‘Children are Butterflies’

For families in the UK who are in the unfortunate position of having to organise the funeral of a child. ‘Children Are Butterflies‘ is a Northampton based charity, which offers practical and financial support when arranging a funeral that was probably not expected and not planned for, and more importantly, emotional support through an established…

Can you die from a broken heart?

Is it really possible to die of a ‘broken heart’?  You may know someone who died shortly after their partner’s death, as if they were heartbroken and unable to go on without their loved one. British Heart Foundation funded researchers have been studying this phenomenon and have come up with some very thought provoking findings….

What is an On-Line Tribute ?

It is now possible to make an On-Line Tribute to your deceased loved one.  You can usually post pictures, music and video, as well as light virtual candles and accept donations for charities.  It is a way to make it easy to collect donations via card, saving the time spent on dealing with cash and…

Lost for Words Talking about Cancer

Not everyone feels able to share their feelings about cancer or its treatment. Sometimes you may want to enjoy time away from talking about the cancer. Don’t be afraid to tell friends and family when you would prefer to talk about other things. For those times when you do want to talk you may find…

Grief and Grieving

You may have heard of the 5 Stages of Grief.  This theory of going through the grieving process was propounded by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross over 40 years ago and has been used to help many grieving people understand that what they are going through is not abnormal. However, that is not to say that the grieving…