journey, beach
8th November 2018

When I finished writing my book, I found myself in ‘no man’s land’ and I felt redundant and a bit lost. Writing had been a very therapeutic experience for me and it gave me purpose and something to focus on but once I stopped writing, I found I had this empty space in my life. I also…

28th November 2020

I will never forget being with my son Matthew when he was diagnosed with cancer, and the mixed emotions I felt shook me to the core. Shock, fear, anger, denial, helplessness, hopelessness, sadness, and frustration overwhelmed me in that moment. I remember how we held each other so tight. We both shook and trembled uncontrollably,…

18th June 2020

My all time favourite memory is of a family holiday on a beach when our children were young. When I think about it now, I am back there amid the sights and sounds and seaside smells. I can time travel and relive that wonderful time in my life once again. Over time memories are destined…

31st May 2020

When I first published my book, Letters to Matthew, I felt extremely uncomfortable. What if people wanted to read it or what if they didn’t? Sharing my book with the world was allowing other people, including complete strangers, into my personal world. I experienced lots of conflicting thoughts and feelings. A few weeks after my…

21st April 2020

Throughout my book ‘Letters to Matthew – Life After Loss’ I write about various techniques that I use in my private complementary therapy practice. These include a tapping technique, known as the Emotional Freedom Technique’s (EFT) and Matrix Reimprinting. EFT is a constantly evolving technique of which there are many variations, but it is commonly…