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‘Failure is not an option’: This is a strong statement which evokes many fearful thoughts in manypeople. Indeed, living with this powerful belief myself prevented me from trying new things or eventrying to do my best- whether it was doing school work or learning new skills. I did not learn to ride abicycle until I...
This a blog that continues the series that I’m writing on grief. From my previous blogs youare aware that I lost my Dad to cancer about 6 weeks ago. My previous blog can be found athttps://thesej.co.uk/how-do-i-cope-with-bereavement/I’ve talked about how when my mum passed away about 16 years ago that it hit me hard,and how this...
I was talking to a couple the other day about children and what they are currently doing. The man isa mathematician and his wife a musician. Their elder son is also a talented musician and the secondone is an engineer. They asked me about our children, and I told them one has a degree in...
 This is the latest blog in my series on grief, and you can find my previous one here https://thesej.co.uk/how-do-i-cope-with-the-pain-that-grief-brings/ It was dad’s funeral this month, and I was asked to read the Eulogy at the service. This is not only a great honour, but a bit of a challenge as how do I capture the...
Now that we are moving out of lockdown there is a lot of talk about us moving to somethingcalled ‘hybrid working”. This means that for some of us instead of being in the office or atwork 5 days a week, we’ll be moving to something of a hybrid. Some days at work and somedays working...
This blog is going to make up a continuing series, as I really feel to share with you myjourney through grief, and how the SEJ process has helped me. I’m hoping this may help youtoo. You can find my previous blog at https://thesej.co.uk/how-do-I-deal-with-grief/ This week has been a strange week as we’ve been busy organising...
I spoke in one of my previous blogs about how the SEJ supported me with dealing with therecent death of my father. (https://thesej.co.uk/helping-deal-with-grief/)I’d like to expand on this as over the last week as we’ve began to deal with the FuneralDirectors, going through photos of dad for the order of service, and all the other...
I sadly lost my mother to cancer about 15 years ago, and I found this very hard to processand deal with at the time. I shut a lot of the grief off and tried to hide it away in a deep partof my mind so that I didn’t have to deal with it. Like a...
In the younger years of life, you may seek to find enjoyment for yourself, taking all that life has to offer and revellingin those experiences. In later years, especially if those later years bring to you the experience of loss, maybe the lossof a loved one; you may question what brings you joy.Loss or age...
I was recently listening to an audio book and in this book the author was talkingabout the power of the human body. The author asked the question – “If you break yourarm who fixes this for you?”. The author went on to explain that the common answer to thisquestion is naturally “I go to the...
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