Guest Author - Shirley McGillivray
Thank you for your interest in the Bereavement newsletter. My hope is that this newsletter and the Bereavement site offers support and compassion and addresses the questions you have around death and grief.
As editor my aim is to help people realise that there is no wrong way to grieve. We work through the stages of grief in our own way and time. People get so caught up in right and wrong they donīt give themselves time, and this is often made worse by friends and family who, while wanting the best for their loved one, inadvertently increase the feeling of hopelessness and pressure to move forward.
I speak from the experience of having lost my husband at age 52 after a short fight with Leukaemia and then my mother just on a year later. I also work in the Aged Care field and have done for over 20 years, so as well as a mother, a daughter and a widow, I also bring experience from a health care point of view.
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For so many people death is a subject to be avoided, but while it is a sad, extremely difficult time in our lives, it is also a part of living and I hope that together we can give comfort and support in a stressful time of your life.