May 12, 2020 8:09 pm
Until just weeks ago, the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of the bereavement industry, or death trade as it's sometimes called, wasn’t even listed as an essential service. Despite this recent shift in designation, I suspect there’s little or no applause or acknowledgement for the essential workers like the ones named by our provincial government: coroners and workers performing mortuary services, including: funeral homes, crematoriums, cemeteries and workers supporting the appropriate handling, identification, storage, transportation, and certification of human remains.
February 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Identifying your core values—the second tool in Willow’s 7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death workbook—is a critical...
January 28, 2020 6:40 pm
When someone we care about is dying, family and friends are often kept in the loop via text or email...
December 3, 2019 9:15 pm
Consciously or unconsciously, we live our lives according to particular values. Knowing your core values is one thing, living them or embodying them is another. As I move through this dance called life, I’m coming to understand and accept that how we express our core values can evolve.
September 17, 2019 11:24 pm
How much value is there really in the act of self reflection? Aren’t we humans being overly self indulgent if...
July 24, 2019 7:05 pm
“Ah-ha, that’s it!” I said to myself this morning, in the sleepy state of barely awake after my early-morning alarm....
July 2, 2019 11:20 pm
Here’s a peek into Michelle’s recent process of writing an End of Life Love Letter to her mom.
March 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Are you ready to flower and flourish, or is it time to pause? Get some insights from John O'Donohue's "For the Interim Time."
February 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Sandra wrote her sister an, “I love and cherish you and want to be sure you know this in case one of us dies suddenly” kind of letter. The results were unexpected and left Sandra realizing she could give her love freely and generously to her sister—and anyone, really— and that giving love generously, without expecting anything in return, feels great.