Kara Jones is a Creative Grief Educator and heARTist behind GriefAndCreativity.com.
She co-founded both the Creative Grief Studio and KotaPress, and she’s a Carnegie Mellon graduate who interned for 3 years at Mister Rogers Neighborhood back in the day. For the past couple of decades, Kara has been exploring creative approaches to grief experiences.
In this episode, Kara shares the deeply personal story of how she began working in the grief field after the death of her son. She talks about why we need to give ourselves space and permission, how to be there for someone who is grieving, how creativity can help us move through our grief, and so much more.
Kara gave me so much to think about in the time we spent together, and this is one of those conversations that gets better and better the longer it goes. I hope you enjoy listening!
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- Creative Grief Studio
- Magic and Loss, by Virginia Heffernan
- LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care, by Kimberly Acquaviva
- Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief, by Darcy L. Harris
- The Crafting of Grief, by Lorraine Hedtke
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