Lessons from the Bear Hunt

Lessons from the Bear Hunt

It’s been buzzing around my head this week like an annoying fly. Michael Rosen’s famous words from the story “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt” “We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. Oh no! We’ve got to go through...
Grief and Mental Health

Grief and Mental Health

In the past week, Prince Harry opened up about the effect his grief at the death of Diana, Princess of Wales as a part of the Heads Together initiative with the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. Grief and mental health are inextricably linked; one can sparkĀ the other,...
Easter Sunday – Hope Rises

Easter Sunday – Hope Rises

They were at the end of themselves. Their one hope had died. And their journey along the road to Emmaus was a grief-laden trip full of questions, doubt and pain. “We had hoped” are surely some of the saddest words in the cannon. That they had pinned their...
Holy Saturday – Hope Silent

Holy Saturday – Hope Silent

I was reading this blog: http://holdthisspace.org.au/ when I came across this poem and it got me thinkingā€¦ They call this day Holy Saturday when hope has died when God is dead and buried. They call this day holy because we finally understand what it is to be human and...
Good Friday – Hope Shattered

Good Friday – Hope Shattered

“Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.” WH Auden Good Friday is the day hope was shattered and...