Greener Pastures

Families can participate in every aspect of natural services: They can carry their loved one to the grave, help place them inside, and fill the grave with soil. The intimacy of this process evokes raw emotion, and that’s cathartic. Afterward, people look changed.

In the natural-burial world, we can also mix cremated remains with soil and plant a tree. Or incorporate them into a structure called a reef ball, which is placed on the ocean floor, where it becomes a home for coral and sea creatures. What impacts me most is showing families that embalming fluids and concrete vaults and steel caskets aren’t necessary: You come from the earth, you go back to the earth. And maybe become part of something larger. —Ed Bixby, owner of the Steelmantown Cemetery Company

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Happiness

Remember happiness in life isn’t about everything going perfectly, it’s about living each day in line with who you are and what you want. 

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Learn from Your Fear

I realized that the only way forward — the only way to create change — is to allow and accept a part of the growth process that is intensely uncomfortable. Instead of trying to ignore my feelings of fear, I started paying attention to them. When I noticed my own self-sabotaging thoughts, I’d work to replace them with more encouraging ones. I began taking notes of each little success I was creating and giving myself permission to celebrate every one. When I failed (and it still happens today), it allowed me to switch my mindset from ‘I failed’ to ‘I learned something that will help me be better next time.’ I built tolerance for uncomfortable moments — and that’s necessary to become an entrepreneur.” — Sara Kimelman

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Trauma

Where are you on your Trauma-Informed Journey?

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Give It to God

As a teenager, when I became overwhelmed by enormous challenges or high-stakes decisions, my mother taught me the merits of putting pen to paper to gain perspective. When I was uncertain whether to take specific classes or which job to pursue, or how to cope with the frightening realities of adulthood, I learned her habit of writing out the basic facts and the possible courses of action with their likely outcomes. After pouring my heart onto the page, I was able to step back from the problem and view it more objectively than my emotions allowed. Just as recording my thoughts on paper offered me fresh perspective, pouring my heart out to God in prayer helps us gain His perspective and remind us of His power.

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