Green Burials

This morning, I participated in an online seminar concerning topics that End-of-Life Doulas may discuss with their clients, and “green burials” came up. With so many industries turning their focus to doing business without doing harm, primarily to the environment, it’s no surprise that “going green” upon death would find its way into conversations aboutContinue reading “Green Burials”

“It” is Hard to Think About, but . . .

It is necessary to meditate early, and often, on the art of dying to succeed later in doing it properly just once. Umberto Eco Imagine spending dedicated time actually meditating–both early and often–on the act of dying? That notion, on its face, seems like an exercise in fear and pessimism. Why would anyone take momentsContinue reading ““It” is Hard to Think About, but . . .”

It’s Never Too Late to Start

Analysis of death is not for the sake of becoming fearful but to appreciate this precious lifetime. ~ Dalia Lama As an End-of-Life Doula, this quote encapsulates a lot of the work that I do with my clients, the dying. So many people fear the inevitable event of death even when great thinkers and teachersContinue reading “It’s Never Too Late to Start”