Kevin Young on writing and grief…

Kevin Young put together this beautiful collection of poetry exploring grief and loss after having his own personal grief experiences. We find so much of this work to be poignant, getting to the heART of the matter creatively, exploring grief using the metaphor of writing. Check your local library or bookshop to get your hands […]

Supporting Clients Who Are Suffering The Worst Kinds of Loss And Grief

Most of us made the decision to devote our work to supporting people who are struggling with grief because of our own experiences with loss and grief. We care deeply about helping others to find their way to living well again after loss. As committed grief support professionals, we know that you want to be […]

Abandoning prescriptions and recipes for grieving

Often we hear from our clients that they expect – or have been told that – there is some particular way or method for “healing” or “getting better” or “finding closure.” Maybe they’ve picked up this idea of “one right way” from the way that grief is talked about in popular media and those trite […]

Writing as a creative grief support medium

“In a way, the process of grief, I have found, can mirror that of writing: it is surprising, trying, frustrating, daunting, terrifying, comforting, chastening, challenging, and at times, heartening; grief can provide fellowship with others interested in the experience; it brings out the best in us, and at times the worst, if only because it […]

Holiday How-To Kit: Re-member-ing with Cookie Cutters this season and any season!

To get your printable PDF kit version of this activity, click here! To see more detail step-by-step from Kara’s How-To, scroll thru post below: We have collected way too many cookie cutters over the years. Upon realizing I had a huge basket full of them, I decided to do this year’s kit to show you […]

Holiday How-To Kit: Remembering with light and love…making memory with mason jars!

To get your high resolution PDF kit version of this activity, click here! To see detailed step-by-step tutorial of this activity, scroll below to see entire post: I like taping my stencils to the jars before painting so that I can be hands free to hold the jar in place and paint. Otherwise the stencil […]

Holiday How-To Kit: air clay for ornaments, gift tags, garland, or memory stars

Welcome, welcome!! This year’s holiday how-to turned out to be so much more versatile than I thought it would be, lovies. Wait till you see all the different directions you can go with these little sparkly, cinnamon charmers. If you’d like the printable PDF of this kit, click here. To see detailed step-by-step tutorial on […]