July 13 2020

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, July 13, 2020

Rituals are important because they help put us back together. The Indo-European roots of the word ritual mean to “fit together.” And the roots of the word bereaved mean “torn apart.” Rituals are about helping us heal, even rituals that can seem sad. I’ve had countless people tell me how comforted they felt after a personalized and meaningful funeral or memorial service.  I’ve also had people share with me how rituals that they do on their own are helpful. Rituals can help turn the ordinary into the sacred – I think many of us can use more of that in our lives.

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