Category: Grief

Artists on the Couch

A Review of Art and Mourning: The Role of Creativity in Healing Trauma and Loss  by Esther Dreifuss-Kattan   Click on title below to read the review (downloads as Word document): Artists on the Couch: Trauma and Loss in the Lives of Twentieth Century Creatives First published by PsycCRITIQUES January 2, 2017, Vol. 62, No. 1, Article 7. …

“Unfinished Conversation: Healing From Suicide and Loss”

Robert E. Lesoine’s best friend Larry took his life by suicide on October 15, 2005. Although Lesoine knew Larry was struggling with feelings of disappointment, dejection, and loss, along with the return of debilitating pain associated with a past injury, Lesoine did not see the intensity of Larry’s despair. In his grief, Lesoine, who practices …

Shopping our way to extinction

We humans have been destroying environments and eradicating species throughout our history. When some of our ancestors arrived in the Americas over 10,000 years ago, they wiped out at least 70 genera of large mammals and literally millions of animals — including ground sloths, camels, wild pigs, and several species of horses. Not much seems to …

Grief following natural disasters

Since 1975, natural disasters increased by 430%. Yet percentages mean little to those whose homes, communities, and livelihoods are destroyed when monster storms like Hurricane Sandy (2012) collided with the Atlantic Seaboard. Thank goodness for volunteers, places of worship, civic-minded organizations, and professionals who plan for the unthinkable, and are there when shock and disaster …