How do we deal with death? Katherine explains what she's learned from the grieving process.
What can you do to help? September is alzheimers awareness month...
A Natural Burial Most people don’t like to think about death and why would we? Life is for living and we generally put thoughts of our inevitable demise to one side. We infrequently focus on any aspect of that part of our future and although some pass on their final wishes to their family, many people […]
Finding a lifeline of support and friendship when coping with loneliness and bereavement.
Charity Widowed & Young offers unconditional support to the bereaved.
A bereavement is always difficult, sorting through your loved ones possessions, is even harder. Deborah explains how we could help to lessen this pain...
Pippa Kelly describes the heart-wrenching experience of losing a mother to dementia...
Would you know the symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer? Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare and little known form of breast cancer. Most of us know that to protect ourselves against breast cancer we need to check regularly for lumps. That is what we have been told to do. That, and getting annual mammograms. […]
In memory of Carolyn Lazarus: a remarkable woman who lived life to the full. Totally4women.com was the dream made real by a remarkable woman, its founder and chief editor, Carolyn Lazarus. It is therefore with the utmost sadness that I have to tell t4w’s thousands of members, sponsors and friends that Carolyn passed away on […]
Jean Rogers on why t4w must live on. For me, one of the great things about Totally4Women’s founder, Carolyn, was she had all the understanding and the energy of a woman, not born yesterday. To see the need, conceive the idea and build a website totally for women was inspired, and it is imperative that […]
The wonder that was Carolyn Lazarus. When Marc asked me to give Carolyn’s funeral eulogy I felt hugely honoured. Yet at the same time I was daunted by the prospect of giving a fitting tribute to the wonder that was Carolyn. For how can one do justice to someone as unique, courageous, joyous and life-enhancing […]
Death is a fact of life. So why don’t we like to talk about it?
Did you know that 82% of the population support a change in the law on assisted dying for terminally ill patients? Do you agree that this is a right we should have in the UK? I do. That is why I support Dignity in Dying’s campaign to legalise assisted dying in the UK, for terminally […]
Cure the NHS: Just the start of the healing process. A series about Julie Bailey, CBE The Francis Inquiry into the regulatory system within the NHS took place after a long campaign by Julie Bailey and her dedicated team at CureTheNHS. The inquiry acknowledged the “appalling suffering” of patients at Stafford Hospital and made 290 recommendations […]
Dying in hospital: a common fear Death does not scare me or my friends, but the prospect of dying in hospital does. At sixty-seven I have made peace with the reality of death, though I enjoy life and hope to have more of it. Death is either a long dreamless sleep without pain of heart, […]