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Podcasts to Help with Grief

Podcasts to help with grief - photo Elice Moore - Unsplash

This article was updated on May 3, 2023. Everyone’s doing a podcast these days and I for one love them. You can listen to them while walking the dog, in the car or on your daily commute. And let’s face it, listening to the hosts can feel like being with … Read more

Why not attend an online talk by death anxiety guru Dr Rachel Menzies?

National Palliative Care Week SESLHD- online event

Rachel Menzies is talking about death anxiety. She will be the guest of the Grief and Bereavement team, Sutherland Hospital, Sydney, speaking at their online National Palliative Care Week event on May 22 from 2-3pm. It will be held online via Teams. Rachel is co-author of the book How the … Read more

Socials to Follow for Grief

Writer Clover Stroud, photo courtesy UK's The Good Grief Festival

This article was updated on April 25, 2023. We talk about socials to follow for grief support. You’ve read the online comments on your bereavement post, noted the care emojis, the likes and read all the messages. You’ve even shared photos and videos with family and friends. But all that … Read more

Beyond casseroles: A widower’s guide to moving forward.


This article was updated on April 18, 2023. It discusses how widowed fathers bonded together. by Sandra Moon How do widowers cope with grief? The world as they knew it, with its well-mapped out future of anniversaries, grandchildren, shared parenthood and milestones, has gone. And when the pity, advice and … Read more

Holding on to Hope

Photo by Aaron Burden, Unsplash

by Sandra Moon This article was updated on April 11, 2023. It discusses Australian missing persons. Imagine one day your loved one doesn’t return home and as time goes by there is no conclusive evidence that they are dead. According to the Missing Persons Advocacy Network’s Missing Person’s Guide this … Read more

What is your biggest question about dying and what is your biggest fear?

People walking along a street in silhouette.

This story was updated on March 28 2023. This is our first report on feedback from our consumer survey, which is ongoing. It was published in our March 15 newsletter. Our next report will be in the April newsletter. Please subscribe here, if you would like to follow this discussion … Read more

A Grief without a loss: John Brodgen shares.

John Brogden, Chair of Lifeline

This article was updated on 21 March 2023. On the 60 year anniversary of Lifeline Australia we revisit patron John Brogden’s lessons from grief. A lot has changed for Lifeline Australia patron Mr John Brogden since we last caught up with him in 2020. Lifeline has now ‘gone global‘ with … Read more

Join us in Wollongong for Conversations around death and dying.

With Carolyn Vaughan - we will be guest speakers at Wollongong's 'Conversations around Death and Dying'

Join us on February 9, as I and other guest speakers share our stories, knowledge, and experience about legal considerations, managing grief and bereavement, the benefits of memorialisation, as well as the importance of having ‘those’ conversations. Following the presentation, morning tea will be available along with the opportunity to … Read more

Coffin Art gave Sandra the Chance to Talk to her Cousin one Last Time.

Coffin art offered a chance to talk to my cousin one last time, photo: Sandra Moon

This article was updated on 26 October, 2022. It made a difference to be able to connect one last time, SANDRA MOON, journalist, editor, writer and no stranger to grief, says of her personal experience with coffin art. In the crematorium I waited with the other mourners, thick black markers … Read more

Dying is a big experience, and only a small part is medical.

Social Worker Joanna McIlveen at St George and Sutherland Community College, September 23, 2022

Grief is socially isolating but it doesn’t need to be – we can provide the community we need when someone dies, Joanna McIlveen explained. We were at a Professional Development Day for the Workskills teachers of the St George and Sutherland Community College. Jo’s presentation was profound. Here are some … Read more

I learnt something new.

Margaret Rice speaking at the Calvary Bereavement Services's Living with Grief Seminar

I’ve written about grief and bereavement for years, yet I learnt something new at the seminar by Calvary Bereavement Service yesterday. It was a simple distinction, revealed at the Living With Grief seminar I facilitated. In our interview counsellor Adele Elliott explained the variety of approaches counsellors can take, with … Read more

Join us to learn how to manage your grief.

Living with Grief Seminar

Don’t forget the Living with Grief seminar on Saturday, September 10, 2022. This is open to everybody – although we do ask you to register. (See details below.) I’m the facilitator and it’s been organised by the Calvary Bereavement Counselling Service, Kogarah. Good Grief! has been digging away, learning more … Read more

Eleven steps to a prepare for a good death – in ordinary times.

11 steps for a good death - in ordinary times.

This article was updated on 26 July, 2022. The first step to prepare for a good death is to find out more about death. We learn: Next, we prepare for our own end. To do this we: For more discussion about these 11 steps, see:A Good Death – a compassionate … Read more