What I Do + How To Work With Me
I aim to support my fellow humans who are having grief experiences to creatively explore so they can figure out how to live full lives in the face of said grief. Don’t worry if you are thinking, “But I’m not an artist.” This is more about heARTmaking than artmaking!
There is no prescrition for grief. There is no universal method for approaching our grief experiences. Grief is not a sickness to be healed. You are not broken because you experience grief. Rather we are all human and mortal. Grief comes as a natural part of being alive. People we love die. Things we cherish are lost. Animals who companion us die. Loss is part of being willing to LOVE. So lets be creative in our skills for experiencing both love and loss.
In my 20+ years of experience doing grief + creativity outreach and support, I’ve found that every single person is different and having experiences that are a unique mix of their loss circumstances, personality, education, race, class, gender identification, geographic location, and more. So just as I feel there is no, one, single prescription nor approach to grief experiences, I also feel there is no universal method for creatively exploring either. My offerings combine education and experientials so that you can find what works for you rather than being prescribed something that turns out to be meaningless to you and your life.
Through the heARTwork we do together, I hope to bring people to spaces where they discover and rediscover their own agency and resilence even when grief comes. My best hope for us all is to learn intimately that our self- and community-care are tied together. We are not alone when we love. And we are not alone when we lose and grieve. *You* are not alone.