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Dying & Death Talk

Looking at dying and death for what it is: a part of life.

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Lisa Caraway Oliver, EdD

Just one individual who is trying to get more people to discuss a natural process and event that will happen to everyone: DYING and DEATH.

The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death

Courtesy of Ted.com | by Stephen Cave | Originally published 07.2013 | Originally Published 09.09.2017 https://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_cave_the_4_stories_we_tell_ourselves_about_death?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

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Different cultural beliefs at time of death

Courtesy of AMemoryTree.com | Posted 10.13.2019Different cultural beliefs at time of deathLiving in a society represented by many cultures and religious beliefs means that memorable events can be celebrated differently. In this section we look at the different religious beliefs surrounding death & dying and... Continue Reading →

A new documentary shows how attitudes to death are changing in America

Courtesy of TheEconomist.com |by E.H | Originally published 08.14.2019 | Posted 10.08.2019 "Alternate Endings" by HBO Increasingly, people do not want conventional funerals. More want a say in how they will die and are remembered LESS THAN ten minutes into... Continue Reading →

“I refuse to have a terrible death”: the rise of the death wellness movement

Courtesy of FastCompany.com | By Rina Raphel | Photos: ElenaMedvedeva/iStock (flowers), YNM/iStock (headstone)] | Orignally Published 05.07.2019 | Posted 10.02.2019 “Death doulas,” dinner parties, and conversation-starters all have the same goal: to help Americans emotionally embrace their own mortality. Dying... Continue Reading →

Nora McInermy: We don’t “move on” from grief, we move forward with it.

Courtesy of TED.com | By Nora McInermy |November 2018 | Posted 09.29.2019 In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that... Continue Reading →

A Good Death: An Interview with Stephen Jenkinson

Courtesy of DailyGood.org | By Leslee Goodman | Originally published by MoonMagazine 04.26.2019 | Posted 09.24.2019 For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. --Kahlil Gibran With a master’s degree in theology from Harvard... Continue Reading →

‘The pastor said we killed my friend because we were all sinners’: People reveal the most inappropriate and awkward things they’ve experienced at FUNERALS

Courtesy of The Daily Mail | By Shirley Donlon | Photo by Shutterstock /Syd Productions |Originally Published 03.07.2019 | Posted 09.20.2019 The conversation began in a Reddit thread, which has since gone viralUser Thedonutgirl began the conversation, as she asked... Continue Reading →

The funeral as we know it is becoming a relic — just in time for a death boom

Courtesy of TheWashingtonPost.com | By Karen Heller| Photo by Spike Mattford | Originally Posted 04.15.2019 | Published 09.17.2019 Dayna West knows how to throw a fabulous memorial shindig. She hired Los Angeles celebration-of-life planner Alison Bossert — yes, those now... Continue Reading →

Sacred Cat Rug

Courtesy of AtlasObscura.com | Published 09.14.2019 Possibly the world's oldest rug, this Egyptian relic is woven entirely from ancient cat hair and once carried a mummified human foot.  Of all the oddities in St. Augustine, Florida, the Moorish, Alhambra Palace-inspired Villa Zorayda... Continue Reading →

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