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Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Visalia

Posted by l_burkart@yahoo.com on June 16, 2019, 9:41 p.m.



With Laurie K. Burkart

July 13, 2019, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Accepts donations

The Center for Spiritual Living is gracious to give this space to the Death Cafe group. The Marjorie Brandon Gallery is a very big part of The Center's space ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe - Visalia

Posted by l_burkart@yahoo.com on June 16, 2019, 8:37 p.m.


This was a beautiful Hygge group with us two veteran cafers, and two other women who find themselves alone after the death of their spouses one by cancer and the other by cardiac arrest. 

Our newcomer had been holding onto our newspaper article in her purse anticipating the event. 

Sharing our experiences with the death stories of our loved ones was beautifully shared in this small group with everyone being heard and appreciated.

One of the take aways from this group is we will talk about our loss for as long as we need to with no judgement or guilt. 

Our next meeting will be held July 13th ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Visalia

Posted by l_burkart@yahoo.com on May 19, 2019, 5:56 p.m.



With Laurie Kathleen

June 15, 2019, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Accepts donations

Great News! Centers for Spiritual Living has graciously scheduled our Death Cafes to the end of the year! If you can't make it one month, KNOW you will have ...



Death Cafe write up: Visalia Death Cafe

Posted by l_burkart@yahoo.com on May 19, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Crystal and I were very pleased to have the Visalia Times Delta Newspaper focus our efforts in their Inspire Section informing the community about our upcoming Death Cafe alongside another article explaining WHAT a Death Cafe is and how it got started--very helpful.

We had SIX new people at this week's cafe, and others who have expressed interest. Our discussion was lively, informative, and at times, tender. I asked permission from one of the ladies to share the following story:

 

Great group of women and men with meaningful and interesting discussion about topics surrounding End-of-Life (EOL). I want to share just one story I thought was touching ...



Death Cafe write up: Visalia Death Cafe

Posted by l_burkart@yahoo.com on May 2, 2019, 11:03 p.m. 1 comment


Good Grief!! I've always liked Charlie Brown;) 

Lately the topic of grief has been surfacing and getting my direct attention. Death Cafes are the perfect place to process grief exploring one's thoughts and feelings with others in a small group. 

For those who are new to Death Cafes, the goal is to provide space not only for our bodies, but our spirits, where topics like grief can be explored with others. Sharing our grief is healthy and normal with the loss of loved ones--pets included. 

Meetings will be held monthly at The Center for Spiritual Living around the corner from Brown's Shoes in beautiful downtown ...



Death Cafe: Visalia Death Cafe

Posted by l_burkart@yahoo.com on April 13, 2019, 10:54 p.m.



With Laurie Kathleen

May 18, 2019, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Accepts donations


Death Cafe write up: Visalia Death Cafe

Posted by l_burkart@yahoo.com on April 13, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Our small group gathered around one table enjoying the peach tea, 5 layer chocolate brownies, and fresh strawberries. The bakery gave permission to use their card for our picture here, and said in the future, they could make skull cookies or a decadente rich chocolate cake! 

Someone brought a book with CDs to share, "Graceful Passages, A Companion for Living and Dying" We will pass it around for the group to enjoy. 

Our conversations varied, but I think the sharing our first experiences with death and how it changed our lives was interesting. Our early losses in childhood left lasting effects on all of us and it was ...



Death Cafe: Visalia Death Cafe

Posted by l_burkart@yahoo.com on March 31, 2019, 9:59 a.m.



With Laurie Kathleen

April 13, 2019, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Accepts donations

I am extremely grateful to have the Centers for Spiritual Living space for this event. I think it is THE perfect place to hold Visalia's Death Cafes. We will ...