Category: Holly is Not Broken, She is Breaking Through

How Mindfulness Put the “Fun” in Funeral

Yesterday the family of my friend held a celebration of life in her honor. I knew it was approaching. I ran into her son, also my friend, the day before the celebration and he locked eyes with me when he asked “You ARE coming tomorrow, right? I can count on you?” A million thoughts paralyzed my mouth but I saw the look of importance in his eyes and I shook my head “yes”. 

In all honesty I knew I nodded my head in the affirmative but my feet were already moving backwards to decline. I was fully prepared to let that family down. I didn’t like it, but I knew what would happen. 

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Turn, Turn, Turn: The Plight of the Essential Worker at the Turn of the Pandemic

We were pioneers doing street outreach during a pandemic that changed our world for literal years and yet we kept working. It was like walking uphill in wet cement each day, but we kept sailing in uncharted waters. We blazed trails. We created new standards. We gained an education none of us wanted.

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