Living with Loss: A Gathering for the Grieving
“Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.” ― Haruki Murakami
During Living with Loss: A Gathering for the Grieving, we will explore how ritual, connection, and community help us through times of loss.
At this session of Living with Loss, we have a special guest join us! Caito Stewart will lead us in hand-crafting leaves in honor of those we have lost.
Caito Stewart is a visual artist and grief awareness advocate, born and raised in Ossining, NY. She has a BFA in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute. By sharing her own story through art, she seeks to normalize conversations about grief and foster connection and community. To learn more about Caito's work, visit caitostewart.com.
This gathering is an opportunity for those who have experienced loss to find connection through meditation, ritual, and community sharing. Grief can arise from the loss of a loved one, the loss of a dream, the loss of a relationship, the loss of health, or the loss of a future one imagined. Whether your loss was recent or a long time ago, your experience is real and personal and part of your experience of being alive.
At Living with Loss, we recognize the universality of loss even as we seek to honor the uniqueness of each participant's experience of loss.
Registration cost supports the work of Rites of Passage, LLC with 10% donated to Reimagine.
We have a sliding scale of $8, $12, or $16. Our basic fee is $12. Pay less as necessary or more if you want (No refunds.)
Living with Loss is a monthly online support group and is generally offered on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30pm (ET).
Please contact Kristabeth Atwood at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
**Kristabeth Atwood, M.Div is a pastor for people who don't do church and the founder of Rites of Passage, LLC. Through Rites of Passage, Kristabeth brings her pastor's heart to help people through the spiritual, emotional, and practical aspects of change by:
– providing inclusive spiritual support for life’s big questions,
– offering tools to plan for life’s changes,
– educating on the transformative power of change, and
– designing and officiating personalized rituals to mark life’s transitions.
Kristabeth uses her gifts as a ritual designer, officiant, spiritual guide, and discernment coach to hold space for people to connect with themselves, those around them, and with the sacred, whatever that means to them. She feels privileged to help people honor and mark the meaningful moments that encompass all the seasons of life – from birth to death.**