Art: The Missing Key to Your Grief Recovery

I live with my husband and young son in Boise, Idaho, where life is a beautiful dance between my roles as momma, artist and therapeutic art coach. I’m passionate about bringing light and life to dark places, and one of my favorite ways to do that is in my position as the art ministry director at our local church.

Talking To A Child About The Death Of A Loved One

When I was twelve years old, my dad passed away of a sudden heart attack. I struggled to understand and express my grief for many years afterward, and art was sometimes my only outlet for grief. I graduated in 2013 with a thesis on “Cultural Expressions of Grief Through Art,” which was published in an […]

Grief Is Like Facing A Blank Canvas

Grief in the early days is like facing a blank canvas. You likely had a beautiful painting in mind when it came to your life with your loved ones. In an instant, it was erased, leaving you facing the blankness of living life without them, devastated and beyond scared.

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