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ALUMNI HAPPY HOUR
June 9, 2023 - ONLINE
5:00 - 7:00 pm PST (8:00 - 10:00 pm EST)
Intention: Highlight the positive and lighter benefits of taking the class and foster the growth of an on-going community of alumni.
Pre-Event: We invite you to send our BD team, Eileen Spillane, Kevin Watt and Leigh Ann Mertens a short offering to share with the group that has reinforced or celebrated something you learned/loved about their time in Befriending Death. This can be a picture, music, a poem/reading, a book, a movie, a website, etc. Attendees are encouraged to join in comfortable clothes with their favorite beverage and snacks.
If you are interested in joining, please RSVP to the email addresses below, with your name and your short offering to share with the group.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Leigh Ann Merten)
email@example.com (Kevin Watt)
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
- Mary Oliver
"My sister and I decided to do Eileen’s Befriending Death class as we both recognized that we have aging family members and felt emotionally ill equip to face inevitable deaths in the future. While the class gave us wonderful tools and practice in thinking about and facing mortality - how to prepare for parents getting older, having hard conversations about dying, and accepting death as a part of life - what I found most valuable in my processing throughout the whole class was a new perspective on how to be better at living."