October 12, 2012

Rituals For Grief: Temples, Therapy, and Travel, Part 1

People grieve in different ways and for different lengths of time.   It’s important to express one’s emotions surrounding loss and there are different ways to do so.   Ceremony and rituals can help people find closure, can aid in expressing grief, can help find meaning and help mark the transition of […]
October 11, 2012

Touched by God: A Journey Through Death and an Affirmation of Life

Today marks seven weeks since dad passed away.  Not a day goes by without him coming to mind for one reason or another. Over the last two weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to re-tell my ‘dad’ story to two people.  Each time I tell of the events that happened, I […]
September 23, 2012

Art as Therapy

Thursday marked the one month anniversary of dad’s passing. Not a day has gone by without my thinking about him at least once, often more.   The reality of his death usually hits me during the dark hours of the night, when my brain and body are less consumed by the […]
September 3, 2012

A Tribute To Dad

A Tribute to Dad Eulogy by Joy Guidi Wygant, Aug, 30, 2012  As you just heard from Kathy, Dad gave us many gifts throughout our lives.  I’d like to talk more about the gifts we experienced with Dad in the final months and weeks of his life. Our whole family […]