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Healing Holidays, Making Your Grief Count

Healing Holidays, Making Your Grief Count

Grief during the holidays is always challenging, and even more so in this past year. This workshop will help identify internal and external resources that contribute to self-compassion and enhance resiliency. It will help families embrace their grief, while strengthening characteristics of resilience. Participants will use the holidays to discover how their loved one can live on into their life story, using this special time to continue to heal.

6-8 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 12
8619 Post Oak Lane

Facilitated by Edwin Sasek, ABODE Co-Founder.
Sponsored by ABODE and Porter Loring Mortuaries & Cremation Services.

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Holiday Luminarias at ABODE

Holiday Luminarias at ABODE

The holiday season is one of the most beautiful times of the year at ABODE. Please join us at our home, 5-7 p.m., 8619 Post Oak Lane, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, for this special year-end celebration featuring the Conroy Christmas Carolers along with Mexican hot chocolate, cider, wines from Judy Tierney of Scout & Cellar and plenty of holiday treats.

We invite you to honor your loved ones with luminarias, too. They’re $30 apiece and will feature your loved ones’ names.

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Big Give 2023

Big Give 2023

Big Give is San Antonio's 24 hours of online giving designed to support nonprofit agencies. We hope you'll choose ABODE! Big Give 2023 will take place Sept. 20-21.
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Printed Newsletters

Media Coverage


One Last Salute Podcast by The World and Everything In It Contributor Todd Vician

The Final Salute by World Magazine Writer Todd Vician and Photographer Billy Calzada

Caring for the Dying with Love and Compassion by San Antonio Express News Columnist Brandon Lingle and Photographer Jerry Lara

Death Anxiety: How Gong and Mindfulness Can Help Ease Your Fear by KSAT-12 Producer Steven Cavazos

ABODE Art Show and Sale, KENS 5 Great Day SA



November 2023: Jibaros Motorcycle Club + Reading of the Names Recap + Healing Holidays + Luminarias + Our Guests, Our Hearts

Dec. 17: Luminarias at ABODE – Honor Your Loved Ones with Love and Light

October 2023: Dia de los Muertos Festivities + Upcoming Programs + Our Guests, Our Hearts

Last Call: ABODE End of Life Doula Certification

You’re Invited: Dia de los Muertos Celebration Brunch, Oct. 28

October at ABODE

September 2023: We Did It! We Surpassed Our Big Give Goal! + Upcoming Programs + Our Guests, Our Hearts

Home Stretch: $7,500 More + $7,500 Match = $60,000 Goal!

Big Give Officially Begins at 6 pm! Thanks to You, We’re Off to a Big Start!

The Big Give is Back, Friends! Site Opens Tomorrow!

Our September/October Contemplative Calendar

Sept. 22-23: ABODE Staff and Volunteer Training

August 2023: September Staff & Volunteer Training + Willow Workshops + Our Guests, Our Hearts

Sept. 13: Caregiver Support Group Begins

Aug. 17: ABODE Academy End of Life Planning: Peace of Mind for Ourselves and Our Loved Ones

July 2023: Beautiful Media Coverage + Next Doula Program + Our Guests, Our Hearts

July 18: Grief Support Group Begins

June 2023: Sound Healing Today + Our 350th Guest + Our Guests, Our Hearts

Summer/Fall Contemplative Calendar at ABODE

May 6-7: ABODE Art Show & Sale

April 2023: Fireside Chat with Peg Armstrong + Spring Art Show + Our Guests, Our Hearts

March 18: Pull Up a Chair Dinner – Green, Natural Burials with Sunny Markham, Countryside Memorial Park

March 2023: TLU Choir Visit + Doula Graduation + Spring Art Show + Our Guests, Our Hearts

ABODE Academy 6: Preparing for Grief, Embracing It and Moving Through It

New Support Group Starts March 22: Caregivers: Are You Taking Care of YOU?

February 2023: Our Guests, Our Valentines – And Lots of Sweet Events Ahead

Interested in Becoming an End of Life Doula? We’ll Show You How

You’re Invited: Aromatherapy for Compassionate Care

January 2023: We’re Entering Our Ninth Year with Hearts Full of Gratitude

ABODE Book Study: When Breath Becomes Air

Your January Contemplative Calendar at ABODE


December 2022: Luminarias Pix + January’s Events + Our Guests, Our Hearts

Dec. 13: Healing Holidays – An Evening with Edwin Sasek

November 2022: Healing Holidays + Luminarias + Our Guests, Our Hearts … We Even Have a Contemplative Drum Circle!

Dec. 11 Luminarias: On Your Loved Ones with Love and Light

October 2022: ABODE Academy 5 + Dia de los Muertos + Our Guests, Our Hearts … and More!

You’re Invited: Dia de los Muertos (Virtual) Celebration Lunch, Oct. 30

Heart-Centered Planning: ABODE Academy 5 Starts Oct. 20

September 2022: We Did It! We Surpassed Our Big Give Goal! + ABODE Academy 5 + Our Gests, Our Hearts

The Big Give is BACK; Site Now Accepting Donations!

New Caregiver Support Group Starts Wednesday, Sept. 14

July 2022: Fully Staffed! ABODE Death Doula Certification & Other New Events + Our Guests, Our Hearts

June 23: An Evening of Remembering and Being Remembered

June 2022: Help Wanted! + Death Cafe + Making Your Grief Count + Our Guests, Our Hearts

It’s Almost Time: May 14 and 15 Spring Art Show and Sale

April 2022: Death & Dying in The Hindu Faith + Contemplative Cornhole + Art Show + Our Guests, Our Hearts

ABODE Academy 4: Starts April 7

March 2022: Bedside Yoga + ABODE Academy + Upcoming Art Show + Our Guests, Our Hearts

Caregivers: Are You Taking Care of YOU? Starts March 30

Life After Loss: Finding Healing and Meaning, March 23

February 2022: Life After Loss, Powerful Tools for Caregivers + Our Guests, Our Hearts

An Evening with Harpist Deborah Marshall, Feb. 10

January 2022: From One Veteran to Another – “I Don’t Know You, But I Love You”

The 5 Invitations: ABODE Book Club Starts Tuesday, Jan. 18