Memorial Day, May 30, 2022
Wishing you all a meaningful Memorial Day. Our thoughts are with all of our fallen heroes, their families
& the loved ones who stood by them and miss them every day. This can be a difficult day for anyone who has lost someone who was a veteran or was on active duty. If you are finding this day emotionally challenging, consider exploring some ways that you can take care of yourself, perhaps taking a walking, calling a friend
to talk, laying down for a nap, lighting a candle in remembrance of your person, eating special meal, writing
a letter to them or doing something that your loved one enjoyed in honor of them might make the day feel a little easier to manage. If you haven't lost someone who was in the military you may be unsure of how you
can help those who are grieving during the holiday. The most important thing you can do is just acknowledge the range of feelings they may be having. Reach out, if you are able, to let them know you care about them
and that you are available to talk or be with them if that would feel supportive and helpful.
Spirit Vessel helps guide you and your loved ones through a deeper,
more intimate layer of life by way of personalized ceremony. They provide support and tools for at home, intimate, personalized ceremonies, in which
you can participate by yourself or with others. They offer Mindfully Crafted Ceramic Urns and Personalized Celebration Of Life Ceremonies to assist in grieving, honoring, and celebrating you or your loved one. Their ceremonies recognize
and highlight the joy of our loved one's life while holding space for the complexities of grief for those left to live on. The Spirit Vessel studio is
located in southwest New Mexico, where each ceramic urn is handmade
and mindfully crafted with love and intention. Whether you are grieving the
loss of a loved one, preparing for an imminent death, or taking steps to plan
for your own death, they provide resources to help you create connectivity
and integrate your emotions around loss.
Discover more at: https://bit.ly/2YBrkJP
Covid Memorial Service
All are welcome by Grace Fellowship to attend a special online
Covid Memorial Service to remember and honor the loved ones lost due to
Covid-19. This is open to everyone, no matter who you are or where you are.
Visit the Covid Memorial Wall to view stories and submit your own stories.
Join the service on Dec 13th at 6pm CST / 7pm EST / 5pm MST / 4pm PST.
The Facebook event can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1801096373379112
The Widowed Parent Podcast: Ep. 67, Pandemic Special Episode
Buffy Peters of Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss, at Hamilton's Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa,
and host Jenny Lisk speak about "What You Can Do, When You Can't Have a Funeral During a Pandemic?"
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 14 November 2023
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