Thoughts from the Blog

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Out of Grief Comes___________

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

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Upright Piano- Testament By Lituo Huang Grief Dialogues


For D.K. On the day of your passing I watched your friends scatter— some, to high places—tops of trees to wave their branches in winds that waved yours, tips of staves,

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The Mute Dinner Guest- Blog Post by Elizabeth Coplan

The Mute Dinner Guest

Every time I try to explain what the book is about, I come up with something different. It’s a hologram. I hope. Or maybe it’s a mirror – reflecting whatever it is the reader needs to see. Maybe that’s how all books work, though.

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Mother and child

The Ghosts of Grief

Lately, I just can’t shake this dull, overwhelming sadness that has attached itself to me. Like some annoying, intractable specter hanging about. Losing my loved ones. Impending doom. The fear of

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The Holidays AND Space

The Holiday ANDspace

In my heARTwork over at The Creative Grief Studio, we coined the phrase ANDspace to talk about how grief experience so often does not fit in our binary based world. This

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Bokeh from the lamp at night.

From Absence to Presence

  My father died in a car accident on Christmas Day, 1982, the day before my twenty-ninth birthday. The festivities I’d been eagerly awaiting were silenced by the flame of a

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