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Cathy Brooks Edwards; Heartspace: Real Life Stories on Death and Dying

Saturday, January 25   |   11:00 am

Heartspace: Real Life Stories on Death and Dying is an anthology of personal stories about grief, loss and love in death and dying. Stories include tending to the loss of a child, a spouse, a parent, a friend and a beloved. These accounts demonstrate the strength of community, the importance of ritual, and the resilience of the human spirit. Heartspace challenges us to shift the paradigm of death and dying in our culture by being vulnerable in telling our stories and sitting in witness.

You will identify with their moments of insight, sorrow, humor, despair, regret, hope, synchronicity, and new beginnings. The stories will raise angel bumps on your arms as you read and re-read them. You’ll recall those you’ve lost already, and prepare for those yet to go. You’ll find yourself reminded that we are not alone in what we feel; and, that dying times give us the most extraordinary gift, an awakening and deepened appreciation of life. 

Heartspace challenges us to shift the paradigm of death and dying in our culture, to dare to be vulnerable, to share our stories and sit in witness of them.

Cathy Brooks Edwards lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina,where she weaves together her love of family and friends, with the power and generosity of community. 

In 2018, with support from the Fenwick Foundation, Sparkroot Farm, and Abundance NC, Cathy founded heart2heart, a non- profit, to offer holistic services for living and dying.

All proceeds support heart2heart’s mission. This event will feature many of the contributors to this collection.