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Your Broken-Open Heart: Bereaved Mother’s Day Gathering

with Mirabai Starr, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, and Claudia Love Mair

A conversation between three bereaved mothers who write their way though the wild landscape of loss, in support of bereaved parents and people whose mothers have died.

Are you missing a child who has died?  A mother who is gone? Perhaps you find the sentimentality and commercialism of the holiday annoying at best, even infuriating. Maybe this season of Mother’s Day is a painful trigger for you, leaving you feeling isolated and out-of-step. You are not alone.

Reading writers who have navigated this terrain and writing our own way through the wild landscape of loss can be a potent balm for our hearts, and a beckoning into a wider space of love.

We are preparing a safe and nourishing space for your broken-open heart on this Bereaved Mother’s Day.

This gathering is for you if you are…

-Missing a child who has died (or is estranged)

-Missing a mother who has died (or is estranged)

-Feeling alienated from the rest of society as they celebrate Mothers Day

-A sense that you are doing something wrong to be sad at a time of celebration

-Wondering if you’re ever going to “get over” your loss

Come take refuge with us.

By the end of this gathering you will…

-Feel closer to your loved ones who have died.

-Experience and embrace grief as a spiritual path.

-Generate ideas and prompts to transform your personal story of loss into a polished and universally accessible piece of writing.

-Integrate your shattering loss into the full tapestry of your life.

 -Encounter writers who have woven meaning from their own losses.

registration opens April 15. More info then. Save the date.


May 05 2024


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Phoenix
  • Date: May 05 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am




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