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Today's Office: another in a series of Celebrant reflections

Dina Stander

Tags ashes, Celebrant, ceremony, grief, release, standing stone

Today's Office: another in a series of Celebrant reflections

 

This ceremony was a study in vulnerability, a visit with the long arm of time, and a journey there and back again that included the impromptu and sacred standing of a stone at the top of a wooded knoll. One of the most simple and direct goodbyes I have seen a family collectively invent. And for me, loving and loved, a good day at the office!


Today's Office: another in a series of Celebrant reflections

Dina Stander

Tags ashes, Celebrant, ceremony, grief, release, standing stone

Today's Office: another in a series of Celebrant reflections

 

This ceremony was a study in vulnerability, a visit with the long arm of time, and a journey there and back again that included the impromptu and sacred standing of a stone at the top of a wooded knoll. One of the most simple and direct goodbyes I have seen a family collectively invent. And for me, loving and loved, a good day at the office!


I'm Back! or... still I'll rise

Dina Stander

Tags resilience, wellness

I'm Back! or... still I'll rise

And until we meet, keep your lamp steady and bright. I'll keep mine shining too.


Waiting for the Drought to Break:

Waiting for the Drought to Break:

My task now is to seed the days, weeks, and months ahead with forgiveness for my shortcomings. To seed them with laughter and forbearance for, and from, others. With solace. With the blessing of enough. I will wait for surgery and dance in my heart, hoping for a good, long, soaking rain.


Seven habits that cultivate wellbeing when everything sucks:

Dina Stander

Tags everything sucks, grief, resilience, self care, solace, wellbeing, wellness

Seven habits that cultivate wellbeing when everything sucks:

If you are grieving, contending with loss, living as well as you can with a chronic or progressive health challenge… then you know there are days when everything pretty much sucks. I have found that in the interim between feeling worse and getting better, it helps to have a plan to feed my resilience and build my sense of wellbeing.