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The Voicebox

Blogs for people who lost their voice during their journey with illness

September 1, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Cleaning up the Mess

My planned time out in Saldanha was a disaster. There were so many things on my to-do list. Slowing down was not one of them. It […]
August 28, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Finding Shining Moments

I often convinced you to stay alive the past two years.  Did I do you a favour or a disservice? On New Year’s eve of 2017, […]
August 25, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Power off

A small fisherman’s cottage in the bay of Saldanha became my refuge in April 2019. A month of self-care because you were no longer there for […]
August 21, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Time to man up

The movie starts. Police cars come to a screeching halt. Guns blaze, bullets fly. Silence. A car door opens. A policeman discovers that his partner was […]
August 18, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: A difficult door to unlock

It is two and a half months after your death, my Beloved. I went to your office today for the first time. I asked our secretary […]
August 11, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Locked out of my home

I was tired after facilitating an eight-hour Zoom webinar training. A dear friend brought me dinner. We sat down for some connection time. As she was […]
August 6, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Expect unexpected emotions

My sister’s boyfriend came to visit her. My older brothers loved pulling pranks on him. They put a potato in the exhaust pipe of his car […]
July 29, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Taking back a dream and living it

My dream of growing old with you, my Beloved, has died with you. What dreams can be birthed anew for me? I did not die with […]
July 28, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: My heart needs mending

There was a chill in the air this morning. I decided to wear my warm purple jersey. When I picked it up, I noticed that the […]