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Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love
This event was part of Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love

Turning Towards Grief

Hosted by Jessica Murby

Turning Towards Grief
I kept coming across a disturbing theme when working in hospice and having an illness myself, there seems to be this secondary trauma added to grief from being in a world that generally turns away...

I wonder if that ‘turning away’ comes from being in a place that denies death on such a fundamental level. I wonder if we create our own space to turn toward death together, we can be more supported and accepted through our grief and other ‘dark’ times, and in turn be more supporting and accepting of others. The number of us connecting through Reimagine is proving that we’re ready for a cultural change re: death, and gives me hope that we are each creating ripple effects in our own communities.

I met our cohost, Laurie O’Neil, through a Reimagine event. Laurie is a social worker, speaker, and author who devoted her 40-year career to enlightening, empowering, and engaging others in the critical power of loving connection—to themselves, those they love, and their fellow human beings.

Laurie will give us time to share our grief experiences with one another, offer ideas for mindful coping skills, and work with us to refine the tools that assist our process.

About the host: Jessica Murby is an author, occupational therapist, hospice volunteer, yogi, etc. that has a rare freakish adrenaline tumor condition- the experience of which has led to much of this work :).

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