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Anchor, ground and stand: Exploring how to be rooted in this time of crisis
There is solace and power in coming together. This virtual community gathering will include a chance to connect and be still and opportunities to share tools, activities and resources that serve to ground, anchor and root us in these tender and tumultuous times.
Facilitated by Reena Lazar and Michelle Pante of Willow End-of-Life Education & Planning, these gatherings are a safe, open-hearted place to explore, the reality of our shared mortality. Each event centers around a different topic as a pathway for self-reflection, conversation and connection.
Thanks to the generous support of the City of Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery, these events are free to the public. All are welcome to join us, usually the last Monday of the month. Subscribe to our mailing list and every week or tow you'll receive an article we write and news of events and offerings.
Death is the one thing in life we’re most certain of, yet most people would do anything to avoid talking or even thinking about it. For most of us, it takes death itself—whether recent or impending—to prompt us to bravely consider the reality of our mortality.
People in their dying days often speak of experiencing enormous growth and transformation. Dying can be a time of truth seeking and risk taking. Many have observed that in the face of death, people tend to focus on what gives (or has given) their life meaning. The truth is, you don’t need to wait until someone dies or you’re faced with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness to experience these benefits.
Your mortality is an opportunity in disguise.
Whether you have days or decades to live, we believe that thinking about and preparing for your some-day, one-day, inevitable death will inspire you to live your best life now.
We'd love to journey with you.
With love and light, Michelle + Reena