Passed and Present
Passed and Present is the first “how-to” book for remembering loved ones, offering 85 inspiring and uplifting ways to celebrate the family and friends you never want to forget.
Creative and empowering, this much-needed, easy-to-use roadmap delivers a powerful and unexpected benefit: it can make you happier. The more we incorporate memories into our year-round lives — the more we can embrace the people who have passed, and all that’s good and fulfilling in our present.
Chapter topics include:
Repurpose With Purpose: Ideas for transforming objects and heirlooms. Discover ways to reimagine photographs, jewelry, clothing, letters, recipes — virtually any inherited item or memento.
Use Technology: Strategies for your daily, digital life. Opportunities for using computers, scanners, printers, apps, mobile devices, and websites.
Not Just Holidays: Tips for remembrance any time of year, day or night, whenever you feel that pull — be it a loved one’s birthday, an anniversary, or just a moment when a memory catches you by surprise.
Monthly Guide: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and other special times of year present unique challenges and opportunities. This chapter provides exciting ideas for making the most of them while keeping your loved one’s memory alive.
Places to Go: Destinations around the world where reflecting and honoring loved ones is a communal activity. This concept is called Commemorative Travel. Also included are suggestions for incorporating aspects of these foreign traditions into your practices near or at home.