Bereavement and loss can be a trigger for different types of illness, even when it is seemingly unrelated. Insomnia, anxiety and low mood are just three of the ways that we can be affected by grief. Shock and unexpressed sadness affect our body as well as our mind; it can show up in your skin, digestion or even your hormonal health and immunity.
Reflecting on the mother figures in my life has made me realise how they’ve influenced me in small but important ways and how much I miss them. I wonder how my children, or maybe my grand-children will remember me.