Susan Reynolds

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.

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Lightness within Darker Days: Creating Routines

It’s that time of year again when weather changes, light changes, and layers come out to keep us warm. It’s that time of year again when traditions and aromas of […]

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Grief Down Under: Australians React to Malaysia Airlines Crash with Compassion

I arrived in Belgium on 9-11-01, a visitor in a foreign country during a tragically tumultuous time of loss and confusion. Last week, I awoke in Australia to another civilian […]

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Unravelling of Life … My Sweater

The sweater clothed me It sheltered me daily It covered my wounds It kept me safe It was comfortable   The occasional yarns that dangled or sprout forth Were quickly […]

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Second-Place Bereavement: When Grief Workers Need Help

How can workers within end-of-life settings support themselves in dealing with their own matters of bereavement? Is it possible for them to enlist help of others or are their needs […]

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Excising Grief: Breast Cancer Sparks Insights

This note today is about grief. How long do you hold onto it? How might it affect your personal health? How can you keep tabs on it in relation to […]

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Good Grief or Good Re-Grief?

I had not readied myself for the upwelling of feelings. I had commanded the appointments, followed through with scheduling and now was returning for a follow-up medical procedure to the […]

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Room For Change: Reassembling Your Life

As time “slips” by in my healing from loss of spouse and I find my way to enter again into life, there seems to be more and more sliding from […]

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Room For Change: Changing Walls within Loss

Walls are dividers.  Walls are providers.  Walls are low. Walls are high.  Walls are protectors. Walls are prisons. Walls with cracks fall down and can be rebuilt or replaced with […]

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Room For Change After a Spouse-Loss

As time “slips” by in my healing from loss of spouse, and I find my way to enter again into life, there seems to be more and more sliding from […]

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Returning Home After Seven Years of Widowhood

Like the prodigal son, we go to far-flung places when we are grieving. We may splurge on time alone or insist on being with others continuously.  We may splurge on […]

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