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An engineer's guide to grief

Ella Barrington

I am an engineer, so when my partner died when I was 24 and I found myself in the midst of grief, I discovered that the best way of dealing with it was to use the engineering approach that was already ingrained in me. “An engineer's guide to grief” if you will.

Some bits worked (some less so!) and that’s what I want to share with you, ahead of a honest, open conversation exploring how we can get all get better at dealing with, and talking about, death.

Trigger warnings: Death, dying, cancer, middle-aged lady probably wearing too much leopard-print