Healing Grief- Writing a Letter to Deceased Love One

Writing A Letter to Your Deceased Loved 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…
Love Letter and Rose

Attending the Funeral or Seeing Your Loved ONE LAST TIME?

Earlier this year, when my husband, Scott, and I visited his parents in their Chicago retirement home, I overheard two men talking about someone who just died. “You heard Jack died, right?” said one man. “Sure did,” said the man whose name I later learned was Jerry. “You going to the funeral in Florida?” Jerry…
Stories of love, loss & grief

New Book Submission Guidelines!

BOOK SUBMISSION GUIDELINES In 2017 we started an important conversation on dying, death, and grief when we published our book Just a Little More Time. For 2018 please join us for the second volume. Estimated publication date: June 1, 2018. As you may recall, Just A Little More Time combines letters, poems, and essays from people…

Forever Is Not Long Enough

One of my favorite writers is Amy Ferris, who, to me, is a dead-ringer for Meryl Streep, and I mean that in the best way. Amy’s ability to write words both brief and profound on so many different and serious topics blows me away each time I read them. When I read Amy’s post on…

Meet Grief Dialogues Assistant Director Leslie Wisdom

Leslie is a writer, performer and director, appearing in musical theater, plays, children’s theater, readings and cabarets throughout Seattle.  She assistant directed Parade and The Last Day of Judas of Iscariot (Sound Theatre Company) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Coeur d’ Alene Summer Theatre). Leslie recently completed a musical adaptation of a classic children’s novel…

Actor Shane Regan Joins the Grief Dialogues Cast

One of the many things I love about using theatre to start the conversation is the opportunity to meet new people and to see actors whose work you have previously seen and admired now take on an bigger role in your life by acting YOUR words.   Because of his reputation in this city, I…

Greg Brisendine Performs in Grief Dialogues Debut

Eight days and counting unti the Grief Dialogues Deput Play.  I am honored that my good friend and fellow Parley Playwright, and a talented actor is performing in the show.  Greg Brisendine is also a  poet and corporate drone in Seattle. His new play is No Strings Attached, about life, love, and sex in a…

Wesley Fruge Directs Grief Dialogues: The Play Debut

Wesley Fruge  has been Creative Advisor for The Grief Dialogues from the start.  He is also the Founder + Producing Artistic Director of Forward Flux Productions.  We are incredibly lucky he is directing our Seattle Death Salon play Grief Dialogues. In his own words “I am very passionate about “The Grief Dialogues” because I think…

Grief Dialogues: The Play Tickets for Sept. 8th Performance On Sale Now

Don’t miss this show in Seattle.  Tickets: Inspired by stories of dying, death and grief, The Grief Dialogues uses theatre to start the conversation.  Conversation about what? About dying, death and grief! The Grief Dialogues presents  some of the rhetoric and stigma that often surrounds death and instead asks us to listen to the voices of women…
Sharon Stanley

The Healer Within

An Interview with Dr. Sharon Stanley, an educator and psychotherapist in private practice and a member of our Advisory Council As an educator, Sharon is interested in the neurobiology of healing grief, loss and trauma as well as ancient wisdom practices that traditional societies have offered to people suffering from adversity.  She has developed a…

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