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Image Magazine interviews Liz for a Father’s Day feature on Fatherless daughters


Fatherless daughters on Father’s Day – how growing up without a dad leaves an indelible…

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Can we ever truly know the depth and breadth of the grief experience?


The tragic gap between the life we want and the life we have is a…

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Why we shouldn’t try to fix grief


(Written for Limerick Mental Health, photo from unsplash.com) It is so very difficult to understand…

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How Grief Manifests in the Body


Modern medical science testifies to the physical effects of grief in the body in a…

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On grieving someone you never knew, by Dr. Susan Delaney


“She was tiny and perfect with a head of black hair. I called her Carol…

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Ritual, Symbol and Metaphor


Ritual, Symbol and Metaphor, to help cope with bereavement  The death of a loved one…

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My Mother’s Nightdress, a personal reflection


It started in September when I arrived home. I had been in the States for…

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A Mind Suffocates, A Body Weeps


In the seven months following my 19th birthday my brother drowned, my mother died of…

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Volunteering in The Jungle – refugee camp, Calais, Feb 2016


Here is an account of my experience bringing Open Floor to the refugees in the…

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Penetrating the Silence of Sorrow: Counselling those Bereaved by Suicide


(Originally  published in 2017 in the summer edition of the Irish Journal of Counselling and…

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T.O.P. Losing a much-wanted child


I had the pleasure of meeting Hayley for the Shapes Of Grief podcast last week….

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