From the Journal | Jo’s Blog

Jo shares her own personal journey of grief, along with educational and inspiring pieces to help others on their journey.

Coronavirus and the first set of restrictions got me good this year.

Initially I thought I’d cope okay, after all, I’m no stranger to having life tipped on its head. I mean when your husband dies and you’ve already dealt with emotional, mental, and financial instability, I kind of thought I had Coronavirus in the bag!

How wrong I was!

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In the 1960’s, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross wrote a book and identified five stages of grief. You might have heard of them, but if not, they are as follows – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. But I am going to call...
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It is so hard to know what to do for someone going through a hard time. A friend text me last week telling me the husband of a friend had died. Immediately I was transported back to the early days...
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Year two is done and dusted. Thank goodness. In all honesty, year two of grieving has been an absolute bastard. Grieving is a new thing for me, I’ve been incredibly lucky in my life to not have experienced grief before....
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