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Remembering Baby Burton

Baby Burton died a year ago. Kateyanne Unullisi, a home funeral guide and funeral celebrant, tells the story of how his parents chose to use ceremony before and after his death, and to care for their son after he died, in their home.

A Day with Your Dead

Together at the edge of a sacred woods, in a beautiful barn loft above healing horses, we will connect deeply to our Ancestral Guides with deep journeying, art, and ceremony.

Being Held

May all of us find the courage to ask for help today. And help us to open in kindness to those who ask, or who are unable to ask. Perhaps the shortest and most powerful prayer in human language is help. Father Thomas Keating From August 15 entry in Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening  Continue Reading »

A Modern Home Funeral vs. a Traditional Funeral Home

Two men, one of them my husband, died at the same time in an accident. One was buried and all arrangements handled by a solid, decent, typical local funeral home. The other man was cremated in a simple cremation using greener approaches, after a family-directed funeral. This is one reason why I am passionate about a family’s choice to keep their loved one at home after a death, if that is right for them.