Our Hailey Judith

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 By Jess 311 I couldn’t believe it when the home pregnancy test was positive. I thought surely it would not happen so soon. It had only been two months since we started trying. I can’t describe how excited I was, but I thought for sure it couldn’t be true, that I must have let it sit for too long. Well, three more tests with lines and one digital test later and we new for sure. We were having our first child. We couldn’t wait to tell people. I couldn’t wait to get to the doctor to hear the heartbeat. I’ll never forget the first time […]

Our Creativity Meets Our Grief

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By Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR In everyday life there is light and there is shadow.  If there is no light, there is no shadow. If we focus only on the light in our life, then the shadow gets larger, wanting our attention.  Grief is shadow.  When we turn to shine a light on our shadow, it is transformed. For centuries the creative process has offered people a way to express the inexpressible, to integrate the shadowy parts of  life.  Many of us say we “are not creative,” but we are all born creative. Every time I facilitate an art therapy group, I hear people apologize […]