Many years ago my wife and I were owned by a cat called Sweep.
She had been named by our young daughter.
Often, whilst sitting in my favourite easy chair at home, Sweep would jump up and lie along the length of my upper right leg – I
CruseScotland Bereavement Specialist, Audrey Holligan, was inspired to help people who had suffered loss and bereavement, particularly children, after tragically losing her parents and most of her family by the tender age of 12.
Audrey always knew, even at a young age
By Sonal Dave
Sonal Dave is a Ceremonies Celebrant, Toastmaster and Professional Public Speaking Coach. Speaking English, Gujarati and basic Hindi, Sonal's services include symbolic Asian rituals, the sand ceremony and many other symbolic Indian or Western elements.
By K.E. 2015
Last night I saw our lives once you have gone.
I saw the pain at the little things,
Like the stuffed rabbit in an empty cot,
And the one less stocking at Christmas.
And I saw the way we would go on,
Living each day willing to give everything we have and
by Judith Robinson, Development Librarian, Kirklees Library Service.
All images taken before social distancing measures were put in place.
Have you heard of Death Positive Libraries? You might wonder what public libraries bring to any work supporting conversations about
A Compassionate Country – A Charter For Wales
This Charter represents a commitment by our country to embrace a view of health and wellbeing that embraces citizenship and community empathy, directly supporting its citizens to address the negative health
By Dr Helen Frisby
It’s symptomatic of odd times that I suddenly find myself in agreement with a Tory minister; specifically, Health Minister Matt Hancock’s words on 15 April that “wanting to be with someone at the end of their life is one of the deepest human instincts.
Over the past decade, families have very gradually started to move away from a traditional funeral, (church, crematorium followed by pub, hotel or village hall.) However, since the onset of Covid 19, many many more people have found themselves considering other options as they weren
By Frank Meilack at Memoria
For most businesses, the outbreak of Covid-19 has had a profound impact, and it will take time for most to recover once the virus has been defeated and things return to normal. However, the funeral industry hasn’t been shut down by coronavirus unlike
This blog post from the team at Hugh James outlines the importance of planning and what will happen should a dispute over burial occurs.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for disagreements to arise between family members and loved ones including over funeral arrangements, burial