Ruth Faison Shaw

Ruth Faison Shaw

Ruth Faison Shaw (1889-1969) Honored by her niece as “an inspirational Southern woman,” and my new favorite artist! Inventor of fingerpainting (but really it’s wrist-, forearm-, and knuckle-painting) Inspired by a child and later, veterans and trauma survivors Served...
Unwanted Gifts, Cards, & Letters

Unwanted Gifts, Cards, & Letters

Gifts, cards, and letters can communicate acknowledgment, respect, appreciation, connectedness, love, humor, mourning, intimacy, support…what else? After a confusing, painful relationship, a woman unexpectedly receives flowers sent to her office. They look good. They...
A Glimpse at Grief

A Glimpse at Grief

Disenfranchised grief occurs when a person has experienced a deep and meaningful attachment, experienced loss, and cannot openly acknowledge or grieve the loss or have it validated by others (Doka, 1989; Stroebe et al., 2008). It might be erroneously thought that...