Category Archives: personal loss

Anxiety: a final word.

In the days of my childhood, I knew a man who ‘rejoiced’ under the extraordinary nickname of “Linnet”. Linnet was himself an unusual and eccentric character; he was a loner and the butt of mostly (but not always) harmless practical … Continue reading

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Accentuating the Positive.

You will recall that I concluded my last blog with a question and in the interests of taking things further forward, it might be worthwhile reading that final paragraph again before moving on. My answer to such a question has … Continue reading

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Living & Learning: coming to terms with illness in others

It is many years ago now – in fact more than “threescore and ten” – since I first become aware of the unwelcome, bewildering and disruptive power of life-threatening illness and its impact upon the family. Indeed, I was still … Continue reading

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