1st January 2021

Grief, and the emotions felt due to a loss, can be incredibly hard to cope with for both the bereaved and for those who are trying to be supportive. Hopefully, with mutual respect and patience, relationships can withstand the pain of loss and in some cases may grow even stronger. Unfortunately, after losing a loved…

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…