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Ongoing, and offered at no cost: The Cure for Mortality: An experiential workshop to celebrate loved ones—while they’re still alive
When people we know and love take their own lives, we tend to ask, “What could I have done to prevent this?” Well, this needn’t be a rhetorical question.
There is a straightforward way to rise above these tragedies to honor and celebrate loved ones **while they are still alive.** I call it a Gracenote tm.
You might think of the Gracenote as a Living Eulogy: love notes to loved ones who may (or may not!) be dying, that express our sincerest thoughts about them. While they’re still here. In this perspective-shifting and yes, even fun workshop, we’ll explore what a Gracenote is. We’ll practice writing one, discuss ways to overcome reluctance, and see why taking this step has profound impacts on your family, your friends and even on yourself.
Don’t know someone who’s actively dying or seemingly in crisis? Rest assured people all around you are dying to be seen, heard, recognized and honored.
Workshop facilitator Andrea Driessen is a hospice volunteer with Providence of Seattle. She developed the idea of writing a Gracenote for her Father years ago, long before he died, and has since seen the profound effects this straightforward exercise has on hospice patients, loved ones, and friends.
Email Andrea at NoMoreBoringMeetings dot Com to inquire about scheduling a workshop.
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