Sunday, April 24, 2011

Labyrinth Journey

This past week I had the opportunity to attend an excellent conference at Caring Connections where Labyrinths were discussed and a listing of those to visit in Utah.  We spent the weekend in St. George and were able to visit two of these special labyrinths

Like the labyrinth,
the narrow pathway of my grief
winds back and forth along well walked ways,
covering with each twist and turn almost the same ground
time and time again.
And yet
the designer's skillful hand leads me now
now further away, but ever deeper
toward the open space that waits for me at its heart.
In the tillness at the center I cannot stay
but must move quickly out again back
into the familiarity of repeated motions that wind me out
to the safety of the margins.
The stillness,
the expectancy at the heart of my
grief is yet
too much
to bear.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Unique Mother's Day Events

Mother's Day for those who have had a Child Die
Monday, May 2nd, 11:30 - 1:00, Lunch

Women who have had their Mother Die
Monday, May 2nd, 5:30 - 7:00, Dinner

Women who are experiencing a loss that
creates a difficult mother's day
Tuesday, May 3rd, 5:30 - 7:00, Dinner
(emotional loss of a child, inability to conceive or any other loss)

What to Expect:  A time of serenity, support, and encouragement
Nourishment in food, self-care treasures and other women who can understand

To register:  contact Becky at or 801.259.3883
$25 per woman

Friday, April 8, 2011


I just returned from five days in San Diego ... three of which were for The Art of Mindfulness and Counseling. Perhaps you know you are in the right profession when the day flies by as you soak in 8 hours of amazing messages including an invitation to be silent for 30 minutes during one of our breaks. I whispered to Cricket, Find the Room, where she took me back to our hotel room (good girl!) and then we walked out to this beautiful area just outside our room. Cricket and I sat for our silence: sunshine, birds chirping, a slight ocean breeze near the Torrey Pines Golf Course, some belly rubs for the Cricket and just being in that moment created a beautiful mindfulness experience. What is mindfulness? ongoing, moment by moment awareness of and openness to our current experience without judgment and with acceptance.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mother's Day

Life events can take our breath away. No one plans to live without their mother or have a child die. Join us for one of our Mother's Day Celebrations like none other.

May 2, 2011

11:30 - 1:00
Mothers who have had a child die
Lunch included, $25

5:00 - 5:30
Women who have had their mother die
Dinner included, $25

To register for one of these events, contact Becky at