I met Jack the summer I was falling in love with my children’s father. They were friend. It was a Summer of headiness, music festivals and a fair share of hedonism. Jack was quick, charismatic, hilarious and a […]
Its been a fantastic year for us at Memoleaves. Our community is growing and we are loving your stories.
We started this website because we believe in the power shared stories have in creating compassion and […]
How employers handle bereaved employees can make all the difference
We want to hear from you. Grief in the workplace
We want to hear your stories of employers behaving well and not so well in the face of grief. […]
Samantha wrote a new post, Grief in the Workplace has far reaching implications 6 months ago
Grief in the workplace, is more than a personal tragedy, it’s an Occupational Health and Safety issue.
One thing we often forget, is that we will probably all experience the death of someone close to us at some […]
Still Night: Poetry in Music
Last year we were lucky enough to experience Andrea Keller’s Still Night: Music in Poetry, as part of the Melbourne International Jazz festival. It is a 60 minute song cycle exploring […]
Samantha wrote a new post, How much Leave to Grieve? Lets extend bereavement leave 9 months ago
When my father died, I was at Uni. There was no question of how much time I could take off. I took what I needed. My mother however, who was in the work force, was expected to take only 2 days leave to […]
Samantha wrote a new post, The Directory for all things End of Life and After 9 months ago
Join our End of Life and After Business Directory
This is the Directory to access all things needed to navigate the end of life and after.
We want this to be the one stop shop for those dealing with this […]
Remembering all mother’s this Mother’s Day
As Mother ‘s Day approaches, my thoughts turn to the one who has held me, in one sense or another, since I was a cluster of cells within her womb. Even as a grown w […]
It is ANZAC Day in Australia on the 25th April
Originally this was the day to commemorate the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) involvement in the First World War, however with the passing of time it […]
As I sit and reflect on the Easter holiday weekend just past, I feel a sense of irony around the marking of this most important date on the Christian calender. As a death fearing society, we seem so afraid to talk […]
When a child dies it must be one of the most unthinkable and unbearable experiences of life, and the ramifications and fallout can be felt across generations.
As a psychotherapist, I have on many occasions sat […]
We all know that this can be a stressful time of year! Organising Christmas presents and food for everyone can be a logistical nightmare, and the anticipation and expectations around the traditional family […]
I have long been interested in Death, the inevitable finishing point of this thing called Life. Perhaps it is the social undercurrent of secrecy and foreboding that draws me in or maybe it’s my own fear and t […]
The stages of grief; a natural and normal response to loss
Death and experiencing the stages of grief are an inevitable part of life. One day someone may even grieve for us. Most people will enter into the […]
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, a […]
Do you know what an Advance Care Plan or End of Life Directive is?
Do you have one? Have you told those you love what you want? This can be done anytime; and in fact is probably better done while in good health […]