Who told you to “Get over it!” ?
Most of us have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one. The grief sometimes sticks in our hearts in ways that are indescribable to others. Often, we keep these feelings, references, and stories to ourselves for fear of being judged as stuck, morbid, or boring. We may have experienced the impatient body language, maybe even some eye-rolling, from those around us who believe that we should have already moved on from grieving.
We know you miss them. We know that some deaths change us forever, that while things may get better, we are never truly ‘over’ such a loss. We also believe that what is remembered, lives.
So, in honor of your deceased loved one, we invite you to join us 1/29/17 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Please bring a framed photo or a memento of your Beloved Dead to place on our Memorial Altar. Have a cup of tea and, perhaps, share your story of love and loss with us.
Tea and treats will be provided. Donations to help cover the cost of refreshments are gratefully accepted.
Bright Blue Sage Yoga
1407 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
About the facilitators:
The Reverend Angie Buchanan is an Interfaith Minister, Director of Earth Traditions Church, and Founder of Gaia’s Womb, an interfaith spirituality group that has been producing women’s spiritual retreats for almost 20 years. In 2002, she was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, and held the Office of Secretary on the Executive Committee, 2007-2009. She is currently the Spiritual Advisor for Pagan students at the University of Chicago, a Certified Death Midwife, and an Instructor for the Death Midwife Certification Classes at www.deathmidwife.org. Angie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy A. Miller is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and the owner of Mindfulness Matters PC, a private counseling practice in Prairie View, IL. She works with adult individuals and couples of all kinds who seek to create more peaceful, meaningful, and mindful lives and relationships. Kathy is also a Certified Death Midwife, a Death Cafe facilitator, and a passionate advocate for death conversation, education, and planning. Kathy can be reached at www.mindfulnessmatters.net.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by January 23, 2017 to 224-659-2654.