Grief, death & loss

Fathers & Sons

On the Coast #55+ March 2020 Fathers & Sons The other week, in my capacity as an holistic funeral celebrant, I had to sensitively mediate two adult brothers, as they navigated the death of their father and plan his funeral. It was painful to witness them in such pain. [...]

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Staying Calm in Uncertain Times.

On the Coast #Families  – AprilMay 2020 Staying Calm in Uncertain Times. With the bush fires all calmed by March it seemed like finally we could exhale with relief and rebuild and resume lives and then the Coronavirus pandemic arrived. As I write this now in mid-March, by the [...]

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Aged Care Revolution – The Time to Act is Now

On the Coast +55 – Nov/Dec issue Aged Care Revolution – The Time to Act is Now With the Royal Commission into Aged Care in full swing it is hard to ignore the shocking revelations of conditions at some facilities and the stories of neglect, loneliness and despair.  It’s [...]

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Supporting children when a loved one dies

Kidz on the Coast –Sept 2019 Supporting children when a loved one dies For more than a decade I have been working with death, grief and end-of-life and the last couple of years my practice has grown and evolved and I am now a fully operational funeral director, as [...]

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Tempting Fate? – Don’t Leave it too Late

Seniors on the Coast – August 2019 Tempting Fate? – Don’t Leave it too Late On August 8 every year it is Dying to Know Day, a national day of awareness initiated by the Groundswell Project to encourage conversations about death and dying and to make them natural, safe [...]

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Home Truths

Seniors on the Coast – March/April 2019 Home Truths. One of the familiar dilemmas moving into the ‘third-age’ of life is the issue of where to live.  Once the family home becomes too big for two or one, should you downsize?  Should you consider your next move to be [...]

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A King Tide of Life & Love & Loss

Seniors on the Coast – Dec/Jan 2019 In my professional life as celebrant, therapist and bespoke funeral specialist my weeks are often poignant with love and loss – a juxtaposition of the deep sadness of a funeral, the joyful fizz of a wedding and perhaps the realness of a [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:38:43+00:00April 11th, 2019|Grief, death & loss, Relationships, Spirituality, Youthful ageing|Comments Off on A King Tide of Life & Love & Loss

Home Truths.

Seniors on the Coast – March/April 2019 One of the familiar dilemmas moving into the ‘third-age’ of life is the issue of where to live.  Once the family home becomes too big for two or one, should you downsize?  Should you consider your next move to be a ‘by [...]

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Dying to have the conversation

Article for Seniors on the Coast - August 2015 Death is a profound rite of passage that escapes no-one. Facing the end of life process – whether through illness or old age, disease or accident – can be made meaningful and bearable by creating the appropriate rituals and celebrations. End [...]

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At end of life, consider the difference my unique, bespoke and holistic funeral & pastoral care services can offer.

It is a sensitive service I offer and hard for me to 'advertise' but please know I can be available to you or any family in need leading up to, during and after a death of a beloved. My craft as a funeral celebrant and pastoral care practitioner [...]

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