Tag Archive: reality of our mortality

Dig Deep and Answer the Questions You’re Avoiding

Unlike many other people, I haven’t been forced to pause and slow down. I feel like I’m busier than ever. Yet even in this business and chaos, I find myself asking—or re-asking—a lot of deep questions about the meaning of life and death. Let’s face it, the whole world is at war with death right…
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Unlock the Door to Your ‘Good Death’

“I was so relieved when I named and declared my fear around my death and dying. I’ve been carrying it around for so long, and thought I was the only one.” This was shared by one of the participants at Willow’s Legacy, Love Letters + Heart Wills workshop this past weekend in Vancouver, Canada.  Hopes…
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Sharing Our Spiritual Selves

In this wee Q+A, Reena and Michelle reflect on their personal spiritual traditions and share about the soul-food and spiritual gems that nourish and inspire them.

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Cracked Wide Open

We recently wrapped up a Legacy, Love Letters + Heart Wills workshop series. At the end of the evening we each shared a word or three to capture our sense of the impact of participating. My closing words were, “cracked wide open” and that, my friends, is a precious, luscious way of being. Some folks…
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A New Age of Funeral Services

I believe in the possibility of responsive, respectful funeral services. I believe in the power of useful tools and thoughtful opportunities to inform and inspire people to make the most of our finite and precious lives. I believe in the value and beauty of exploring the mystery that is death. One of my mentors along…
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Imagining Your Death Will Enrich Your Life

You know that you exist, and that some day you will die.  This knowledge of your mortality can either be a terrible burden or a great opportunity to transform your life. The good news is that you get to choose! Consciously contemplating your death and mortality facilitates personal development and compassion and helps you become more self aware and in control over the choices you make in your life.