June 26, 2021 Monumental Muse

Creative activities can be immensely helpful after any major changes in our lives, including bereavement. Being creative is mindful, absorbing and allows the unconscious release of emotions and feelings without the need to find the right words.   Grief is different for everyone  Grief isn’t just associated with death. We can also find ourselves overwhelmed…

May 30, 2021 Monumental Muse

Thank you to Sarah Jones from Full Circle Funerals for giving us this informative insight into green funerals.  Sarah and her team can be contacted by clicking here. At a time when the environment is influencing so many of our everyday choices, interest in green funerals has never been higher….

March 19, 2021 Monumental Muse

David’s Career Switch from Music Teacher to Funeral Director Before becoming a funeral director with Full Circle Funerals in Harrogate, David Moon was a music teacher in South West London. He moved to Yorkshire with his wife and two young children to be closer to family. We caught up with…

February 2, 2021 Monumental Muse

A few years ago, at a business networking meeting, I met David Billington from Full Circle Funerals who’s founder, Sarah Jones was offering a refreshingly different, more holistic approach to Funeral Directing.  I’ve been watching how Full Circle have developed in the interim years and the direction they have taken…

August 23, 2020 Monumental Muse

GRIEF: ‘GO WITH THE FLOW WHILE MAKING SURE YOU SUPPORT YOUR BODY AS BEST YOU CAN’ Grief is hard to control, distressing and, at times, utterly overwhelming and painful. And the idea that there is a road map may be soothing and give us something to hang onto. However, it…

July 25, 2020 Monumental Muse

Do you feel the need to let off steam?  One of our regular feature writers, Judith Morris, shares why this may not be such a bad thing to do. Why venting is good for you.  The last 4 months have been hard for everyone, with so many different pressures on…

May 25, 2020 Monumental Muse

Why a Post About Pandemic Grief? This post has been written by Geraldine as a result of a special request from one of our readers, who is finding difficulty coping with the pandemic situation and lockdown.  Thank you to Geraldine for responding so quickly to our request. Pandemic Grief Someone…