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Finding the Right Words - What to Write in a Sympathy Card

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Finding the Right Words - What to Write in a Sympathy Card

A well-written condolence card is something to treasure, but all too often we struggle to find the message which says how we really feel. So what should you write in a sympathy card that will strike the perfect note and truly convey your feelings? 

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It's Good to Talk: Supporting Dying Matters Week (10-16 May)

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It's Good to Talk: Supporting Dying Matters Week (10-16 May)

For many people, the thought of talking about death is awkward, scary and depressing. It’s a tricky conversation that’s often just easier to avoid. We hear you, but we also believe that the alternative – leaving your affairs in a mess and your loved ones unaware of your wishes – is much worse. That’s why we are proud to support Dying Matters who are working to break one of society’s biggest taboos. 

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Finding Peace Walking in Britain’s Burial Grounds

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Finding Peace Walking in Britain’s Burial Grounds

We've all been on a lot of walks this year, but there is one kind of tranquil space that you may not have considered for a daytime amble. Britain's burial grounds are filled with culture, history and wildlife, and these peaceful resting places can often be surprisingly calming and life-affirming.

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Useful Books on Death, Grief and End of Life

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Useful Books on Death, Grief and End of Life

When you are looking to make some sense out of the emotional impact of death and grief, a book can be a good place to start. But finding one that strikes the right balance of empathy, experience and practicality can be hard. In this post we've curated six of the most thumbed books from the Angel & Dove bookshelf. 

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Grief & Alcohol: Life Coach Karen Whybrow Shares Her Story

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Grief & Alcohol: Life Coach Karen Whybrow Shares Her Story

As thoughts turn at this time of year to living a healthier lifestyle, life coach Karen Whybrow recalls drowning her sorrows after her husband’s death – and the series of realisations that made her see that she needed to stop using alcohol to numb the pain.

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