“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass;
it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, I’m internalizing some hearty lessons about loss, gratitude, resilience and transcendence.
The chasm between the nightly news and my own life closed the night that Hurricane Maria destroyed the town where my colleagues, Natural Awakenings Puerto Rico publishers Luis Mendez and Waleska Sallaberry, have built a vibrant, thriving holistic health community over the past 15 years.
The Richboro Heal Your Heart from Loss organization will provide two forums in April to facilitate healing conversations among those suffering from the loss of a loved one. The forums will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 6 and April 20, at the Free Library of Northampton Township, in Richboro.
Organizer Donna Glatz’s husband, Bill Glatz, was tragically murdered during an attempted armed robbery of the family’s jewelry store on Rising Sun Avenue in 2010. Through the grieving process that followed his passing, Glatz discovered that her beloved was still with her in many ways, and through that connection, she found the power to heal herself and others.
“I want to provide a safe space to tell my story, and for me to hear others’ stories. This is that space, and I look forward to meeting those who plan to attend,” shares Glatz.
Location: 25 Upper Holland Rd., Richboro. Free Library of Northampton Township provides location, but not sponsorship, of this event. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates and times will be posted in the Natural Awakenings calendar each month.