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The Voicebox

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

September 11, 2020

Making Sense of My Grief: Falling Apart

Today I neither brushed my hair, nor showered. I brushed my teeth. I thought it appropriate to put on deodorant. I was not going anywhere. I […]
September 8, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Being your Navigator

You had no sense of direction, my Beloved. I could visualise the route you needed to travel and give you directions. Your default setting was to […]
September 4, 2020

From my Book ‘HOLD ONTO HIM’: Your desire shall be your husband

I confess that I added a sentence to a scripture in the Bible. Where God speaks to Eve and says that her desire shall be for […]
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 […]