Embrace your inner artist
Art gives us a safe place to express the emotions of grief that are so hard to understand and share. The act of creating something increases serotonin, a chemical in your brain that helps you fight off depression. Sculpt, paint, draw, photograph, or collage. Pick colors, abstract images, or shapes that convey your grief. You don't have to consider yourself an artist to participate in art therapy. The physical act of expressing yourself on paper, in clay, or through a photograph is the important part. I like words, so I tend to caption my artwork, but that isn't necessary if you choose not to. If you don't think of yourself as an artist, but would like to give it a go with a little guidance, check out "Healing Artwork: Creativity Grief" for a step by step guide for processing grief through a wide variety of art media.