Hello, Grief Artist

I'm shedding my "grief victim" mentality, and you can too.

Guest post: How writing is helping me process losing my Mom

I was struggling to get the whisk attachment out of the mixing bowl when I was hit with the question I’d been dreading: “So, are you going to see your mom for Mother’s Day?” my coworker asked as we made whipped cream side by side in the kitchen of the dessert shop where we worked...

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Grief has no set timeline

Grief has no set timeline. It's length, ups, and downs are different for everyone. We were at an art festival this weekend in southern Idaho. But this wasn't your everyday art fair - it was with a goal of raising awareness for mental health! Project Grief had several art stations and invited the...

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I wanted to stay home & stay alone.

I wanted to stay home and stay alone. Can you relate? I remember the strangeness of it all like it was yesterday. I was in my deepest depression, committed to twice a week counseling to “get it all sorted out”. My mentor at the time called and asked me how I was doing. Tears turned into sobs as...

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The care & keeping of memories

The care and keeping of memories When we lose a loved one, the care and keeping of their memory becomes so important. After all - that’s where the loved one “lives” now. How do you steward your loved one’s memory? There are so many ways! Many cultures around the world hold the memory of...

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You are not (just) your grief

You are not (just) your grief + FREE activity! Separating who I am from what I’ve been through helps me see myself more clearly. The loss of a loved one is traumatic. But as time passes, a new loss can surface - the loss of self. (Skip below to go to the instructions for your own collage...

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Healing from grief = learning to live in full color again

How to live life when you’re a Crayon but you can’t figure out what color you are today? This was a question in our recent self-reflection survey, and the responses we got surprised me a little. I expected those in the thick of grief to feel more like greys, whites, and blacks - colorless, if...

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The vital task of embracing PROCESS

The vital task of embracing PROCESS (+ FREE E-COURSE!) (How taking the long-term view of grief actually makes it easier for you) We’re in February now, and about this time is when those passionate New Year’s resolutions start to shift more towards the back burner. By now you’ve realized...

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“Big girls don’t cry” and other lies I've believed

Why crying is actually the best thing you can do for yourself right now Have you ever experienced the release after a good cry? Crying is often so difficult because it’s tied up in the lies we’ve believed. I want to tackle these lies because I want to give you permission to let yourself have a...

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Conquer Your Blank Canvas - in Life & in Art

Conquer your Blank Canvas - in Life and in Art That fear you feel when facing a blank canvas? It’s huge! And it often parallels how we feel when facing a future without the person we lost. Grief Victims are paralyzed by a blank canvas. They tell themselves, "I can't do it!" "What if I mess up?"...

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5 Grief Lessons to Learn From Your Cat

Grief Lessons I’ve Learned from my Cat A humorous but helpful way to talk about our relationship with grief I’m Danica, and my husband and I are founders and owners of Project Grief, an online course that teaches art as a tool for grief recovery. I work from home, and I love nature walks, doing...

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