Welcome!

Welcome!

Hey. Hi. Hello. I’m Emma, and this is my little lock down project I hope you enjoy. The girl with grief is a platform for me to share my story, experience and feelings when living with grief. I want to be able to help others that have been through the loss of a loved one [...]

I wasn’t prepared for the anxiety that came with the death of my mum..

I wasn’t prepared for the anxiety that came with the death of my mum..

I recently done a live Instagram call with @neshamajourney and she asked me if I feel I have PTSD from my mum’s sudden death. This really got me thinking because I had never looked at it in this way because when I initial think PTSD I think about people that have gone to war or [...]

Lockdown Grief

Lockdown Grief

Since march 2020 the world became a very different place that we were used to and due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the grief community got a whole lot bigger. For me Lockdown really gave the time alone to sit with my feelings and face them all, everything came rushing back to me and I [...]

Why I feel we need to stop shying away from talking about death and grief to children.

Why I feel we need to stop shying away from talking about death and grief to children.

This week is Children’s Grief Awareness week, a week founded by childhood bereavement charity Grief Encounter and is designed to raise awareness of bereaved children and young people in the UK. As you all know I was bereaved at 15, which is very young to lose a parent but did you know 1 child in every [...]

Should we think about our own death? Is it weird to make your funeral plans known even if your perfectly healthy?

Should we think about our own death?  Is it weird to make your funeral plans known even if your perfectly healthy?

For those of you that don’t know me on a personal level I am currently doing a lot of reading and research into grief and taking part in a course to become a bereavement support worker. This course is teaching me a lot and allowing me to reflect on many different things when it comes [...]