s not quite right... Read more

“Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” and other questions children might ask in the days following the (sudden) death of a loved one – and how to answer them.

April 15, 2021 , ,
In April 2009, my 34-year old husband Martin suffered a fatal heart attack. No family history, no previous symptoms. He... Read more

(Child) Grief doesn’t go away…

February 6, 2021 ,
It is so important to remember that grief doesn’t go away. Adult grief doesn’t; child grief doesn’t. And children don’t... Read more

Hang in there…

March 28, 2020
Today I was meant to speak at the WAY Widowed and Young AGM. I am gutted that this had to... Read more

The day my plane didn’t crash…

November 23, 2019
As I sit here, replaying yesterday in my head, I am filled with emotion and deep, deep gratitude. I feel... Read more

My first ever podcast is live!

November 15, 2019 , ,
I am sooooooo excited that my first ever podcast is live. Thank you Kylie from EGG for giving me this... Read more

Book recommendation – “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center

October 15, 2019 ,
  I stumbled across this beautiful book via Brené Brown’s website, and, to be honest, wasn’t sure about downloading it... Read more

“Just keep on living until you feel alive again.”

March 5, 2019
– Quote from ‘Call The Midwife’   Now, as stated, this is not a quote I have come up with... Read more