When grief feels weird to us

I’ve been thinking a lot about grief and the way we frame death in Western culture, and why we shouldn’t be surprised when grief feels weird. Since death and dying – and by extension – grief has been taken out of our usual experiences for such...

Healthy self care is essential

Working at end of life is sometimes challenging, so it is essential for me to have regular and frequent healthy self-care time. Flip your script on prioritising time for yourself – you ARE worth it! Today I had the entire morning dedicated to catching up with a...

Pro tips: Children and funerals

One of the questions I am often asked is ‘should I bring my children to a funeral?’ My response is always a firm and definite ‘YES’. Yes children belong at funerals, and yes you can talk death and dying with children of any age. It is not only healthy for...
Death On Earth – book review

Death On Earth – book review

Death on Earth – Adventures in Evolution and Mortality provides an eclectic mix of personal observation and questioning, scientific information, and observations from death professionals in conversation with the author. At times I found that the wonderings of the...