Growing in Spirit, Living with Compassion, Inspired to Serve
Sunday, May 23, 10:30am
Practicing Grief: Lessons for Everyday Life
Asha Philar, homilist
Fran Pardee, worship associate
With so much hardship around us, it is more important than ever to cultivate the active practice of grieving – finding simple ways to validate and carry our feelings of loss and sadness. Asha will share some key lessons she has learned, and skills she has developed through experiences of grief and loss, from the profound and philosophical to the silly and surprising.
Asha Philar is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who lives in Kitchener, Ontario and works in social services, managing community support programs for families and individuals. During the pandemic, she is finding solace in cooking, gardening, playing piano and trying to make meaning out of this strange time.
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