The end of the journey for a much-loved family member
A Celebration of Life is an alternative to the traditional funeral. We had one for our much loved matriarch who passed away recently after a long battle with lung cancer.
Celebrating my Irish Heritage on Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick’s Day holds special significance for my family. My mum was a Geraghty, descended from Irish immigrants to New Zealand. It also is the day my mother passed away 30 years ago
Coping With Loss and Grief After Major Life Changes
This article is about coping with loss and grief after major life changes such as ill health and the death of a loved one.
10 ways to improve your well-being
Make a commitment to yourself to get back on track with your healthy lifestyle by using these ten ways to improve your well-being.
Journalling as a Self Care Activity
Journalling as a self care activity is a positive way to channel your emotions and clarify them. This article contains printable journal prompts as a self care activity
Mixed Feelings on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day has always been a day of mixed feelings for me. My mum passed away from cancer when I was 24. She was 54, the exact age I am now. A lifetime without my mum has been hard to bear at times, especially those times when your mum would be present for you, like…
Living the Healthiest Version of Your Life
I want my remaining years to be as healthy as possible so I strive to overcome my health issues and live the healthiest version of my life as I can. No matter what your issues are, whether they are physical or mental, a lack of money or support, it is possible to live the healthiest…
Letter to myself – aged 17
If you could write a letter to yourself at aged 17, what advice would you give yourself? We know ourselves much better the older we get- these life lessons mean we appreciate those things we took for granted at age 17.
The Half-Empty Nest
When one of your children moves out of home it feels like a death – it is a loss, and you grieve for it like any other loss. It is not as acute as the death of a loved one but you still experience some of the same emotions