Monthly Archives: September 2010

Healing through Creativity

Creative expression can be a powerful way to manage the grieving process. Teens in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to submit their works of art and writing that deal with loss and bereavement to the 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the opportunity to earn recognition. Six winners will be selected to receive $1,000 scholarships and top works will be shown as part of annual National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Teen Exhibition in June 2011.

The Way We Grieve Now

Republished from, writer Piper Wise talks about how we grieve now – including technology’s impact, and rituals we do to stay close to our loved ones. Includes interviews with celebrities who have had very public losses – including Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze’s widow, and Jennifer Hudson.

The Power of Listening

While searching for the right words of comfort to say to a fellow widow, guest writer Catherine Tidd realized she didn’t need to say anything at all. Everyone just wants to tell their stories, and we just need to listen.

Poll Result: My Loss Changed Me…

View and comment on the Hello Grief poll results from July/August 2010, which stated: “I think my loss changed me as a person by…”

Vacationing with your Memory

Blue Point, NY serves as an annual vacation spot for author Elizabeth Sullivan and her family. It’s also a place full of memories of her Dad.