Michael died on a cold sunlit day following months in hospital. A childhood cancer survivor, he’d developed secondary cancer aged 26. His older sister Julie was at his bedside. His mother, whom I’ve known for years, was not. She’d been denied visiting access following his hospital admission. The tragedy here is that this young man […]
Grief Under Lockdown: Letters Of A Loss Mom From Europe
Days 4 & 5 The reality of what’s happened is beginning to sink in. The European Parliament will close the EU Schengen border on Tuesday at midnight. At that point, 700 million people will be living in quarantine. In most countries, the military has been mobilized. Public life has shut down and it’s anyone’s guess […]
Grief In The Time Of COVID-19: One Loss Mom Wonders – Do You See What’s Coming?
Day 1 Fear is not productive – that’s my mantra for the day. For as I write, I sit on a plane wearing a mask, glasses, and gloves, flying into the eye of the storm. The WHO has declared Europe the center of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it doesn’t get more central than Zurich, which […]