How an Altar Can Profoundly Contribute to Your Well Being

Making choices about the aesthetics of placement, colors, candles, flowers, mementos, pictures and coveted foods is a gratifyingly beautiful way to tiptoe towards the still hurting places within myself. In the process of engaging with the beauty of color, taste, scent, sound and touch I prepared my heart for the closer than usual encounter with those losses. For only that limited amount of time, I’ve stepped closer towards wholeness. … More How an Altar Can Profoundly Contribute to Your Well Being

How We Live More, When We Embrace Death

These ancient traditions meet very basic human needs that the gloss and shine of modern life cannot satisfy. We humans have figured out over the millennia that having these communal pauses makes the changes easier to ride. There is an anchoring to something bigger then ourselves when societies make time for these rites of passage….At the end of this major and intimate societal pause, one is a little more whole-hearted, the fear of death is soothed and deeper value for life is strengthened. How would our society be like if the majority of us celebrated death? … More How We Live More, When We Embrace Death