Louise McOrmond-Plummer

Louise McOrmond-Plummer's wonderful husband of thirty years, Ken, died of cancer in November 2016. She is passionate about encouraging the possibility of continuing bonds with deceased loved ones, and about honoring Ken and her own journey with grief, through writing, and hopefully assisting others. In her another life, Louise is an internationally-renowned specialist and author on the subject of intimate partner sexual violence www.mcormondplummer.com.au. Louise lives in Australia with a son, a daughter and four cats.

Moving forwards ( and being okay with that)

Editor’s Note: Louise has written several pieces over the years describing her journey through grief. You can find all the earlier ones at this link: https://blog.aftertalk.com/?s=Louise+McOrmond-Plummer by Louise McOrmond- Plummer ( AKA Mrs Kenneth D. Plummer) When my beloved husband Ken, died in 2016, the thought of planning a future that wouldn’t include Ken knocked …

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The impact of grief on health: A Widow’s cautionary tale

The Impact of grief on health is a cautionary story for those who have lost someone to COVID-19. Editor Take care of the one he/she loved: A Widow’s cautionary tale of the impact of grief on health: AKA: Strokes suck. By Louise McOrmond-Plummer In March 2019, my son was concerned that the left side of …

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The impact of grief on health: A Widow’s cautionary tale

Take care of the one he/she loved: A Widow’s cautionary tale of the impact of grief on health: AKA: Strokes suck. By Louise McOrmond-Plummer In March 2019, my son was concerned that the left side of my face had drooped, and drove me to hospital, where CT scans revealed that I’d had an ischemic stroke. …

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“How do I live without…” AfterTalk Inspirational 1.24.19

by Louise McOrmond-Plummer The crie de coeur of most people when a loved one dies, seems to be “How do I live without him/her”? There’s no doubting that this is one of the most daunting aspects of grief and loss. People are being asked to do what may have been completely unimaginable to them. Certainly it felt …

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