Kim Go

I am an artist in the expressive, installation and performance arts. I write because our shared cultural beliefs about loss offer far too few tools to people working with grief. When I was very young, I thought little about impermanence. Then, my personal encounters with impermanence grew to include such challenges as: my father's death in early childhood, a near-death experience in adolescence, divorce, fertility challenges, death of a soul mate and spouse and subsequent loss of access to step children, mugging and assault, pet loss, job loss, suicide of two close friends, and geographic resettlement. Perhaps we have something in common... perhaps not. I have learned that the specificity of the loss does not matter as much as the condition of the heart to be open to others who are learning to be present and alive regardless of the impermanence in their story. To Listen to Kim's Radio show: Click Here To reach me, visit my website at http://flavors.me/aliveandmortal.

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Articles:

Reconstructing Memories After the Loss of a Loved One, 04 Jun 2012

Compassion Fatigue When Helping Others, 24 May 2011

Grounding Techniques to Deal with Panic Attacks, 14 Apr 2011

Three Mindfulness Techniques for Grieving People, 15 Jan 2011

Child’s Death in Tucson Triggers Universal Question: Why?, 10 Jan 2011

Elizabeth Edwards’ Eyes, 09 Dec 2010

Holidays With Feeling (and Little or No Money), 17 Nov 2010

400 Years Later, Shakespeare’s Grief Resonates, 04 Sep 2010

A Memory Game for Grieving Children, 04 Sep 2010

The Power of Showing and Telling Your Grief, 04 Aug 2010

Woman Sets Out to Complete Loved One’s Bucket List, 04 Jul 2010

Grief and a Lack of Good Photos, 13 May 2010