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.
Visions and vivid dreams are end-of-life experiences that are seldom talked about. They often include reunions with deceased loved ones — and can provide dying patients with profound comfort.
In Ghana, Funerals Are A Party.
But My Dad’s Couldn’t Hold My Grief.
From every loss in Amanda Carr’s life has come a deeper understanding of the dying experience and a greater appreciation for life.
Each culture has its own traditions, rituals and ways of expressing grief and mourning.
In the Realm of Death & Dreaming
is now for rent!
In this documentary director Johanna Lunn explores what happens when you die – does consciousness continue or is it lights out?
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about the film!
WYD Podcast in conversation with Death Doula Francesca Arnoldy, the author of Cultivating the Doula Heart: Essentials of Compassionate Care. She is the course developer, facilitator, and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. www.contemplativedoula.com
It’s not unusual to fear death. It is the great unknown, after all. It brings the ultimate sadness and enormous loss. But to carry that fear always, obsessively, makes it a phobia. And that phobia has a name: Thanatophobia.
Join Francesca Arnoldy (Contemplative Doula) and Johanna Lunn (When You Die Project) for a robust discussion about Lunn’s new documentary, including Q&A with end-of-life doulas.
Paul Ollinger didn’t shed a tear when his dad died. Instead, he was flooded with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for his father’s life and the lessons he left behind.
In facing a world pandemic we face our greatest fears: dying alone. Psychologists say that there are two separate concerns.
In her new book, Edwidge Danticat contemplates close encounters with death.
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.