Ash to Ash, Dust to Dust

Greet Grief

I have a dear friend who is a loving, generous women who is not affiliated with any religious community but whom I describe as a spiritual being. Then again, all of us are comprised of a physical, emotional and spiritual dimension, aren’t we?

Yesterday on Facebook as people shared their Fat Tuesday indulgences leading up to Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent, my friend made a few interesting comments.

She said she has never participated in Lent and she questions the need for a specific timeframe in which onegives something up. She then asked the question, “Shouldn’t it be a regular activity in one’s life – letting go of habits and attitudes that are no longer fitting?”

My friend went on to say that many people focus on giving up chocolate for instance but what about giving up really important things like the need to label things good…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, CT, MA

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007) Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontology Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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