Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.
As you may know, I recently wrote an article in support of Sue Ryder for their national Christmas campaign for 2018.
Following on from this, I was invited to write a new blog post and film a new vlog for Sue Ryder’s national website all about working through grief positively and how sharing Dad’s story has helped me with my own grief – I’d love you to take a look at my heartfelt effort for the hospice.
I revisited Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice to film my vlog in their beautiful chapel.
The hospice is such a calm, peaceful, welcoming place all year round but I find it absolutely beautiful at Christmas time – not only is the hospice building a sight to behold, there is also a huge Christmas tree which welcomes visitors at the top of the drive, reindeer lights and a beautiful, traditional tree in the chapel.
If you’ve never visited a hospice, I hope to show that hospice care isn’t focused on death. It is about adding life to your final days however long or short they may be.
My father passed away at Leckhampton Court Hospice at this time of year 8 years ago.
Christmas time is a difficult time of year for many of us who have lost a loved one.
Grief presents itself differently in everyone. There is no right or wrong way to feel yet grief can feel lonely and isolating.
In the blog post I discuss how I wrote the first article to help other people – what I didn’t realise was how much it would help me too. Grief doesn’t have to be lonely.
In the vlog I share some self care tips to help you to look after yourself and list some places such as Sue Ryder, Mind UK, The Blurt Foundation and Holly Matthews YouTube channel which I find useful and where you can seek support if needed.
My Christmas wish for you is to know that you are not alone ♥
As always, thank you so much for reading.
Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas.
Love, Jamie X
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