Beatification

Beatification

Experience
This post is from Bereavement Coach Associate Siobhan Clarke who discusses how and why we should be more open about a person when they've died. Don’t speak ill of the dead The Latin phrase is "De mortuis nihil nisi bonum" - "Of the dead, [say] nothing but good" - a phrase coined by Chilon of Sparta ca.600 BC. It’s amazing what Google can tell you. All I know is that I was raised in an Irish Catholic household where you most certainly did not speak ill of the dead, indeed if you spoke of the dead at all you swiftly followed mere mention of their name with a speedy sign of the cross and a muttered "May they rest in peace". People that were generally acknowledged to be utter twits while among the living underwent a transformation…
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Time heals all wounds?

Time heals all wounds?

Experience
In this post, we hear thoughts about grieving from The Bereavement Coach Associate Siobhan Clarke and how a few carefully chosen words can go a long way. Time heals all wounds? Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about death, bereavement and grief. That sounds awful doesn’t it? But having joined forces with The Bereavement Coach, and having experienced the warmth, comfort and positivity of running our first Grief Awareness Workshop I’m here to tell you that it isn’t awful. It can be a sad conversation, a hard conversation but it can also be a funny one, even a joyful one at times. And it’s a conversation we need to have. Death is part of life, we will all experience the loss of a loved one at some point in our…
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