An Account of Mother’s Day from an Empty Armed Mother

It is March 2018, and right now my life has never been more settled, and I’ve never been as happy since April 2012 to November 2013. That time period was the last time I felt truly happy – in that time I got together with my now husband, got engaged to him, my work, festivals…

Take The Red Pill, Take The Blue Pill: The Choices And Decisions We Make

I’m sure that many of you reading this will be familiar with the film “The Matrix” from 1999 starring Keanu Reeves.  While in places it was quite confusing, the basic premise of the film was that humans have been enslaved by artificial intelligence machines who have them “plugged in” to the Matrix which they believe…

Happy New Year 2018

Happy new year to you all, I hope that 2018 is a prosperous and happy new year for you. I’m really looking forward to the challenges and the new year ahead and hope to write much more for this blog in the new year. Whatever you are doing tonight, have fun but most of all…

The Power Of Forgiveness

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. Martin…

I’m Back…But Where Have I Been?

Peeks up tentatively to say hello….. And yes, I know that a few months ago, I said I was going to wind Frankie’s Legacy as a blog down. I know I said I was going to get a new blog going called “Happiness Personified”. But that didn’t happen. None of it happened. So what DID…

Almost 2 Months On….Where Am I Now?

I know that I posted on November 14th 2015 saying that “all good things must come to an end” with the intention of moving over to my new blog “Happiness Personified”, which at the time seemed like the right thing to do. At that point I had just laid Frankie to rest along with my…

Please Vote For Me & Rev’d David Southall In This Year’s Butterfly Awards

I’m thrilled to announce that I have again been shortlisted in this year’s Butterfly Awards, a prestigious annual event which focuses on recognising and celebrating organisations and individuals who work tirelessly to raise awareness of early pregnancy loss, stillbirth and neonatal death and provide much needed support services for bereaved parents. Rev’d David Southall, Chaplain…

Press Release Immediate: Hospital Chaplain And Bereaved Mother Nominated In Inspirational Mother And Bereavement Worker Categories In Prestigious National Awards

7th September 2015 Press Release – Immediate Hospital Chaplain And Bereaved Mother Nominated In Inspirational Mother And Bereavement Worker Categories In Prestigious National Awards A bereaved mother from Worcester and a Chaplain from the Worcestershire Royal Hospital have been nominated in the 2015 Butterfly Awards, a prestigious annual event which focuses on recognising and celebrating…

The 5 Stages Of Grief

I remember reading somewhere on the internet, I can’t remember where though, about The Kübler-Ross model, otherwise known as “the five stages of grief”.  This model is a series of emotional stages by survivors of grief and death, and the 5 stages according to the model are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. For some…

Sunshine On My Shoulders….

In 1971 a young woman died at the age of 20.  She left behind a husband, a two year old daughter, and a journal of tape recordings.  A journal that told what it was to be young, and a mother, and in love…and dying.  The names of the people in her life have been changed,…