Way back in September, I wrote a post about vanitas art. At the end, I promised a post on one particular theme in vanitas art, which is a favorite: bubbles. I mean, who doesn’t love bubbles. But, what do these soapy, opalescent orbs have to do with death? Quite simply, there is probably no objectContinue reading “Thanatology Thursday: BUBBLES!!”
We are stardust. Something of everything remains.
Tomorrow is designated as Talk About It Day here in the US. It’s a day designated to remind us all of the importance of mental health and to remove the stigma of seeking help for our mental wellness. Good mental health, our peace of mind, is a huge part of living a more fulfilling lifeContinue reading “What Are You Afraid Of?”
In the UK an organization called Time to Change began recognition of this day as Time to Talk Day. Here in the US, it is observed on Saturday, February 6. It is observed to help bring awareness of the stigma mental illness has among the public and to help remove that stigma by encouraging usContinue reading “Time to Talk”
Lots of feelings and grief have been nudging, bumping and sneaking around me this month. My dad is moving and our relationship has changed dramatically in the past several months. Losing a powerful force like my mom left a empty place in our family that changed all our relationships and dynamics. You end up grievingContinue reading “Old photos and new grief”
Thought I’d share some historical and cultural concepts of death and dying from time to time. Starting with this definition from Britannica: “Thanatology: the description or study of death and dying and the psychological mechanisms of dealing with them. Thanatology is concerned with the notion of death as popularly perceived and especially with the reactionsContinue reading “Thanatology Thursday”
Kalanithi beautifully encapsulates the duty of end of life doulas and others in death care in this quote, which is one of my favorites. I highly recommend this book for anyone, but especially for those who know and love someone who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition. It is such a beautiful look insideContinue reading “Wise Words Wednesday: Kalanithi”
I believe our lives are enriched and improved by bringing death, death care, grief and healing back to our communities. I want my community to tell me what it needs.