​It feels odd to be writing a Blog about loss when the weather is hot, sunny and distinctly Mediterranean. It feels out of place, like being a 'party-pooper' or hearing about the end of a gripping TV programme before you've had chance to watch any of it. It feels deeply unseasonal, out of step, wrong, in poor taste...


But loss, grief, bereavement, sorrow and all their friends and associates are no respecters of persons, or of seasons. They fold, curl and lodge themselves into and among our holiday luggage. They leap out at us from the breakfast cereal packet, as we're taking a shower or as we're meandering along the aisle of the local shop wondering what to buy for dinner.... 


Loss, grief, bereavement, sorrow and all their friends and associates don't abide by custom and practice: they disrupt them instead. Like coming home and discovering that you've been burgled: the thieves having ransacked all your cupboards, and emptied the contents of your bedrooms drawers and wardrobe all over the floor. They've stolen your treasures (along with some of the practical things which you can replace more easily) and left you with all the mess. 



Susan Hollins Counselling, Life Coaching, Shamanic Healing in Exeter, Devon​

I’ve taken a long time to arrive at this point. There have many twists and turns along the track. Sometimes I’ve been in the desert, surviving on bread and raisins, drinking ice-clear water. At other times I’ve feasted and made plump with happiness.


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Susan Hollins
Susan Hollins

Tel: 07918 671476  Email: susan@susanhollins.co​