Thoughts from the Blog

Hand behind frosted glass


Grief hits with the force of a dump truck, leaving us battered and achy for months. Every morning we wake up, remember that our loved one is dead, and the truck

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The iconic view of Yosemite Valley and the magnificent El Capitan in a storm from Tunnel View in California, USA


Sometimes I hear the voice of a family member who has died, or I feel their presence. Is it real? Out of the blue, I will think to send something to

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Networking Seminar Meet Ups Concept


When someone we love dies, friends tend to disappear, and all our memories with the person who died avalanche down around us. It’s easy to feel abandoned. I was afraid I

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Photo of White Rose on Black Background

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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