Throughout the long and often difficult journey since losing my dad, I found a sense of solace by writing every day about my ever-changing emotions. I am not an expert in this field, but I have learnt a lot about love, loss and grief over the years. This book is a series of blogs I wrote along the way, which I hope may now provide an insight into the emotional roller-coaster often experienced after the loss of a loved one. I hope this book offers you empathy, advice, kind words and comfort as you continue your own personal journey. I wish you hope and much love, along the way.
Daxa Patel, LL.B. (Hons.), MBA, is a practising healthcare litigation Solicitor, Leadership Coach and Mentor. In 2012 she left her career as a law firm Partner to become her father's carer. Losing her beloved father knocked her sideways and that led to the outpouring of words and reflections to make sense of her grief. This book is based on her blogs.
Outside of her professional world, Daxa is a Trustee of Carers Leeds and a volunteer with the Silver Line & Age UK. She also coaches senior leaders and lawyers in operational roles to help them grow, develop and achieve a sense of joy in life. She is a long-distance runner having run her first ever London Marathon on what would have been her father's 100th birthday.