Wise Words Wednesday: Anderson

“Our society has tried to make death invisible, thinking that if we ignore it long enough it will go away. Often we as family and loved ones are so afraid of death that even mentioning the word to terminal patients is taboo. We think the dying are oblivious to what is happening to them. Sadly,Continue reading “Wise Words Wednesday: Anderson”

Wise Words Wednesday: Doughty

Early in my journey toward becoming a death doula, I came across the book Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty. Doughty is a founder of Order of the Good Death and a tireless advocate for death positivity and education. This book talks about her time as a brand new employee in a crematoryContinue reading “Wise Words Wednesday: Doughty”

Media Monday: Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman died this weekend. He was 43 and died of colon cancer. His diagnosis was kept confidential between his closest family and friends, meaning he showed incredible determination and strength working to make moving art with pain and grace. This article in the USA Today is a timely reminder about the uptick of colonContinue reading “Media Monday: Chadwick Boseman”

Media Monday: Last responders in Vanity Fair

For Media Monday: A friend shared this article last week, and I’m not sure how I missed it earlier. Mass death and the effects it has on last responders is an issue I’ve long been interested in. This article mentions 9/11 because it is focused on New York during the height of the pandemic, butContinue reading “Media Monday: Last responders in Vanity Fair”