NAVIGATING TOGETHER: A VIRTUAL GRIEF RETREAT (via Zoom) Facilitator: Jean Pagliaro Registration deadline: February 19 Grieving the death of a
I spent several hours reading the notecards and remembering what it was like to be loved unconditionally.
One afternoon, pre-pandemic, I was searching for the courage to get divorced and drove alone to a small restaurant about
I asked Jane Whitlock, an end-of-life doula who has led workshops for Minnesota Women’s Press, to offer suggestions on how families can grieve physical separation from loved ones.
There was a time when I knew what life was all about. I knew up from down, left from right,
Whether we choose the path of faith, skepticism, or a uniquely understood spiritual connection to all the atoms in the universe, we must treat each other gently, as if we were specks of dust – because we are.
We don’t expect anyone to fix it, because they can’t. It’s very powerful just to know that they are there.
“There are funerals where they bring out a boombox and it’s so impersonal. It doesn’t honor or celebrate the person,
“Holding out the hand of friendship in the midst of our pain, that’s the real definition of humanity, of being on the planet together.”-
The Minnesota Women’s Press talked to three mothers and several people who work with bereaved parents. These are their stories.