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Memorial Quilts – Wrap Yourself In Loving Memories

After losing a loved one, dealing with their belongings can be both a heartbreaking and a healing time. While it might be hard to part with the clothes, it needs to be done to give yourself a chance to heal. Memorial quilts made from the deceased person’s clothing are a creative way to both get …

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Grief Journaling Ideas To Help The Healing Process

Grief journaling can help us process our emotions after a loss. While most people associate grief with the loss of a loved one, the loss can be many other things: a broken relationship, a crumbled dream, the loss of a job, and more. The pain of loss can be unbearable, and sometimes expressing feelings and …

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Memorial Garden Ideas – A Living Tribute To Your Lost One

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ~ From a headstone in Ireland A memorial garden lives on. Live plants, by their nature, can provide soothing comfort to you during your bereavement, while providing many years of pleasant improvement to your landscape. Let’s look at some …

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Art Therapy For Children – Helping Kids Express Their Grief

Children just love artwork! They enjoy coloring with crayons, creating creatures with colored pencils, and delight in the feel of poster paints between their fingers. Art is an excellent way to reach kids who are grieving the loss of a significant person from their lives. Here we’ll share how using art therapy for children can …

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Art Therapy Activity – Helping You Draw Out Your Emotions

“The creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life-enhancing”. ~American Art Therapy Association Mission Statement Art therapy activity… Have you ever experimented with art in order to draw out emotions? Stress? Anguish? This page will help you get started with your art therapy projects. We’ll provide a supplies shopping list, make …

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Using Art For Healing – 7 Ways Healing Artwork Can Help You

The creativity of grief… “At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; A wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity.” ~ Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen Creative Grieving Techniques Through Art …

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Poems For Bereavement That Speak to Your Soul

Some days you just need to hear comforting words. These poems for bereavement will help you put things in perspective. They’ll help you write a meaningful sympathy card. Maybe you are good at writing grief poems for your loved ones that soothe the heart. I hope one or more of these comfort poems help you …

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