Ceremonies

December 17, 2021
The Need to Remember

The Need to Remember

We have a deep and inherent need to remember. And COVID has taught us, that we also have a deep and inherent need to gather and […]
October 24, 2021
Making Your Own Ofrenda: Remembering Loved Ones at Home

Making Your Own Ofrenda: Remembering Loved Ones at Home

There are so many beautiful, international traditions that can enrich and illuminate our holidays. Día de los Muertos comes on November 1st every year following Halloween. […]
September 9, 2021
Pausing to Remember 9/11 || 20 Years Later

Pausing to Remember 9/11 || 20 Years Later

In the 20 years since 9/11 became a part of all our lives. We have enfolded it into our history, studied and honored it. Many of […]
September 9, 2019
Grief and the Need for Sacred Space

Grief and the Need for Sacred Space

It seems impossible that 9/11 happened to us 18 years ago. EIGHTEEN years. To me, this is proof that time is in fact, not a healer, […]
May 9, 2018
Intentionally Commemorating Mother's Day

Intentionally Commemorating Mother’s Day

Whether this is your first Mother’s Day as a bereaved person or your 50th, Mother’s Day brings all of us pause. As we take time to […]
August 17, 2016
“But

“But, it’s been 10 years …” Grieving a Long Ago Loss

 || This month I am sharing a unique experience I had at a grief workshop where a 10 year old loss came flooding back to me in a […]
September 17, 2015
Seeing is Believing: The Empty Caskets of 9/11

Seeing is Believing: The Empty Caskets of 9/11

There’s the age old phrase, “seeing is believing” and for so many of us, it rings true. At O’Connor we’ve seen families testify to this truth […]
August 21, 2015
A List You Need to Have | Planning Ahead for What You Want

A List You Need to Have | Planning Ahead for What You Want

Ok, have I got a list for you! As you know and perhaps have seen first hand, most families have to make decisions about ceremonies with […]
May 8, 2015
Mother’s Day Without Mom

Mother’s Day Without Mom

Mother’s Day without Mom, it changes everything. What do you do? How do you “celebrate” the day? It is my mom’s first Mother’s Day without her […]