When confronted with loss, the benefits of engaging in meaningful activities and experiences that help to express grief are often overlooked. We are never taught how to grieve; however, there are ways to work through the emotional turmoil that often coincides with loss. Catherine Tyink and Christine Kortbein invite us to reimagine our grief, using creative ways to move forward after a loss.

About the Guests

Christine Kortbein, BA, MA Art Therapy
Christine Kortbein has a passion for human flourishing and art. For over 30 years, Christine has been a curator of mindful arts and an ambassador for connecting creativity with self- discovery. She has led art therapy sessions in hospital psychiatric units, schools, hospices, and detainment facilities. When she’s not creating, teaching, or presenting, you can find Christine perfecting parallel parking, collecting items for her cabinet of curiosities, and making large talk. She lives in Florida with her husband and lazy cat.

Catherine Tyink, BSW, MS Counseling
Catherine Tyink is a counselor, grief support specialist, and writer. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Catherine has focused her career in medical settings and schools throughout the state. More recently, she served as an international school counselor in Germany and Switzerland. While at home, you can find Catherine exploring local hiking trails, writing on her computer, or immersed in the latest page-turner. Catherine lives with her husband along the Mississippi River in Wisconsin.

Learn more about the guests and the book on their website, https://www.christinekortbein.com/.

About the Book: Grief Reimagined: 50 Creative Ways to Build Resilience
When confronted with loss, the benefits of engaging in meaningful activities and experiences that help to express grief are often overlooked. We are never taught how to grieve, however many find creative methods to work through the emotional turmoil that often coincides with loss.

This book provides novel strategies readers can use to find meaning, process grief, and accept and build upon the memories that often accompany loss. Against the backdrop of photographs and artwork, this book presents 50 real-life stories to give readers hope and inspiration in transforming their losses into meaningful life events, including examples that are often not recognized as sources of grief.

This book contains true stories of courageous individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, and types of grief. Readers will appreciate that, despite their hurried and chaotic lives, those featured in these stories made time to work with their losses to establish meaningful connections in an often-disconnected world. The creativity and bravery demonstrated in these stories will inspire and motivate readers with conceptual and practical resources to process and work with their grief.