A Manual for Heartache – Book Review

This is an extraordinarily good book. Practical and direct but overflowing with compassion Cathy Rentzebrink will gently talk you through how you can be kind to yourself when overwhelmed by grief. And she should know. Her 'back story' is of surviving a devastating and protracted loss which began in her teens when her brother, to... Continue Reading →

Reverse Contagion?

Earlier this week I anointed someone with oil. It's been a very long time since I've done that. Naturally I took appropriate precautions but as the person concerned was already in that fragile space somewhere between life and death, the risk to her of anything transmitted from me was out of all proportion with the risks she already... Continue Reading →

‘It is what it is’

This is a phrase that has got me through some difficult experiences and some low moments. I've found myself saying it again to a couple of people lately. It may sound like resignation but  there is a world of difference between resignation and acceptance (see image). So when I say this phrase I mean acceptance.... Continue Reading →

Getting over the Crisis

To those of you who have been aware that at the end of July I suddenly experienced acute neck pain, a quick update and some BIG APPRECIATIONS. If you prayed for me, thank you. There were many other practical things that contributed to my recovery physically but I do not think any of us fully... Continue Reading →

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