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.
Trying to come to terms with the emotional aspect of losing a loved one is hard enough without having to deal with the practical aspects of Probate as well. To help find a way through the legal jargon, we spoke to Tony Crocker from IWC Wills & Probate.
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.
We are all living through challenging times, but the one thing many of us do have more of right now is time. Why not use these long winter evenings to create, make and do things that will make a real difference to our lives?
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.