When Our Elders Die: A Confucian Perspective on Grief & A Language Lost

When we lose our elders, our worlds are silenced. Tis’ the ineffable weight of loss and sadness and a language lost. This thoughtful & beautifully written article by Amy Olberding, Professor of Philosophy at University of Oklahoma, explores grief & loss through the eyes of Confucian philosophy.

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Grief, Loss & Heartbreak Workshop – **CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT**

****WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOST OUR GRIEF WORKSHOP AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.  DUE TO THE STRUCTURE OF OUR WORKSHOP, IN ORDER FOR THE EXPERIENCE TO BE EFFECTIVE & BENEFICIAL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS A MINIMUM OF 7 PEOPLE IS NEEDED…

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***POSTPONED – Grief, Loss & Heartbreak Workshop (March 2017)***

***WE DEEPLY APOLOGIZE BUT DUE TO SOME SERIOUS UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS WORKSHOP HAD TO BE POSTPONED.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW DATE AS SOON AS IT IS FINALIZED.*** Grief can manifest for a number of reasons — the death of a loved one, loss of a job, a change in…

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Grief, Loss & Heartbreak Workshop

Grief can manifest for a number of reasons — the he death of a loved one, loss of a job, a change in status, issues related to personal health and the environment, and more. It can also include numerous emotional components — sadness, loss, angst, frustration, anger, and despair. How…

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Our Final Moments & Things That Matter When Dying

A poignant, moving, and beyond insightful presentation, Executive Director at Zen Hospice Project & palliative care physician, BJ Miller, offers a clear-eyed view of mortality & things that matter to us all when dying:  grace, dignity, respect, existential peace, wonder, comfort, feeling unburdened (and unburdening), enlightenment and love…those spaces in…

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Staying Afloat Amidst Heartbreak & The Loss of a Child

Losing a child is one of the most heartbreaking experiences a parent can face.  How we navigate the pain, sadness, anger & despair of grief is critical.  It can also be excruciating.  Comedian, storyteller, actor, and philanthropist, Anthony Griffith, shares his story about the loss of his daughter and his…

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How Philosophy Can Help Us Grieve

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Navigating the Wake(s) of Loss: How Philosophy Can Help Us Grieve Marisa Diaz-Waian, International Journal of Applied Philosophy 28:1 (2014): 19-48. ABSTRACT: How might approaching loss philosophically help us grieve? What does it mean to approach something philosophically? Why might such an approach be advantageous to studies of grief? In…

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My Mom the Magician Superhero: Showing Up & Being There

Growing up without a father can be difficult & painful.  Comedian, storyteller, actor, and philanthropist, Anthony Griffith, shares his story about life without a dad, the superpowers of his mom (his magician superhero), and the kinds of thinking you have to “put away” when growing up.  Listen to his moving…

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