From No Grave to a Pew

Guest-blogger, Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen shares a very personal story of her father’s life, death and memorialisation: from Zwickau to Hull via Dresden, Eckernförde, and La Rochelle and his death near Kaliningrad. My father was born in 1914 but his wealthy parents went bankrupt twice after WW1. As a teenager he therefore assisted in the family bakery and…

End Notes

Guest-blogger, Ray French, introduces a new book (which you can download for free) exploring ways of dealing with mourning and bereavement. Death is a frightening subject to contemplate alone, but when we share our fears and experiences of it that fear often breaks down. That was what we hoped to achieve when we held 3…

Free-writing Case Study Report Now Available

The final report on the Remember Me project’s research case study examining free-writing practices in palliative care is now available. In experiences of bereavement, people hold on to their loved ones, creating continuing bonds and ongoing relationships with the departed. Many hospices offer Memorial books through which these relationships can be expressed and maintained in…