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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 […]
August 3, 2020

From my Book ‘HOLD ONTO HIM’: The death of the chick

They were totally adorable in pink, green and blue.  An unexpected turn of events at the school fair.  Two begging girls each received two colour dye […]
July 31, 2020

Hold onto Him: An Under-the-bed day

We searched everywhere for her – her sister and I.  We called her name at the top of our voices.  Searched inside the house, walked into […]