Talking to babies about death

by Kristie West March 9, 2016

  A few days ago I had my first proper chat to Kaia about death. I know she’s only 8 months old, but I figure which birthday is it when we suddenly start talking to them about important topics? About stuff that matters?  Which day in their life do we suddenly decide they can understand […]

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What can grief stir up in you?

by Kristie West March 1, 2016
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What can grief stir up in you? In a word – anything. In 3 words – anything and everything. You are not made up of a bunch of  separate compartments that do not touch or affect one another. Everything flows into one. Something that affects one part of your life can affect every part of […]

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The secrets we keep (that keep us from healing from grief)

by Kristie West February 25, 2016
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The secrets we keep (that keep us from healing from grief) A barrier to truly and completely healing from grief after a death is to lump everything painful in to a ball, call it ‘grief’ (I’ve even seen it described as a single emotion)and never try to look into it to see what it is […]

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Introducing Josephine Payge – the first G.R.I.E.F. Guide!

by Kristie West February 16, 2016
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Introducing Josephine Payge – the first G.R.I.E.F. Guide! I’ve mentioned Josephine a heap of times but this is the first time I’ve properly introduced her. I thought it’d be good to share a bit about her with you. For you to meet her. Josephine Payge is the very first fully trained and certified G.R.I.E.F. Guide! […]

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All death should be peaceful. Or should it?

by Kristie West February 12, 2016

All death should be peaceful.  Or should it? Very often it is our beliefs around death and grief that cause us a lot of pain. Our feelings that things should be, or should have been, anything other than what they are or what they were.  And this particular train of thought is a good example. […]

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Are you holding on to a handful of dirt? Taking responsibility for where you’re at

by Kristie West February 9, 2016
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Are you holding on to a handful of dirt? …and still blaming the person/event that gave it to you? Taking responsibility for where you’re at. I get a lot of emails from people who have had a bereavement and wish to share their story or ask a question.  And sometimes people will share other things […]

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How to make a REAL bucket list

by Kristie West February 4, 2016
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How to make a REAL bucket list I read a great article a while ago about bucket lists, how popular they’ve become, and how they don’t really do anymore what they are supposed to do. If you want to check out the full article you’ll find it here. But to sum it up for you….the author […]

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The question that can transform your grief (and transform your life)

by Kristie West February 1, 2016
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The question that can transform your grief (and transform your life)   There is so much truth in the saying ‘it isn’t what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you’.  You may not believe you have a choice in what life dishes up to you, but you absolutely have power […]

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A Little Inspiration: ‘Tracks’, power, taking the first step, and escaping society’s limitations.

by Kristie West January 28, 2016
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A Little Inspiration: ‘Tracks’, power, taking the first step, and escaping society’s limitations.  Two years ago, on a plane to Australia, I watched the incredible movie ‘Tracks’. It is an adaptation of a memoir of the same name, detailing Robyn Davidson’s 9 month journey in 1977 from Alice Springs across 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles) of Australian deserts to the Indian Ocean, with her […]

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Where is your treasure?

by Kristie West January 15, 2016
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Where is your treasure?   Recently I was watching the ‘red table’ interview between Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother, and her daughter Willow, that was floating around on Facebook.  Well the motherhood and self-love part of it has, but I tracked down the full version.   It’s very inspiring and powerful and you’ll find it […]

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