Louise Bates

“You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

Grief is a sensitive subject which makes it challenging for writers to describe in a way that feels both real and honest. Louise has shown her vulnerability and documented her experience in a very brave and open hearted way.

Welcome to my Website.

I created this website to support my podcast and my books ‘Letters to Matthew’ and ‘A Gift for Grief’, but also to reach out to others who are experiencing grief and loss. This is a safe space where you will find compassion, empathy and kinship. You will hopefully be inspired by my uplifting blogs and find support from these pages.

If you have been recently bereaved or feel stuck in grief, I am very sorry for your loss, I do hope you find love and support here.

Celebrating my books and creating this website feels bittersweet for me because it came about after the death of my son Matthew, but my hope is that by sharing my story it will guide others who are walking a similar path.

Grief can be incredibly lonely.

I hope you find some comfort here.

You are not alone.

Love and hugs

Louise Bates