In this the 80th year of my life I am thrilled to be alive, and excited to be open hearted, to be learning so many new things about our Universe and all that is sacred within it. My life's work has been in the area of grief and loss. I was the Bereavement Coordinator at HospiceCare and later began The Center For Life & Loss Integration, a Grief Counseling Center in Madison, Wisconsin, at an exquisitely beautiful setting on Lake Monona. My vocation there for the past 38 years has been a most profound gift to me. My family, though, is my greatest gift and the deepest source of gratitude in my life. I am delighted to be entering into this new spirit-filled time of what Mathew Fox calls. "Re-Firement".