When unexpected deaths and suicide deaths happen

Unexpected deaths, including suicide deaths, are difficult and challenging to deal with. Here are some things we can expect to happen emotionally and response-wise. I have also included a few observations about how to be kind and appropriate to those affected by a...

Living with unhoped-for outcomes and keeping going

As some Gentle Readers are aware, Hubs and Self rescued a Little Penguin last week, genuinely hoping that this action would make a positive difference. The Little Penguin Eudyptula minor (commonly referred to as “Fairy Penguins”) – the smallest...

Follow GDEP on social media

Want more GDEP than just the blog?! You can follow GDEP on social media. Huzzah! I am on a variety of socials where you can find some fun, informative content about networking, end of life best practice, and the latest international changes to legislation around...

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...