Grief

An Invitation to Embody Gratitude (With a nod to sacred rage)

Hello, friends, Many years ago my heart was pierced when reading Francis Weller’s statement, “The work of the mature person is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other, and to be stretched large by them. How much sorrow can I hold? That’s how much gratitude I can give.”   Funny how one sentence can…

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On The Importance of Roots and Ripening

A note from Erin: A few things before today’s writing: 1. We have a fresh new podcast episode exploring Embodying Resilience with Dr. Don St. John. Give it a listen! 2. Registration is open for our amazing retreat in Costa Rica in January! Read all about it and Join us!   On the importance of roots and…

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Honoring Grief & Gratitude Sunday, May 27th

Friends, you are most warmly invited to join me on the Sunday morning of Memorial Day weekend for a special community ritual to honor the grief and gratitude we carry.  In case you missed it, a few months ago I made a video talking about why you might be interested in tending grief through ritual. You can…

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Comfort for the Disturbed & Disturbance for the Comfortable

A note from Erin: This morning, the first roses opened on the bush in front of our home. This week it’s also been the white irises, and the cones of vibrant flowers gracing the horse chestnut trees in our neighborhood. Last week, the redbuds and lilacs had me swooning. The week before, it was the…

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Grief and Your Wonder Muscle

A note from Erin: Hi Friends! I recorded a short video for you about Grief Tending which I want to share here. Locals, please mark your calendar as my friend Kinde Nebeker of New Moon Rites of Passage and I will be co-facilitating a Grief Tending Ritual at Great Salt Lake on the evening of Thursday, March 22nd.…

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