Lily Myers Kaplan
Lily Myers Kaplan is an author, soul-coach, and the founder and executive director of Spirit of Resh Foundation. Resh, as the organization is fondly called, uses story to inspire people to build a relationship with death that informs their lives. As a Hebrew letter, Resh symbolizes a connection between spirit and matter. This is foundational to their work of honoring ancestors and building meaning and purpose from the most challenging life circumstances. Drawing from studies in archetypal psychology, earth-based wisdom cultures, and her experiences as a hospice volunteer manager Lily says that using story as a force for healing in her southern Oregon community is her passion and greatest privilege. Serving Spirit of Resh Foundation and providing one-on-one transformational grief retreats at her twenty-acre Sanctuary at Rainbow Ridge is Lily’s way of honoring Ancestors, sharing wisdom gained through hardship, and helping others find beauty in the midst of their losses.