Posts by Alex James

The Owl at the Window Book Review

The Owl at the Window Book Review

                   by Carl Gorham ‘She is dead. She was here just now and she was alive. How can she suddenly be dead? People in history are dead. Old people are dead. Grandparents are dead. Other people are dead. Not people like me. Not this person. The person […]

I Don’t Feel Like That

With focus on death of a partner or spouse I think it’s important to add that we are all different and we all have our own thoughts and feelings that are unique to us. Some people find it easy to talk and share feelings whilst for others it just isn’t something they feel able to […]

Children and Trauma

Children and Trauma

When Bad Things Happen To Good People With today’s social media and ability to report live news as it happens to our TV screens, Mobiles and Pcs  it can be extremely difficult to prevent children from being exposed to scenes that can be traumatic ,disturbing and scary. So what can we say to our children […]

Being Mum and Dad Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad Massive, massive respect to Rio Ferdinand – and to anyone else who has been through times like these.BBC One, 9pm, Tuesday. Posted by Match of the Day on Monday, 27 March 2017              

From We to ME

From We to ME

When A Partner or Spouse Dies Living With Bereavement  Alex James From We to Me  The relationship between two people is unique and the death of a person within that relationship and the feelings experienced by the remaining partner are as individual as the relationship itself. We all hide our true feelings beneath a shell, […]

Single Parenting Children

Single Parenting Children

When a Partner or Spouse Dies Living with Bereavement  Alex James Single Parenting Children  “I am trying so hard to keep things together; I try not to get upset in front of the children. At first I just kept busy but now I’m finding hard to get motivated. Sometimes I feel angry with her for […]

Rio: My children ‘shut me down’ after my wife’s death Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has told BBC 5 live that his children wouldn’t talk about the death of their mother, after she died of cancer in 2015. Speaking to BBC 5 live’s Emma Barnett, he said his children would “shut me down” when he […]

Death Of A Partner or Spouse

Death Of A Partner or Spouse

During April we’ll be featuring articles support and information for those who are bereaved through death of their life partner or spouse . We’ll be talking to organisations and individuals and we’d like to invite you to share your experience with us.  We’ll also be reviewing some new books and films  please get in touch […]

Not Ready To Say Goodbye

Not Ready To Say Goodbye

Douglas Davidsons moving song about grief  

For those impacted by traumatic events or bereavement.

The first Few Days  “It almost felt like I’d have to remind myself to breathe” Things can be so overwhelming after a traumatic incident or death, that not only might we find it hard to think about what we should do next, we might forget to do simple everyday things Remember that even though it doesn’t seem like […]