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“I don’t know what to do with my wife’s ashes”

In another article from the helpful and honest Guardian serial, Adam Golightly (pseudonym), describes the challenge it is do decide what to do with the...
31st May 2017
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What makes life worth living in the face of death?

In this powerful Ted talk, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned...
25th May 2017
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Replace ‘shoulds’ with ‘wants’

We’re not offended when people ask us, ‘How can you do what you do? Isn’t it really sad?’ It’s true, we see a lot of sadness and this isn’t...
7th April 2017
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Prince Harry isn’t wrong

Sometimes I’m asked why we blog and contribute to the discussion about death and dying, as though our real job is something else. At Albany, we have a...
31st March 2017
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How do we speak to children about grief?

I am passionate that we help children through grief in the best way possible. Sadly, the legacy of a culture which shut children away when someone died is...
25th March 2017
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Finding life in a hospice

We work closely with the team at local hospices not least because we are often serving the same families. When someone has been given a life-limiting...
24th March 2017
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Seasons

It's a beautiful time of the year, as we see one season end and another one begins. Yesterday on a walk we took this picture, struck by how it captures...
22nd March 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Six

18th February 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Five

17th February 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Four

17th February 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Three

15th February 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Two

13th February 2017
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Six Myths to Bust About Funerals – Part One

13th February 2017
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