Grief, death & loss

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 [...]

2020-04-14T15:05:37+10:00April 14th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-04-14T14:57:22+10:00April 14th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-04-14T14:49:02+10:00April 14th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-04-14T14:46:22+10:00April 14th, 2020|

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 [...]

2019-04-11T17:38:43+10:00April 11th, 2019|

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 [...]

2015-09-18T11:17:46+10:00September 18th, 2015|
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