Activities to process grief, Bereavement and Diversity, Extended Family, Helping Others, Other Losses, Public Personalities, Uncategorized

Cartoonist Keith Knight on How Words Live On

Cartoonist Keith Knight in Tears

Keith Knight is a “gentleman cartoonist” whose various, nationally syndicated comics are published in the Washington Post, MAD, Daily Kos, Medium.com, and the Funny Times. Visit Keef on his website and watch the documentary on his work. […]

Death of a Parent, Friend, Parent loss, Questioning Faith, Uncategorized, Your Stories

Writer Penny Slusher on Somber-Free Rites

writer Penny Slusher

Buying presents for the dead and gifting them; knowing your “mama dance” and texting as the deceased: this and more when memory artist, Nancy Gershman talks with writer and actress Penny Slusher about somber-free rites. […]

Bereavement, Dreams, Signs, Your Stories

Poet Dana Jerman on Griever Dreams and Signs

Dana Jerman

Not only is there is no wrong way to interpret dreams and signs, but they can become catalysts for a great day. This and more when memory artist, Nancy Gershman talks with writer, photographer and performing poet […]

Death of a Grandparent, Extended Family, For Men Only, Helping Others, Special Topics, Uncategorized

Writer J.W. Basilo on Starting Fresh When the Old Guard is Gone

writer J.W. Basilo

How can you use a death and a birth to foster a new culture of decency around the dinner table? This and more when memory artist Nancy Gershman talks with Chicago-based writer, performer, and […]

Bereavement, Faith & Spirituality, Friend, Homicide, Other Losses, Questioning Faith, Traumatic Deaths, Uncategorized

Comic Yisrael Campbell on Uplifting the Dying

comic Yisrael Campbell

How can you use your talents to make the dying feel like they’re at the center of your universe? Be a DJ on a pretend radio station with your friend’s name […]

Death of a Grandparent, The Grief Process

Playwright Taren Sterry Finding the Funny in Sadness

Playwright Taren Sterry

Taren Sterry is a comedic actress and playwright who also teaches improv, presentation coaching, public speaking and team building. She is a full time manager of Volunteer Training at Visiting […]

Bereavement, Death of a Parent, Helping Others, Uncategorized, Your Loss, Your Stories

Playwright Ann Randolph on Writing about Grief

playwright Ann Randolph

How is a performance and a post-show creative writing workshop sparking a national discourse on grief? This and more when memory artist Nancy Gershman sits down with playwright and comedian, Ann Randolph to […]

Death of a Parent, For Men Only, Uncategorized

Comic Steve Mittleman About Forgiving Hard Parents at End of Life

Comedian Steve Mittleman

It’s easy to forgive the hardest parent when they thank you through tears with: “Nobody cared for me as much in my whole life!” Or when they write a letter […]

Death of a Spouse, Helping Others, Public Personalities, Uncategorized

Comic Janice Messitte on Being a Newly Wedded Widow

Janice Messitte

In the space of two weeks, newly wedded  Janice Messitte – stand-up comic, singer and actress  – went from planning a dream “Jewnorican” wedding to planning her husband’s funeral.  Hear […]

Death of a Parent, Friend, Public Personalities, The Grief Process, Uncategorized, Your Grief, Your Loss

Comedy writer Joe Janes on Truthful Memorialization

Comic Joe Janes

Truthful memorialization means talking about Mom stoically eating Joe’s tofurkey. Or Mom openly guzzling “horrible things” like caffeine-free diet coke in front of her vegan son. How Joe honors these mischievous […]