Grief Can Transform Us

In a recent New yorker magazine (March 11, 2013) written by Alec Wilkinson, the noted jazz pianist, Jason Moran, described his experience with the death of his mother. I found this part of the article interesting and relevant to many of us who have lost loved ones.

“Moran grew his beard in 2005, when his […]

Disenfranchised Grief

Ken Doka (1989) described the phenomena of disenfranchised grief. While a person is experiencing a loss, the grief is not openly acknowledged, socially validated or publically observed. It brings to mind some of the work I have done with adolescent females who have not had the support they needed. This has sometimes resulted in a […]