Five Things I've learnt about life after writing about the death of my son, Teddy, by Elle Wright.

After the death of her son, Teddy, at three days old, Elle Wright started writing to navigate her new life and as a way to feel purpose again. Her blog, Feathering The Empty Nest, is a way of finding light in darkness, positivity in times of desperation and, hopefully, making a few people laugh along the way. Elle is a wife, mother, award-winning blogger and author of The Sunday Times Bestselling book ‘Ask Me His Name’.

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Five Things I've learned from 50 years of living and working with death and dying and near-death experiences by Dr Deborah Forrest

Dr. Deborah Forrest trained with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and is a pioneer in the field of spirituality and dementia. Her personal experiences with death and dying and grief work began at the age of three years when she attended the funeral of her great-aunt.  It has continued over the decades with the deaths of her parents, two sisters, her husband and multiple aunts and uncles and cousins and dear friends.  

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Five Things I’ve observed at deathbeds by Dr Kathryn Mannix

Dr Kathryn Mannix  has spent her medical career working with people who have incurable, advanced illnesses. Starting in cancer care and changing career to become a pioneer of the new discipline of palliative medicine, she has worked as a palliative care consultant in teams in hospices, hospitals and in patients’ own homes, optimising quality of life even as death is approaching. She is passionate about public education, and having qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in 1993, she started the UK’s (possibly the world’s) first CBT clinic exclusively for palliative care patients, and devised ‘CBT First Aid’ training to enable palliative care colleagues to add new skills to their repertoire for helping patients.

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Five Things I didn't expect when I was told I have a life limiting illness with a short prognosis by Dr Lois Tonkin.

Dr Lois Tonkin is a lecturer, researcher, counsellor, and writer about loss and grief. Her work with grieving people, and with the other professionals who support them, reflects her understanding that grief is not only about our responses when someone dies, but about losing anything that is important to us. It may be our relationship, our dreams of having a child, our hopes and expectations, independence, jobs, home or health.

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