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Home Funeral Guides Embrace the Dead on Dia de los Muertos

Guest post by Kateyanne Unullisi   Why would women who work with the dead celebrate death? Home funeral guides Sara Williams and Jessica Caldwell show up to help families and friends care for someone after death, at home. They encourage families to tend with their hands to the final needs of the dead – how it used to be. They believe that death, something most of us hate to contemplate, holds the key to celebrating life. And from opposite sides…

  • October 4, 2016
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

“I won’t hit you”

This evening, my 3 and-a-half year old son pretended to read. He used his finger to follow the shapes of words moving slowly from left to right. I watched him turn a framed poem by Khalil Gibran into a window wherein I could view his evolving and unfolding consciousness. “Look Mama, Daddy wrote me a letter!” He smiled and began reading. “Dear Taber, thank you for this day… ” The beginning sounded like the prayers we say at meal time and…

  • August 4, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Joseph Campbell, Love, and “Follow Your Bliss”

I delivered this sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, July 27th. Note that the myth of Cupid and Psyche was shared with the congregation earlier in the service.  I build upon this myth as I reflect upon human love. ____ In the story of Psyche, our protagonist sets out to find her lover despite tremendous odds. The search for a beloved is a reoccurring theme found in mythologies worldwide. It is also a reoccurring theme…

  • January 28, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Toddler Time at the Nature Center

In 1916, the wild Cypress Creek wetlands of Coconut Creek, Florida were drained. This morning, I drive to Fern Forest Nature Center to visit the 247 acres of what remains. I want my 22-month-old son and to see our south Florida homeland untouched by housing developments, strip malls, and busy roadways. I park and help my little one out of the car seat. He wants to bring his “truck book” along. So, I tuck it in my backpack knowing that…

  • December 3, 2014
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Pristine, Wondrous Happiness

Originally published in Holistic Parenting Magazine My husband stands next to me in the kitchen of our humble south Florida home. Nearby, our 27-month-old son Taber plays with yellow construction trucks. I breathe in the beauty of daily things and begin to clean up after dinner. “Dada look! Crane truck!” Taber shouts. “Yes, look at that crane truck,” my husband responds kindly. Then he sighs. I can tell he’s not fully present. Tired from a day of dealing with administrative…

  • December 1, 2014
  • By Amy Wright Glenn