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Playing with death - how the ‘Goodbye-box’ helps children grieve

By Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

A couple of weeks ago, I met Bonnie Jansen, a primary school teacher and trained play therapist. She has developed the DAG-box (Goodbye-box), a beautiful box filled with 44 wooden miniature figures. 1,023 more words

Guest Post

Jesus Wept

John 11:35 Jesus wept.

Jesus wept. For Love.

Jesus wept. For love. Behold how He loved him. His friend now dead. He loved too much. Sometimes. 869 more words


Day 137 - 17th May - Black Tie Event

Today was the funeral of my mum’s partner.  A month is a long time to have to wait for this element of the grieving process but my mum has been remarkably strong throughout all of this.  44 more words



Who were you
But someone that pulled me back from the ledge
Without ever knowing my name?

What does it matter to me
When everything you ever created… 72 more words


Numbered Days

A shooting star, a fleeting moment, a blinding light and then, well then it’s gone.

Things always seem to keep me on my toes.  Life is literally the craziest ride I have ever been on and as I am finding my peace and my happiness, there is a crashing moment that takes my breath away, a moment that makes me second guess so much in life and makes my heart ache for my friends and family back home that I find it difficult to function. 333 more words


the marvel of the capacious soul

i’m convinced that one of the reasons we’re down here on this messy planet, this planet that sometimes feels overpopulated with goons and wise guys, is that on occasion, as we mill about among the masses and misfits, we run into the occasional breathtaking specimen from whom we will undoubtedly learn a thing or three. 1,041 more words

Savoring Moments

The One About... Every Single Morning

Here is one of the worst things about having someone you love die:
It happens again every single morning.


With the upcoming anniversaries of the deaths of both my mother and my best friend a few years ago, I have found myself ruminating on the concept of death, of grief and mourning. 831 more words