New Traditions: Origami Calms the Mind & Leaves Memorial Keepsakes


The ways in which we choose to remember those we’ve lost are as individual as we are. Some may paint; others draw, or write, dance, or sing. In this article, I intend to discuss the use of origami as a tool that I found very useful in dealing with grief. At first glance, you might … Continue reading

Music and Grieving

Written by Lauren Muscarella t2a contributor Casey B. (Dealing with the Loss of an Online Friendship) writes about the benefits of making beautiful music a part of everyday life especially when it comes to dealing with hardship. (Aside: Casey’s t2a articles & blog Navigating Cyberloss. Casey’s blog has a great community of people talking about music that … Continue reading

The Song Becomes the Prayer: Commemorating a Dear Friend with Music

By Casey B. Each of us has some degree of choice in the way we spend our trigger dates. As I’ve written before, (Casey B.’s Tell My Story) there are two major ones for me: the eighth of April, and the tenth of July. Trigger Day Traditions The eighth of April is problematic, because it happens … Continue reading

Wherever You Are (You’re Still An Angel)

I’m proud to announce we have a very first song submission from one of our Trauma to Art writers, Casey B. aka Shady Wilbury (Tell My Story: Dealing with the Loss of an Online Friend by Casey B.). Casey lost her friend Chris in 2007. A song to honor a friend’s memory. This excerpt was taken … Continue reading

Dealing with the Loss of an Online Friendship

By Casey B. February 25, 2006 is a day I’ll never forget. It marks what would have been George Harrison’s 63rd birthday and the day I met someone who would become a dear friend. While celebrating the event online with other members of the official forum, I met Chris Thomas. She was Argentinean and she … Continue reading