Why grief is so hard and will it ever go away?

Grief is different for everybody

We all handle grief in our own way. I found all my losses really difficult, but some hit me harder. I've lost 7 family members and 7 friends over 7 years. I even had friends who couldn't cope with my grief, who are no longer friends, and that made me very sad. One of the hardest things when you lose somebody you love is feeling that you have to stay strong on the outside when your world has forever changed. There are so many firsts that are oh so difficult, including birthdays, anniversaries, and of course Christmas, which can be such a tricky time to navigate, when people all around seem to be having fun. 


I’m not going to lie, my losses did nearly break me, but I somehow managed to find myself despite everything. My emotions were all over the place. I’ve been through counselling and done loads of research into wellness, mental health and personal development. I’ve invested time and money so I can make a difference and help people after their losses. I'm passionate about wanting to help others and I'm excited to announce my new Beta programme. 


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Loving Legacy Programme

This is a unique course for people with a broken heart, who have lost somebody they love. I am a jewellery designer and maker who will help you celebrate the life of your loved one, so that you can feel positive about your future again. 

We’ll work together to design and have a special, bespoke piece of sterling silver/ semi precious gemstone jewellery created for you, to mark the passing of your special person or people. 

So that you will always have something special with meaning to take with you as you move forward with your life, taking you through your grief to self love and finding joy again. Your jewellery will be imbibed with the love, memories and stories about your loved one to take you forward to live your best life after loss, as you rebuild your life.

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Don’t let those good memories slip away. This unique programme is designed to help you remember and celebrate the life of your loved one so that you can rebuild your life around your grief and create new hope for your future. Self care and self love is how I have created a life I love again after being very broken by my losses.


This is what we will cover on the course:


Express Grief & Nurture 

Design & Create

Heal & Celebrate

Future Legacy

Love, Cherish & Hope


This will be a supportive small group programme with me, Sally as a mentor. I will guide you through the remembering of your loved one and enable you to share your feelings and emotions of loss. 


I have had multiple losses myself over the last 7 years. I have been through counselling and hold an NCFE Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace Level 2 and I am trauma informed. I'm able to hold space for you and support you in this safe space I have created. I am a qualified teacher and mentor for Jewellers and a business mentor. I am used to supporting people with love and kindness. 

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I will help you to co-create a beautiful piece of jewellery even if you have no previous design experience. Once the course is completed I will send you your design for approval before I make it. If you are a jewellery maker you may prefer to create your own design at this stage. You will still get so much out of this course. It's so much more than just the jewellery.


Self care has become such an important part of my life now and it has helped hugely to accept and understand my grief. My new programme is about designing a piece of jewellery for you, to celebrate and remember your special person, but it’s so much more. It’s not counselling, but I’ll be sharing some of the strategies I’ve used to turn my life around after loss. I'm not going to be able to take your grief away but I'll help you to build an amazing life around your grief, so that it becomes surrounded by things that you feel good about. I'm so excited to be able to share this with you, my life has been transformed into a life I love so much.

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The programme starts in March with zoom calls over 6 weeks. They will be small group calls and you don’t need to have your camera on if you don’t want to. The calls will last approximately 60 mins.


This programme will be starting in March 2024 and places are starting to fill up. This is a Beta course, so the cost this year will be only $497. After the beta round it will be £997, so you will get £500 discount. If you want to make a commitment to your own healing please do join me.


I’m really looking forward to helping you with this. Please book a free Loving Legacy Clarity Call or email me with your questions sally@howfinedesigns.com

Love and sparkles,

Sally xox


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