Author Archives: Singing Luna

How to Help Someone in Mourning

Originally posted on Kirschner's Korner:
When a friend or family member loses a loved one, the tragedy presents a powerful opportunity for you to serve as an important source of emotional support. But what exactly should you do? Should…

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Knowing the Way (an original song by Jazelle)

Knowing the Way (Music & Lyrics copyright©2004 Jazelle Lieske*) Let your heart guide you For your soul knows the way Though your feet may stumble and falter Your spirit will show you the way. Let your intuition guide you And you … Continue reading

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Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes

I arrive at the Chapel of the Chimes just as the sun is beginning to set across the bay over the city of San Francisco. Stepping inside the wooden entry doors my footsteps echo on the marble steps leading me upward … Continue reading

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After the End…There is Hope

In the newly released documentary film “After the End- A Journey Through Loss to Hope”(2013), director Andrew Morgan and producer Michael Ross embark on a journey that will take them across the country interviewing those who have lost loved ones. They … Continue reading

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Memorial Quilts: A Patchwork of Memories

A few years ago I was invited to be present at the hospital for a friend’s passing. As I sat with his family in the final hours a hospice nurse arrived with a beautiful handmade quilt. She explained to us … Continue reading

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Light a Candle of Love

On December 14th, Pleasant Hills Memorial Park in Sebastopol, California will be illuminated by the light of 4,800 candles. Volunteers begin at 8am preparing, setting-up and lighting luminaria (paper bags filled with sand and a candle). By sunset each grave … Continue reading

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Death on the Table: Creative Conversation about the “D” Word

I attended my first “Death Cafe” last week. These are conversational meetings which are growing in popularity internationally. The “Death Cafe” started in England in 2011 with the idea that by talking about death one can make better choices for … Continue reading

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