Don't grieve alone
We are eternal beings who will never be separated from our loved ones. ~ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
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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.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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Hello, I am Matt Streicher, a sociology student who has recently experienced the death of a loved one and is doing a study on bereavement as part of my senior capstone course. I would appreciate your participation in my study. If you’d like to participate in my study, you can click on the following link or copy and paste the link to your web browser.
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After Death Communication
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Last night after I wrote my initial entry, I sat here and stared at the screen wondering when this was supposed to start helping me. I chatted with a couple of other members who were very nice and welcoming and then I just felt exhausted. I decided to drag my rump to bed hoping that I would finally sleep through an entire night as dog tired as I was. And then my mom called my cell phone. She asked if I wanted a present. Confused, I asked her what she was talking about. She said she was…Continue
Posted by Heather on July 30, 2014 at 5:30pm
I slept fine until 2am. Just cant get back to sleep now and almost panicking now because I so desperately need rest.
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He healed me emotionally and though I…Continue
Posted by Zell on July 29, 2014 at 10:25pm
My birthday is coming up, in just a few days. Every time I think about it, it gives me an overwhelming feeling of sadness.
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Posted by Abby on July 29, 2014 at 9:00pm
So, I am a new member to a site I had never dreamed I'd want to be a part of. And quite frankly, in this very moment I still do not wish to be a part of this community. Yet, here I am. I am only one of countless people shuffling through their day, overcome by grief and heartache.
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How would you like a FREE copy of the audio version of "I Miss My Daddy"? For a limited time I am offering the next 5 folks who have already read the book or e-book a copy of the audio absolutely FREE. You can use your free copy to share with a friend in need of comforting or keep for yourself whenever you need to be reminded that you aren't alone in your own grief.
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Posted by Anthony R on July 28, 2014 at 9:10pm
today july 28 at 4 in the morning for the first time in almost 9 months, I heard my son, as clear as if he were standing here he called me MOM I had been up since 1 a m I just could not sleep, I went out front to sit on the veranda, it was raining hard and I just talked to shawn, begging him to talk to me in my dreams and crying hard. my pills were not working but by 4 they started, I went back to bed and just started to drift when I heard him say MOM. I wanted so bad to go with…Continue
Just cried for over 2 hours, that type of cry I call an "ugly, howling" type of cry. I wish I had someone to sit with me when I cry like that. Don't have to say anything, do anything, just be with me. Being alone and crying like that makes it feel so much worse. When will the pain go away???