THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK
I’ve been working with the Jung Center of Houston on our upcoming event, “Living Memories: Grief Rituals Around the World,” that will be on Wednesday, October 30, 6-8pm. It was inspired by my own grief about losing my mom this year (see more below) - and as I love to do, I felt compelled to research resources in Houston that I could share with you and others. Bo’s Place is the first organization people mentioned to me as a place to go for support in many ways - learn more about them in this week’s VIDEO PICK. And there are several grief groups in Houston - click here for a terrific round-up of all kinds, from pet loss to infertility and much more.
Chapelwood UMC has a lovely grief support group on 1st and 3rd Mondays. The Hope and Healing Center & Institute hosts a grief group on 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings. Houston Hospice has grief groups on 1st and 3rd Monday evenings and 2nd and 4th Tuesdays during the day. And Memorial Hermann Memorial City offers a grief support group on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (the next one will be next Tuesday, October 22).
I found a little book at Body Mind & Soul the other day -- Grief...reminders for healing - and it had so many wise words in just a few pages. As author Gale Massey wrote “The remedies for grief are time, courage, and love...all applied with tenderness.” I love that, it’s so true! I hope that you can join us on October 30 if you are grieving, or are just curious about grief rituals. We plan for it to be a night of healing...and tenderness.
If you’re looking for a cheerful time in downtown Houston this weekend, check out the pop-up “Optimism Lounges” created by my buddy GONZO247. The funky bright art is part of the Texas Optimism Project,
a sponsored partnership between Texas Monthly and Frost Bank’s “Opt for Optimism” initiative.
Have a great weekend and GO.FIND.FUN. wherever you can!