Grief Recovery Method (GRM) Specialist Julie Blitzer and Westport's Poet Laureate Diane Lowman will facilitate a program and workshop to explore how being in touch with mortality increases vitality. Through writing and mindfulness exercises, participants will address the four aspects of the human experience--mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual--as a vehicle to understand a life-affirming perspective about death.
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Julie Blitzer is a Grief Recovery Method Specialist, mom, and community builder. She founded Authentic Matters to offer self development programs and movement and meditation classes in her local community. She thrives on being a resource to help individuals progress along their personal journey, and relies on movement, writing, and being in nature to resource herself. Julie has formal education/training from Columbia University (Master of Public Administration), The Grief Recovery Institute, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (JourneyDance), and Jon Kabat Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. One of her newest and greatest teachers, however, is her family's dog.
Diane Lowman is Westport, Connecticut's first poet laureate. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine; Brain, Child; Brevity Blog; and When Women Waken. She writes a weekly column called Everything’s an Essay. In addition to essays, she has written a memoir called Nothing But Blue, which was published in November 2018. Shortly thereafter, she received her M.A. in Shakespeare Studies from the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute. Diane is also a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher as well as a Reiki Master.