GRIEVING? STRUGGLING AFTER LOSS?

You are not alone.

HELP FOR GRIEF

Feeling weighed down by all the “stuff” that comes with loss?

The physical stuff: Belongings, paperwork, heirlooms, junk, piles to sort through.

The responsibilities: The estate, probate, endless decisions.

The emotional stuff: Regret, resentment, anger, anxiety, guilt, the strained relationships. The sheer exhaustion.

It’s a lot.

And you’re not alone. Not anymore!

 

HELLO

I’m Charlene

I help grieving people to feel more supported, less alone and better-equipped to navigate the practical and emotional aftermath of losing a loved one.

After my mother died suddenly in 2013, I leaned into my creativity and instincts as a curator to guide myself through grief. From there, I decided to help other people with their grief.

I’m a certified grief coach, speaker and artist, specializing in storytelling, meaning making and post-traumatic growth. I believe we are ALL curators after a loved one dies. I designed my Curating Grief framework to help people heal in a creative, accessible way.

HELP WITH GRIEF

Grief and the Holidays

DREADING THE HOLIDAYS?

The holidays and end-of-year period are a tough time for many who are grieving. Grief from losses recent and from long ago can arise in unexpected ways. Register your interest in my new Holiday Care grief coaching package.

WORK WITH ME

Grief Coaching

CHOOSING WHAT TO KEEP AFTER A LOVED ONE DIES

Struggling with hard choices after the death of a loved one? How do we decide what to keep, and what to let go of? I can help.

CREATING THE MEMORIAL YOU REALLY WANT TO GIVE THEM

Facing a significant date? Whether it's a birthday, the anniversary of a death, or a major holiday, creating a memorial or commissioning artwork can be the best way to remember your person.

GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS

Want to feel less isolation and more connection this holiday season? We'll work together to create a personalized plan for you, from navigating social gatherings to remembering your loved ones,  so you feel supported.

I get more aha's from you than my therapist!

LISA B

Griever

It's felt like an impossible task to try to sort through my mom's belongings. I feel like I have a place to begin this process now and it doesn't feel so terrifying. Thank you.

ANONYMOUS

Griever

I love this approach as a creative outlet for grief - I'm totally inspired.

ANONYMOUS

Griever

EVENTS

Monthly Grief Gathering

Pull up a virtual chair and join grief coach and curator Charlene Lam for The Grief Gallery’s monthly gathering for community connection and creative inspiration. We meet online the last Wednesday of the month at 2pm ET / 7pm UK time.

MORE OF MY WORK

Speaking and Curating

Charlene is a thought leader with a fresh, unique voice on how we can hold space for our grief –– and I could not be more grateful for her contributions to the grief, end-of-life and creative industries.

ALICA FORNERET

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PAUSE. GRIEF EDUCATOR AND AUTHOR.

SPEAKING

Grief Talks and Workshops

Key Speaking Topics:
  • Why we’re ALL curators after a loved one dies.
  • The role of art, creativity and storytelling for healthy grieving and post-traumatic growth.
  • How to choose what to keep after a loved one dies.
  • Managing transitions and change.
Charlene was a guest speaker on a Motherless Daughters Community call and wow! -- she delivered so much more than we ever could have imagined! Charlene is creative, innovative, and warm, and her story is instantly relatable. Call participants raved about her visit for days.
HOPE EDELMAN

Bestselling author of Motherless Daughters, founder of Motherless Daughters Community Calls

Charlene is a wonderful speaker! As part of a panel at the Good Grief Festival, she spoke eloquently and movingly about her mother's death, exploring the ways we can intentionally curate our grief and connect with those who have died through objects and places.  Charlene and the other members of the panel were universally praised for their warmth and wisdom.

LESEL DAWSON

Associate Professor at the University of Bristol, Arts and Culture Lead of the Good Grief Festival

CURATING

The Grief Gallery

I'm the founder and curator of The Grief Gallery.

As curator of The Grief Gallery, I commission artwork and present exhibitions exploring grief and loss during international design events and festivals, including NYCxDESIGN and the London Design Festival.

Get In Touch

  • hello@charlenelam.com
  • +1 917 376 7339

Need help with grief? I can help.

Email hello [at] charlenelam.com