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Author : grieffriend

My Book!

Hello Loves, My book, Life Upside Down: The Fall That Transformed Our Lives, Lifting Me Through Grief, Love and Quadriplegia is finally here! It was launched on September 29, 2023. It’s available as a paperback and ebook on Amazon. Here’s the Amazon link: https://a.co/d/5wcBkYM And here’s the book’s own website which includes a beautiful trailer at[…]

Dagara Style Grief Ritual (April 2023)

It’s time to grieve in-person with each other, our ancestors and the land! Join me and my friend Wendy Kaas as we hold the Dagara style grief ritual.When: Saturday April 29th, 2023. Where: in the foothills near Boulder, Colorado. Time: 11am-7pm. Cost: to be determined but will be a sliding scale from about $60-125, with some of the proceeds[…]

Why I’m Keen on Keening

I wrote this blog prior to my African trip inspired by realizing that I’d return home in the wee hours on February 2nd.  February 1st and 2nd are known as Imbolc, Candlemas, or Groundhogs Day here in the USA. It’s halfway between winter solstice and spring equinox.  It’s also a day in honor of the[…]

Deep Wisdom from my Grief Mentors

As you read this, I’ll be deeply immersed in ritual in the village of Dano, Burkina Faso, West Africa! Dano is the village of my mentors—Sobonfu Somé and Elder Malidoma Patrice Somé.  It’ll be a trip of a lifetime. There will be a deepening and widening of my work and offerings. And I excitedly await[…]