Susan Reynolds

Susan W. Reynolds developed her innovative system by combining interior redesign principles with grief recovery methods. Susan is a member of the Association of Design Education and a Certified Physical Therapist. Her training in wellness and ergonomics has given her sensitive insights into the needs of people in grief. She is a consultant to hospices on how interior design can help clients feel comfortable and safe. She speaks at bereavement groups to teach her methods to people who have suffered loss. She helps those in grief visualize how small changes in their surroundings can result in big changes in attitude. After her husband died of cancer after a difficult two-year battle, Susan participated in traditional grief groups. She found that a practical approach worked best for her. She uses her blog, "Room for Change", to present her ideas about the role of ergonomics in grief recovery. The book version of her system reflects input from bereavement coordinators and other specialists in the field of death and dying. Her company, Revival Redesign ( helps people refresh and enliven their personal space using items they already own and love.


Lightness within Darker Days: Creating Routines, 28 Sep 2014

Grief Down Under: Australians React to Malaysia Airlines Crash with Compassion, 24 Jul 2014

Unravelling of Life … My Sweater, 03 Jun 2014

Second-Place Bereavement: When Grief Workers Need Help, 06 Nov 2013

Excising Grief: Breast Cancer Sparks Insights, 09 Feb 2013

Good Grief or Good Re-Grief?, 21 Jan 2013

Room For Change: Reassembling Your Life, 16 Jan 2013

Room For Change: Changing Walls within Loss, 03 May 2011

Room For Change After a Spouse-Loss, 07 Apr 2011

Returning Home After Seven Years of Widowhood, 27 Feb 2011

Socializing Again After the Loss of a Spouse, 02 Feb 2011

Holidays a Time for Relinquishment and Renewal, 25 Dec 2010

Creating a Fresh Palette in Your Home for 2011, 03 Jan 2010