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true or false, socially acceptable-posting condolences

Social Media has itself received a lot of negativity in recent months, in respect to posting pictures – of life altering events, such as car crashes, accidents, hell even a recently deceased individual. Authorities are asking society as a whole to think before they “Post”. I question this one as really, they need to ask?

water bugs and dragonflies

There are so many sites now about grief and the journey, it is astronomical. OKAY… maybe the distance between the centre of the earth and sun is a bit far fetched, but you get the idea.

the hidden grief

I have kept this blog of loss, grief and what to do next till this Sunday Share for a very good reason, as my milestone birthday comes in a couple days and I turn 50, it also brings to light a different form of grief, “The Hidden Grief”. You see for those readers that do not know this, I was adopted. The term used growing up loving by siblings was “the chosen one”. 50 years ago on August 1, 1967 I was born Darla Tina, my birthmother at that time had a grief of her own, one that she had to go through in silence and secrecy, but it was still a grief and loss.

the new you

Each and everyone one of us change after a death, especially if it is a close loved one. What we do with our grief is what makes us individuals.

happy new year!

From the song “The Story” the lyrics go like this:\r\n\r\n” All those lines across my face,\r\n\r\nTell you the story of who I am,\r\n\r\nSo many stories of where I’ve been,\r\n\r\nAnd how I got to where I am,\r\n\r\nBut those stories do not mean anything,\r\n\r\nWhen you’ve got no one to tell them to,\r\n\r\nIt is true I was made […]

trouble is you thought you had more time……..

If you have ever heard the song “Time” from Dean Broady, like me, you most likely heard the verse “trouble is you thought you had more time” then you continued to listen to the words, and like me again, you are trying to hold back the tears, or heck maybe you let them roll. The […]

does age matter…young or old…..

Many of us, not all, but I can guarantee some individuals when we are going through the Sunday paper and are checking out the obituaries, to see if anyone we know may have passed away recently. I find that we often ask “How old were they?” like it makes a difference…. Does it? When a […]

joining the dialogue

For myself and please remember that this is my personal journey and my opinions alone, I am constantly educating myself with grief and loss. So I often find myself seeking information and discussions that are structured around death, to better Dragonfly Advisory Services and helping those families who have lost someone. Because remember I am […]

strength in numbers

If you read the blogs from the start you will remember that I mentioned I would express my thoughts and travels of my new journey. So today is a bit off track from my usual grief and loss notations.\r\nIf there has been anything I have personally gained from my experiences is that there are many […]