We are eternal beings who will never be separated from our loved ones. ~ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.


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Healing with Pictures

I wanted to share an idea of what we can do with pictures of our loved ones. Nancy Gershman, a digital artist, creates meaningful portraits from photos, memories and stories that we think about every day. Here is a sample of her work:

DREAMSCAPE PHOTOMONTAGE: Myrtle pays homage to the memory of her twin and keeps a promise to her sister. As long as she lives she will keep her nephew - who is a trucker - safe on the road.


I know Nancy's work and I’ve seen how she captures the entire essence of a person and the real truth about their character, their passions and their mission in life.

What Nancy does is digest all these photos, memories and stories until they re-emerge as a holistic portrait of the person you love. You see your father, sister, or beloved poodle, thoughtfully placed into a beautiful legacy portrait for you, but also for generations to come. The end result is that her artwork makes you smile or even laugh.

For the 30 - 60 minutes you spend with her by phone, she delivers a meaningful, heartfelt fine art photomontage in the form of an 8 x 10 print (or enlargement). She can also upload the artwork so you can make something to wear or display (photoblanket, photo-purse, photo trivet, etc.) -- however you want to keep that loved one close by.

I encourage you to view the documentary on Nancy Gershman’s work.

You can visit her website: www.artforyoursake.com/healing. She has provided us with her phone number: 773-255-4677 (EST) or you can email her: nancy@artforyoursake.com

Let me know if you have any questions.




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    I'm fine

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    My sense of loss, like a child looking for a hand to hold

    My bitten fingernails

    The feeling of falling when my feet are firmly on the ground

    But when asked, I reply ' I'm fine'

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    Posted by Leah mc on October 6, 2015 at 3:40pm

    bad day again

    today my doctor and grieving counceiler both came today at the same time. 23 months today and all I can do is cry. I have a frozen shoulder and torn muscel in my arm. she also put me on more pills to help me sleep and deal with my depression, up to 9 now at night and 5 in the morning. I miss shawn so much, its just to hard and pain full to keep going on, day after day the pain is still there and nothng will ever help. thanks giving is sunday and I picked a few things up for shawn then I…


    Posted by kim on October 5, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment


    please god don't let nov 5 come, I cant go through another year, please stop my pain my tears and take me to my son.  my tears will never stop, my heart will never heal. and god im so very very lonely. shawn please  grab my hand baby im ready, I promise you im so very ready to go home with you. I hurt so bad, I have nothing left now. hear me shawn please hear me   I love you always and forever   mom

    Posted by kim on October 2, 2015 at 6:06pm — 3 Comments


    How do you go from being so sad life doesn't seem worth going on one day and the next you find happiness in the world?  I don't understand this feeling.  I miss my husband so much, I miss the sound of his voice, the feel of his hands as he holds mine, I miss his silliness, his sense of humor, even his messiness. 

    This week has been better than last, but I know that that will not last.  Next week is the 2nd anniversary of his death, I know it's going to be a tough week.  Last year my…


    Posted by Karen Olson on September 29, 2015 at 11:30pm

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    Posted by Patti on September 29, 2015 at 5:01pm

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    Thinking of my mom makes wish she was here everyday but I know she is in a better place now and she is with the lord and walking the streets of gold :) I rem.she told me she will always be with me and my brother and my sister ..even tho she said that I still miss her everyday and think of her ..I love u momma.

    Posted by olivia on September 29, 2015 at 2:45pm

    My mother died of cancer, dad had affair during her sickness, now dad has a son with new gf.

    My mum died in July from ovary cancer.


    She was diagonozed Stage 3 ovary cancer last year May.


    She fought hard, and showed some good signs after her treatment last year. Late last year, my Dad confessed he had an affair and his gf was pregnant with a boy.


    Mum collapsed afterwards.. Dad started to run from home- gf house. He looked after his gf during the last two months of pregnancy, during this time, my mum worsened. I tried to work things out,…


    Posted by lynn on September 28, 2015 at 7:21am — 3 Comments

    Not another day.

    I don't think I can feel like this another day. When will a break come? Will a break come from this unbearable pain and loneliness? I don't believe so. What kind of god lets someone suffer so terribly for so long? The thought of another day month years of this unimaginable. This is pure HELL!!

    Posted by Patti on September 27, 2015 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment


    oh god how I miss you, my tears never stop. I want so much to hold you in my arms. I want more to be with you.  my beautiful son  im waiting to go home with you. im not afraid, im so ready. I love you always and forever  mom

    Posted by kim on September 26, 2015 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

    so angry

    Its been 11 weeks now although it still feels like yesterday I miss him so much, i carnt stand it ,this is so bloody hard. Ive just got home after going out for dinner with the kids, just trying to make life a little normal again I suppose, but looking around seeing both parents out with their children and it being just me and my kids without their father was so difficult , its not bloody fair, im so mad that my two have been robbed of their dad, it makes me so f***ing angry, the people on…


    Posted by joanne eccles on September 26, 2015 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments



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