Dinner Partier Manifesto


Just the words

We are Dinner Partiers.

We know what it is to lose a loved one, and we’re not afraid to talk about it.

We hold the following truths to be self-evident:

Life after loss is different than life before, grief isn’t linear, and moving forward is not the same as moving on.

There is no roadmap and no gameplan. You’re your own best expert.

The journey is yours alone, but you are not alone in journeying.

You've got this.

The commitments we make to each other are simple:

We will abstain from bullshit.

No whitewashing loss. No standing on platitudes. No pitying.

We will speak our own truth.

And listen deeply, openly, thoughtfully as others speak theirs.

We believe in thriving, not just surviving.

We will not avoid the pain, but we will also actively seek out the joy.

We will see each other through our worst days, and use them to create our best days.

We’ll take damn good care of ourselves and of each other.

We will: Eat well / Be well / Live well / Love well.

Look around the table and pull up a chair.