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Gary Marson Best Grief Blog

‘Just Carry On Breathing’ by Gary Marson wins inaugural Helen Bailey Award for Best Grief Blog

Summary: Just Carry On Breathing, the blog of widower Gary Marson who lost his wife – Louise – in January 2015, has been announced as the maiden winner of the Helen Bailey Award for best grief blog, as voted by the members of the charity WAY Widowed and Young. Bennion Kearny, the UK-based book publisher who published Just Carry On Breathing: A Year Surviving Suicide and Widowhood by Gary Marson in 2016, announces that Gary’s poignant and widely-acclaimed blog has been voted by WAY members as the winner of the Helen Bailey Award for best grief blog. The award was set up by WAY in memory of Helen Bailey, the best-selling author and much-admired WAY member who provided comfort and inspiration to many other young widows and widowers through her blog Planet Grief and her book When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis. In his own much-praised blog, WAY member Gary attempts to come to terms with the loss of his wife, Louise, and looks to reach out to others affected by the loss of their partner in such devastating circumstances. The blog records his journey through his grief and his attempts to make sense of, and adjust to, the new realities of life as a widower at the age of 46. In 2016, Gary’s writings were curated and expanded into the book Just Carry On Breathing: A Year Surviving Suicide and Widowhood. It covers his first year of bereavement. Just Carry On Breathing: A Year Surviving Suicide and Widowhood…