There is nothing like a handwritten card to tell someone you are thinking about them. In a world of emails and text messages, the act of choosing a card, putting pen to paper and taking a trip to the post box is enough to let them know they are in your thoughts.
Death should, if the world was a more understanding place, be followed by a gentle period of re-orientation. A time to remember, reflect and recalibrate. But of course real life is not really like that. We look at why making time for self-care is so important following a bereavement.
While it may feel painful to remember a loved one following a bereavement, there is also comfort to be found in the endless possibilities of remembering, the places it can take you, the feelings it can evoke, and with always the tantalising possibility that a time long forgotten will resurface like a delicious gift.