Grief cannot be defined in one simple sentence, as grief itself is not simple. It is a vast and complex topic with equally vast and complex presentations in terms of signs and symptoms, longevity, and intensity.

Grief is closely associated with death, but can also be triggered when we lose…


Nothing affirms life more than death.

Even a “mini-death,” such as the loss of a relationship, health, purpose, or finances, can serve as a reminder of the fragility of our life.

It is through spending time with dying patients that I have witnessed the painfully simplistic realisations of what is truly important in life, and just…


I used to be one of those alcohol-fuelled revellers who effortlessly danced from one day to the next, feeling invincible. However, there comes a time in all of our lives where everything we know and trust changes. This curveball came in the early hours of one New Years Day, when…


Whirlpool Reflections by Hal Trachtenberg

What a week it has been over here, which started last Saturday evening when our youngest daughter became acutely unwell, which quickly resulted in an ambulance being dispatched, the wonders of A&E at stupid o’clock, and sleep deprivation for the week that followed. …


The Homecoming Moment by Shelley F. Knight

As many of you may already know, my book Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book came to be following a life changing blow in my life. Even without this particular event, I have still had more than my fair share of curveballs and life lessons which would make for a melodramatic…


Fan by Pete Jelliffe

Last year a dollop of faecal matter hit the proverbial fan, which led to me stepping away from the conventional working world, as life as a juggling octopus really wasn’t conducive for me, my family, animal, mineral or vegetable. Many months have since passed, the majority of poop has been…


Season in the Sun” by Christian

There is a saying “People come into your life for a reason, a season, a lifetime.” I have heard this quote thrown around for many, many years but it was only when *cough* hit the fan last year that the words started to resonate with me. Even as an author…


Domo Lightbulb by Aaronth

Over the years, I have dabbled with various shapes and forms of meditation, so when my beautiful meditation group with kindred spirits recently came to a close, I set about finding a new class where I could continue my meditative practice. …


Tai Chi by llee_wu

Many moons ago, Mr and Mrs Knight signed up for a Tai Chi class, as a result of discussing the need to find new things to do together, aside from the obvious pastime of husband and wife. If you are waiting for a tale of great spiritual enlightenment through the…


Leap by sgrace

So often we are told to step outside of our comfort zone or to take a leap of faith, but how often do we actually go for it? How many hours, days, weeks, and years pass before we do actually change our norm? We can get so stuck in our…

Shelley F. Knight - Author and Podcaster

Author of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book, and Good Grief: The A to Z Approach of Modern Day Grief Healing. Host of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Podcast.

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