It’s Day 1 of the #RRBC Spotlight Author Blog Tour for #Author, Harriet Hodgson @healthmn1! C’mon by @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBCSA #GriefDoodling

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I am excited to welcome author Harriet Hodgson to Robbie’s Inspiration today as the RRBC “Spotlight” Author for May 2021. Welcome Harriet!

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Your Favorite Words List

All writers have favorite words. At least, that is my impression. I have a list of favorite words and it keeps growing. The words on the list are there because of meaning or the music of the English language. According to some of the articles I’ve read, English is a language rich with descriptive words. What are some of my favorite words?

















I could go on and on. Though I use many of my favorite words when I’m writing, I don’t over-use them. Take a few moments to think about your favorite words. Why do you like them? What do they represent? Favorite words are part of our identity as people and as writers.

Grief Doodling: Bringing Back Your Smiles

Cover of Grief Doodling


From the very first page, Grief Doodling invites action. Topics range from the benefits of doodling, to why doodling is fun, to doodling tips, and responding to doodling prompts. The prompts, based on grief research, promote self-worth and healing. This is a hopeful book—something all grieving kids need.

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Harriet Hodgson Amazon Page

About Harriet Hodgson

Picture of Harriet Hodgson flexing her bicep

Harriet Hodgson, BS, MA has been a freelance writer for 42+ years, is the author of thousands of print/online articles and 42 books. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support.

Harriet is Assistant Editor of the Open to Hope website. She is a contributing writer for, The Grief Toolbox, and “Grief Digest,” now an online magazine.

A popular speaker, Harriet has given presentations at The Compassionate Friends national conference, Bereaved Parents of the USA national conference, public health, Alzheimer’s, and caregiving conferences. She has appeared on more than 185 radio shows, including CBS Radio, and dozens of television stations, including CNN.

This award-winning author loves writing so much she writes in her sleep. Grief Doodling: Bringing Back Your Smiles, written and illustrated by Harriet, is her latest book.

Thank you for dropping by to support Harriet along her tour.  To follow along with the rest of her 7-day tour, please visit the “SPOTLIGHT” Author forum on the RRBC site and don’t forget to pick up a copy of her book above!  Lastly, we ask that you LIKE and SHARE this post, as well as the “SPOTLIGHT” Author page, to your social media, to enhance Harriet’s support!

60 thoughts on “It’s Day 1 of the #RRBC Spotlight Author Blog Tour for #Author, Harriet Hodgson @healthmn1! C’mon by @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBCSA #GriefDoodling

  1. Hi Harriet, Hi Robbie,
    Harriet, you are an inspiration to many. Your perseverance, resilience, and eagerness to live out your purpose on this planet is an amazing testimony to all of us and encourages many who give up much, much too soon to get back in their boats.
    Keep going, keep rowing your boat, and keep smiling. I love that smile of yours. It radiates and brings me joy.

    Robbie, thank you so much for hosting Harriet.
    Wishing you both a lovely week.

    Shalom aleichem

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  2. Favorite words, Robbie. I have two; don’t use them when I’m writing though. One is Pink, the other is Roses, ergo my user name! I just love the sound of them; Rose pink; Pink rose, lovely!

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  3. Robbie, missed this post before and am so happy to see it now. Harriet is such a powerhouse, an inspiration to all of us! To me, it looks like all those favorite words describe her perfectly. I have her Grief Doodling on my kindle and plan to go through it with my 14 year old Grandson.
    Harriet, all the best to you and hope you enjoyed your tour!

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      1. Thank you, Harriet. I wasn’t aware of the guide. I will check it out. My grandson is an anxious boy, his father died of leukemia when he was five and he changed a good bit after that. I think the doodling would be good for him, he’s very artistic anyway and loves to draw.

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  4. Grief doodling – what a great title for a book so many can use. Harriet and her prolific writing and sharing is beyond inspiring. A beautiful word list – may we all use more words like these!

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  5. I could adopt the words on Harriet’s list as my own. As you know, I have read and reviewed Harriet’s Grief Doodling and can recommend it wholeheartedly!

    Thanks again, gracious host Robbie!

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