Lauren Muscarella

Lauren started the blog Mama Quest (http://mamaquest.org) in May 2010 to share stories of her journey through loss after losing her mother in 2006 at age 20. The blog also serves as an outlet to pass on wisdom she received from her mother, who died of breast cancer at 52. After an overwhelmingly positive response to the blog, she launched Trauma to Art (http://trauma2art.com), a movement to support and facilitate creative expression from those who have experienced loss. Now Lauren works to build the Trauma to Art community while writing a book of creative arts therapy activities for confronting grief as well as preserving the memory of lost loved ones. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys volunteering, traveling, wine tasting, and learning to speak French.

Articles:

A Message for Mother’s Day: After Mother Has Died, 08 May 2016

‘Isn’t Mom Done Being Dead Yet?’, 30 Aug 2015

What is Mother’s Day after Mother is Gone?, 26 Apr 2015

Book Review: Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, 29 Jul 2012

New Book Says Greatest Work Can Come From Darkest Moments, 22 Jul 2012

Alcohol is a Trap for Grievers, 13 Jul 2012

Three Grief Lessons from ‘Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close’, 20 Jun 2012

Can I Believe My Mother is in Heaven?, 26 Sep 2011

Grieving Mother-Loss Different for Everyone, 26 Jun 2011

After Mother-Loss, Daughter Struggles with Guilt about Father, 16 Jun 2011

Creating a Community of Grievers, 07 May 2011

The Art of Patience in the Grieving Process, 29 Mar 2011

The Importance of Older Women After Mother-Loss, 09 Mar 2011

Grieving at a Young Age, 15 Feb 2011

Grieving and Growing in the New Year, 06 Jan 2011

Elizabeth Edwards Showed How to Meet Challenges with Humility, 09 Dec 2010

A Motherless Daughter Ponders Dating and Love, 16 Nov 2010

Channeling My Mother’s Guidance, 29 Oct 2010