Our culture peppers us with messages of joy during the holidays. But not everyone is up and cheery. For those dealing with loss, trauma, or uncertainly, the holidays can be especially hard.
This workshop is a safe space of acknowledgment and acceptance. Our time together will include candle lighting, meditation, and conversation.
Whether you are missing time with family and friends, mourning the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce, coping with a job loss, living with illness or trauma, or experiencing any number of other difficult situations, it's not unusual to feel down this time of year.
In the words of Soren Kierkegaard, “The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you'll never have.” The loss of the future we imagined can be a particularly painful realization during the holidays.
Whether you embrace the religious or cultural aspects of the holiday season (or both) you are welcome. People of all secular or spiritual worldviews are invited to attend.
Registration cost supports the work of Rites of Passage, LLC.
We have a sliding scale of $8, $12, or $16. Our basic fee is $12. Pay less as necessary or more if you want 😊 (No refunds.)
(The Zoom link will be e-mailed to you after you register.)
Please contact Kristabeth Atwood at [email protected] with any questions.
**Kristabeth Atwood, M.Div is a Pastor for People Who Don't Do Church and the founder of Rites of Passage, LLC. Through Rites of Passage, Kristabeth brings her pastor's heart to help people through the spiritual, emotional, and practical aspects of change by offering:
– care for those facing life's changes,
– education on the transformative power of change,
– support for exploring life's big questions, and
– personalized rituals to mark life’s transitions.
Kristabeth holds space for people to connect with themselves, those around them, and with the sacred, whatever that means to them. She feels privileged to help people honor and mark the meaningful moments that encompass all the seasons of life – from birth to death.**