Jan DeBlieu writes and blogs about selfless service and how it can help heal grief.
Until 2009 Jan DeBlieu wrote about nature, landscape, and the influences that our attachments to place play on shaping our psyches. Since the death of her son she has concentrated on living in service to others which, she has found, helps her heal. She is the author of four books to date and many articles and essays in national publications. Her book Wind: How the Flow of Air has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land, won a national literary medal. Her fifth book, in progress, examines the healing power of helping others. She lives on the North Carolina Outer Banks and is a faculty member for the University of Alaska MFA program in creative writing.