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MICA Travels are a group of family and friends that are dedicated to raise awareness of Bile duct cancer and sepsis, two illnesses that claim 1000’s of lives each year and are barely known about. I lost my wife; our sons lost their mother and many others lost a dear friend. We as group will be doing a series of endurance activities to raise money for these charities as a lasting memorial to Carol, so that our sudden loss is not in vain.

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Coping With Bereavement


Posted in Coping With Bereavement by Mike Hall

Loneliness, I’m not sure how I can describe this feeling, sometimes you feel strong and that you don’t need anyone in your life, other times, you can’t bear the thought of being alone for the rest of your life. When you try and balance your thoughts with your friend’s, guilt, betrayal and judgement, to try and find the answer all you end up feeling is hurt, despondent, and depressed, as the ans...

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Posted in Coping With Bereavement by Mike Hall

Just a few things that the mind refuses to give up on so that your shattered heart can somehow function a little easier. I know that as blokes normally go, they just clam up and refuse to show how they feel, well nuts to that. I’m hurting, I can’t shut up, I feel pain and anguish all the time. I try to hide behind a thinning veil which I think portrays the image that people want to see, but the...

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Posted in Coping With Bereavement by Mike Hall


This is an extract from my second book in the series which attempts to plot my path as I journey through the wilderness of grief. I do hope that I can read this in time and see how far I have got, maybe experiencing happier thoughts, maybe even find the things that are important to me, but maybe not. One thing I do know is that I can’t go on this way, to be honest, the future scare...

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Posted in Coping With Bereavement by Mike Hall


Hi all,

I hope that you are on this blog page just out of interest and not because you have suffered a loss. If its because of the latter, then we are sorry for your loss and we know what life is like for you and your family.

I have been posting on other media and bereavement sites and have noticed that people have been engaging with how grief has been affecting both me and my fa...

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