This quote from Poe goes right along with our thoughts from yesterday. What is death? What is life? What does it mean to be alive?
How do you define Death? And on the flipside, how do you define Life? What does it mean to be alive?
This quote made me think of an interview I saw this week with documentary film maker, Ken Burns, about the death of his mother when he was a child and the connection of that grief to his work. “The half-life of grief is endless. But it has also been hugely productive. … I didn’t wantContinue reading “Wise Words Wednesday”
Taylor’s suicide changed Genevera’s life in innumerable ways. “It changed everything about who I am, what my priorities are, who I want to be.”
“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”
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”
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”
Talk About It Tuesdays will provide a safe space to talk about matters related to death, dying, doulas, hospice, living well, holistic care or anything that pertains to death and dying and grief. While it has long been proven that planning and preparing for death leads to a more peaceful and “good” death, talking aboutContinue reading “Talk About It Tuesday in Two Weeks”
Talk About It Tuesday with The Death Deck offers a fun way to get your friends, family and group to think/talk about death. What would your answer be? How about your partner, sibling, friend? Do you know what their answer would be? Ask them and share your answers. You can join the conversation next TalkContinue reading “Talking About Death with The Death Deck”