Posts by Elizabeth Coplan

Out of Grief Comes___________

Photo of White Rose on Black Background

Several years ago, as I began this Grief Dialogues journey, the phrase Out of Grief Comes Art became my mantra. When I experienced a beautiful piece of art such as writing or film, I often learned that the art form was created by the artist as a way to work through grief. At first I…

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I Harvested Death from my Garden Today

Dried Flower Photography 7 | Harvested Death Blog Post

As part of our Out of Grief Comes Art series, I want to share the photo essay from our friend Marit Krueger.  Although these photographs were taken in fall 2018, their images showcase how life becomes death in order to be reborn. I Harvested Death from my Garden Today by Marit Krueger Gathered her in…

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Empty Chair and Holiday Grief

Empty Chair and Holiday Grief

My mother died in January 2001. She missed September 11th, the anthrax attack and the Patriot Act. She missed the news of the space shuttle Columbia disintegration, the capture of Saddam Hussein, and the death of Osama Bin Laden. She never saw my posts on Facebook or heard of Katrina, Irma or Ike. Sadly, she…

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Memorial Day: Sun Mixed with Rain

Robert J. Pohlmann at Wedding

  Robert J. PohlmannNovember 1, 1987 Each year, around Memorial Day, I remember my father with love, grief, and a touch of anger. Dad served his country in Korea and later in Vietnam, Thailand, oh and in Cambodia (but shh! U.S. military was not there). My grief renews when I think of memories my sons will…

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Writing A Letter to Your Deceased Loved One

Healing Grief- Writing a Letter to Deceased Love One

Writing a letter to a deceased love one offers important therapy to heal grief.  Your grief is palpable.   You think of your deceased loved one and you can not imagine your days without him/her.  Perhaps you make an appointment with a therapist or MD.  You take the prescribed meds and follow your doctor’s advice to…

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