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Grief has changed me.

I’m sat in my kitchen trying to persuade my husband to let my nephew come and stay. He’ll be a big help I tell him knowing full well he has every inch of his project carefully mapped out. He’s doing our garden. It’s a huge undertaking and I know that everything needs to happen inContinue reading “Grief has changed me.”

Addiction is not a choice

I’m reading the most beautiful book by Giles Paley-Phillips. It’s called One Hundred and Fifty-two days and it’s just about the most beautiful thing I have ever read. Giles is a children’s author but I wasn’t familiar with his books. Instead I came across him on twitter as he often tweets about positivity and mentalContinue reading “Addiction is not a choice”

Podcast with Traver Boehm: I talk about surviving the loss of a family member to addiction

Shortly after releasing my book my wonderful friend, Cath put me in touch with Traver Boehm. I wasn’t familiar with him at the time but they shared a mutual friend and he had kindly agreed to interview me for The UNcivilized Podcast. Now I hate the sound of my own voice but I’ll happily talkContinue reading “Podcast with Traver Boehm: I talk about surviving the loss of a family member to addiction”

Moving forward

I write about death and speak about it far more than I ever imagined I would. And yet, I still consider myself upbeat and positive. I still love nothing more than being sarcastic and a bit daft (ask my kids!). Because while being bereaved has certainly changed my life, it has not changed who IContinue reading “Moving forward”

Recommendation: Listen to Matt, author of the Endless Possibilities blog, discuss addiction and recovery

This is a fantastic interview and a must-listen for anyone affected by drug or alcohol addiction. I love writing and reading stories, but there is something so powerful about hearing people talk about it. Matt from the Endless Possibilities blog speaks to someone from his rehabilitation unit about addiction, recovery and appreciating the little thingsContinue reading “Recommendation: Listen to Matt, author of the Endless Possibilities blog, discuss addiction and recovery”

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