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There are numerous creative ways to deal with grief.
Being creative will take your mind off your situation, even if only for a short time.
When Joe passed I was cleaning out the closet in our spare bedroom and found my film camera in the back corner. I figure an upgrade was in order and so I bought a Canon EOS Rebel XSI and got back into photography.
Photography helped me connect to who I was before Joe and I married. It was one of the hobbies that slowly faded away after we said “I do.” And 9 years after upgrading the camera is only going 1/2 as strong. It only focuses in manual mode instead of both manual and auto focus mode. (yep, yet another thing in this house broke.) UGH!!!
A List of Creative Endeavors.
- Finger Paint
- Bible Journaling
- Play Musical Instrument
- Melting Crayons on Rocks (my sister and neighborhood friends did this)
- String Art
- Jewelry Making
- Wood Carving
- Interior Design
- Graphic Design
- Ribbon Embroidery
- Soap Making
I am sure there are lots of other creative outlets I’ve left out. Remember, you do not have to be grieving, being creative is a great way to deal with any of the stresses in life.
What creative skill will you choose to deal with grief?
What creative skill will you encourage a grieving person to pursue?
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You can still enter the giveaway for the Bible Journal and purchase Sara’s kit.
Reminder: 24% of sales will go to Golden Retrievers In Need (G.R.I.N) once my commission from sales reaches $100. This is in honor of marrying Joe 24 years ago.
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives by seizing new opportunities. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can view her photographs at OgleOhio.com because one blog is not enough.