Poem: Longing For Life (2021)

I’m living on the edge; how can I do this?  Life slipping from my grasp like sand through fingers I don’t want to die; I don’t want to miss Yet at this moment, so fragile, my life only lingers I look at others and feel pangs of jealousy […]

Difficult Conversation with my Sister

Today Victoria, my sister, was here. We had been unsure how to get her to come over to talk about things, without making her worry unnecessarily. Fortunately she offered to come today, and so we had a conversation. Mum asked her to come into me to talk and […]

“One Sentence That Transformed My Life” – TEDxNHS 2019 [Video]

I wanted to post my TEDx talk from TEDxNHS 2019 which is so relevant to the subject matter of this blog – living life, talking about dying, accepting our own mortality, making preparations for life and end of life, and good experience of health and care, including good […]