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Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love
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How Processing My Parents' Stuff Processed My Grief Away

How Processing My Parents' Stuff Processed My Grief Away
That moment when you inherit generations of cherished family belongings can feel soul crushing. It's hard enough tidying our own things! Infuse joy to your own processing with my lessons learned.

If your loved ones wanted to buy everything and save everything, you are in good company. Generations of collections, designer clothing, funiture, papers, books, and really cool made in America tools landed at my home courtesy of several large trucks we rented and drove to my house.

What began as a nightmare became a way to process my grief, as I organized, decided what to keep and toss / sell / give away.

What I found was taking time and infusing meaning into the downsizing process, along with laughter and love, helped the grief fade away and be replaced by appreciation.

Whether you have lost loved ones or are dreading that day that you inherit a similar haul, join me for stories and tips about the things we have, unwillingly inherit, and ways to turn "trash" into new treasured stories.

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