When Moire O’Sullivan’s husband, Pete, took his own life, she was left with a stark choice: to weep forever over the glass of milk that had just spilt or get on with the quarter that was still remaining. An inspiring story of one woman's path to rebuild her family's life at the hardest of times.
When Moire O’Sullivan’s husband, Pete, took his own life, she was left with a stark choice: to weep forever over the glass of milk that had just spilt or get on with the quarter that was still remaining.
As Moire charts the first harrowing year after Pete’s death – the shock, the loneliness and the difficulties of single parenting two young children – she also experiences glimpses of hope and acceptance as she trains to become a mountain leader. The people she meets through the mountains, as well as the peace and wild beauty of the Mournes, help Moire discover her inner strength and prove she is not alone in her struggles.
A year on from Pete’s death, Moire takes on a circuit of the Mournes: a winter run that reflects the dark struggles her husband went through, but which also shows the power of nature, and the healing support of community.
A raw and insightful story of grief and renewal.
A really beautiful book about loss and grief and hope and community and the power of our surroundings
A very timely book
A book like this is such an important one
An insightful story of grief and also renewal
a beautiful and humbling read, showing how nature can play an incredible role in supporting wellbeing and mental health. It will undoubtedly prove helpful to anyone who is suffering with their own depression or grief
some very thoughtful pointers for those of us who might know people for whom life is, or has been, unimaginably tough. Very helpful advice for those who have a loved one who is struggling with their mental health… advice for those who are trying to help people who are grieving