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,…

Interview: Chewsing Kindness & Changing The World….One Smile At A Time (Cleft Lip & Palate Awareness Week)

For my finale to the series of posts and interviews that I’ve done for “Cleft Lip & Palate Awareness Week”, I have something very special for you. In September 2013, just after my Frankie had his diagnosis of a very severe cleft lip and palate and reeling from the inappropriate way that the news was…

“AND I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE MY BABY IS BURIED!” Oh For An NHS Future-Gazer!

Originally posted on CHAPLAIN'S BLOG:
None of this for my friend 49 years ago… Today I heard a tragic tale from someone I count as a friend. They had seen that I had been shortlisted for a Butterfly Award for my work with parents who have lost their babies (see my profile here: http://www.thebutterflyawards.com/index.php/voting/userprofile/revdavidsouthall…