For Paul – 2 Weeks Later

By Constance Miles, 11/23/20 You say the grief isn’t like a hurricane any more, with torrents of tears shed continuously. It’s still there, and you have your moments, but slowly, ever so slowly, you’re coming to accept that Tymon is gone. It’s not so debilitating. It’s slow, this grief, like slogging through quicksand, motivation and …

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For Paul

By Constance Miles, 11/18/20 Regrets bow head, heave shoulders. Tymon is gone. No more will you see, hear or smell him. No more will you wrap your arms around him, holding him close to your chest. Your animal body is stricken to its core. Tymon’s body is gone and you never got to say goodbye. …

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Death Is a Great Teacher; Final Passages’ First 25 Years

Leslie Whiting interviews Jerrigrace Lyons, Founder of Final Passages and the first pioneer in the home funeral guidance movement Introduction Jerrigrace Lyons founded Final Passages on Dec. 10th, 1995, some 25 years ago as a nonprofit Institute dedicated to “Conscious Dying, Home Funeral and Green Burial Education.”  Now we celebrate a quarter-of-a-Century of education and …

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Bill

By Constance Miles, 11/29/20 Bill’s daughter speaks of his trauma. She tells me his mother had severe postpartum depression after he was born. She was sent to a sanatorium, subjected to shock treatments- Mama – baby bonding interrupted, he was sent to live with an aunt. A year later, returning to his mother, he saw …

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