Staying Happy & Healthy Through Grief

Being Healthy Through Grief

In The Role of Health through Grief, t2a contributor Rachel Levitin chronicles her health and wellness path after her father’s death. Her piece is brutally honest and inventively hopeful. This line, “What works for me might not work for anyone else. But maybe what I tried can help you generate a few ideas of your own,” inspired this month’s topic: … Continue reading

August Topic: Make Beautiful Music Part of Your Life

Belmont Golf Course

Let’s make a collage of music that makes us feel happiness, strength, love, gratitude, joy! Last month t2a contributor Casey B. wrote a piece called Music & Grieving about the power of making beautiful music a part of navigating our individual paths through loss. Additionally the post expounded upon music’s ability to positively enhance our … Continue reading

Enter Our Poetry Contest with Heartache to Healing

This July Trauma to Art is teaming up with Heartache to Healing for a poetry contest. For many of us there are several hurdles between inspired ideas and putting pen to paper. The first barrier perhaps is writing something we are proud of and something that means something to us. When I wrote the poem below (and … Continue reading

June Topic: On Euphemisms for Death

sugar-maples-at-mount-auburn-cemetery

Picture by Jennifer Noveck. By Lauren Muscarella Part of my inspiration for starting Trauma to Art came from how our society views death and dying. In most cases it is largely ignored. People do not receive much paid time off, if any, after experiencing a death. The topic is taboo and for the most part … Continue reading

A Tattoo to Remember the Virginia Tech Shooting

t2a contributor and enthusiastic creative Amanda Heptinstall had the unique task of drawing a memorial tattoo for her friend and Virginia Tech Alum, BJ. We all remember the sensationalized coverage of the VT shooting. All of that ‘coverage’ overshadows and eventually buries a tragedy like this one. It was comforting to learn that the VT … Continue reading

May’s Topic: Post-loss Revelations

May's topic

Post-loss Revelations by Tara Shlimowitz.

A Non-Artist’s Art

By Lauren Muscarella When you go to a university to study art, you are tasked with accurately depicting what you see in every medium. You must train your eye to see what is really there and not what it “knows” is there. Staring at an object and trying to draw it can be revelatory experience. You … Continue reading

April’s Topic: Drawing’s Healing Properties

Watercolor by Maggie Sylva

Trauma to Art is growing and evolving. I could not be more excited about the people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy because of it. One of the amazing things that has come out of this endeavor is that I get to spend a lot of quality time with my … Continue reading

Loss – A Poem

Heart breaking Twisting Shattering Smashing Into A million pieces I try To fix myself But it’s not The same Tabitha Jayne is the founder of “Transform Grief. Live Fully. Thrive Loss” coaching and workshops which help busy professionals reduce the stress of bereavement in already stressful lives and create happier, healthier, more meaningful lives in … Continue reading

Love – A Poem

By Tabitha Jayne If you love something You let it go. If it comes back then You know it is for you. Even death is no barrier. I stood and let you go Knowing that physically It would be final. Yet it is not. Still you are here. Comforting me When I am at my … Continue reading