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The When You Die Project:
Hosting the conversation you've been avoiding.

From existential afterlife questions such as “What happens when you die?” to palliative care and the nuts-and-bolts of green burial, if it has to do with death, we’re talking about it. We believe death awareness brings a happier end to a fuller life.

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Life and Death, Tragedy and Grief in the time of COVID-19

Grief can be an isolating experience, but as the world adapts to life in a pandemic, we are forced to redesign how we grieve as communities in isolation. And when a community is unable to physically come together in tragedy, they find ways to be together, apart.

Features

Barbara Karnes – Hospice Pioneer

“We are grieving so many losses,
and we don’t even realize that we’re grieving.” – Barbara Karnes

In conversation with Johanna Lunn, Barbara Karnes shares insights on self-care, best practices for frontline workers, global grief, and straight talk on end of life care.

Self-care in the Time of COVID-19

With COVID-19 very much a part of our lives, we have collective feelings of being uncomfortable or out of sorts. This feeling can be attributed to a global grief, and the antidote is being tender with ourselves – and others. Stressed out has become the new normal, and, clearly, it’s not healthy.

The official trailer for In the Realm of Death & Dreaming.

In this documentary director Johanna Lunn explores what happens when you die – does consciousness continue or is it lights out?

Stories

Fear of dying alone

Fear of Dying Alone

In facing a world pandemic we face our greatest fears: dying alone. Psychologists say that there are two separate concerns.

Good Ground Great Beyond

Good Ground Great Beyond

Angela Lutzenberger, founder of the Maine non-profit, Good Ground Great Beyond, speaks about her vision for creating alternative, after death care options, including open air cremation, for the people of Maine.

Image from when you die documentary

The When You Die Project: Hosting the  conversation you’ve been avoiding. 

From existential afterlife questions to palliative care and the nuts-and-bolts of green burial, if it has to do with death, we’re talking about it. We believe death awareness brings a happier end to a fuller life. 

WhenYouDie.org is where you’ll find clips from our upcoming documentary about death along with stories around death that inspire us, intrigue us, and help further a healthy discussion about death in our culture.

We don’t endorse every point of view in these stories but respect them and offer them up in the spirit of reclaiming death as a rich, challenging, rewarding, exhausting, heartbreaking, heart-filling, integral part of our human journey.

Share your story about death through images, text, audio or video 

Through personal stories and professional insight When You Die will make the case for taking death from the margins of society, and restoring it to it’s rightful place along side birth. You can contribute, too. What’s your death story?

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