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Lily Myers Kaplan, founder/director

of Spirit of Resh Foundation

has penned these essays,

reflecting on death, loss and navigating the

coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

We hope you find her stories and ideas enriching...

Befriending Death, Loss & Uncertainty

A Loss to Legacy Map for

Navigating the Coronavirus

In Befriending Death & Uncertainty, Lily suggests that we use our time of sheltering-in-place as a retreat, re-assessment, and initiation.

What my Sister's Death Taught me About

Navigating the Coronavirus

In What My Sister's Death Taught Me About Navigating The Coronavirus, Lily reflects on

lessons learned through her sister's illness and untimely death, weaving them into an inspirational guide for grappling with the loss of normalcy.

First Burial at The Forest

In First Burial at The Forest Spirit of Resh Foundation Board Member, Mary Ann Perry, shares her story of the first burial in Oregon's first dedicated, and newly opened,

The Forest Conservation Burial Grounds.


As sexton of this pristine natural burial ground, Mary Ann shares the beauty and serenity of the process along with the combined simplicity, complexity, and logistics of such a burial.

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