Today I was making dinner and came to the bottom of the crockery draw. There in the bottom is the plate we call the dead mans plate. I don’t like this plate, mostly because it’s heavy. It’s likely good quality. […]
In my family, we read horoscopes, hope that our loved ones are contacting us with a special messages after they have passed, but none of us are particularly psychic. I have had some strange experiences, knowing […]
Several weeks ago, ‘Dying of cancer: a feel-good story’ was posted on our website by Terran McGinnis. The team here at Memoleaves, were really touched reading the story her father had written. Terran had shared o […]
Diagnosis/prognosis Lung cancer
I can see the large white spot on the PetScan – about the size of a golf ball. Next step is biopsy. But they can’t just drop a probe down my trachea because the growth (at this s […]
Admin wrote a new post, Sharing our vision for Bereavement Leave in Australia 4 months, 1 week ago
We had a great conversation with Community Radio Station 3CR, thanks so much for having us!
Watch the full video below.
We don’t often think about how much time we can take off work when a loved one dies. It’s a time we are vulnerable and just taking one step at a time, just trying to get through the next bit. The reality is, we […]
We believe that many employers and groups support their employees and teams with great bereavement leave support. We believe that they are ahead of the National Employment Standards, and we would love to hear from […]
Our lost loved ones are never far from our thoughts. At times it seems like they are all around us, and the memories come thick and fast, as if bursting out of our tear ducts and rolling down our cheeks, each tear […]
Holly is the name of our lost loved one. Today is one year since I buried our feline family member and tonight we lit some sage and rosemary and an incense stick each to place and sit by her grave. Oddly I was interrupted by a cat who came to visit, one that usually runs away but tonight this cat was so friendly I felt as though it was a messenger bringing love from beyond.
I did not learn of my father’s death until two days after he died.
I was in hospital giving birth to my first child, and had been there for a couple of weeks due to high blood pressure. My father (who was a […]
“Breathe”.. Is the first part of the statement tattooed on my left shoulder.
“The left side of the body is often regarded as the feminine side, the receiving side, where you take in. It represents, among other […]
This story is about my Nan, but not exactly, it’s about a pair of earrings that were given to me after she died. She was born in another time, 1905 to be exact, in hot and dry Narrandera in New South Wales, […]
Admin wrote a new post, Near, far, wherever you are, my heart will go on…… 1 year, 3 months ago
In the middle of an archaeology dig in Rennes, France in 2013, researchers stumbled upon an unusual find. In the sealed lead lined coffin of a noble woman, named Louise De Quengo, Lady of Brefeillac, a lead […]