Raising awareness about death

Time to Pause: A Special 3 part podcast looking at innovative leadership in the end-of-life-space Part 2- Nefertiti Moor, Dearly Bereaved, End-of-Life Support

When Nefertiti Moor first began her work in death care, she had originally planned to focus on being a Death Doula. But within her community she saw a need for so much more. It was because of this need that Nefertiti founded Dearly Bereaved, where she can help people in many aspects, from green burial support, grief support and home funeral guiding. In doing so, she has been able to revisit ancient customs and traditions of her ancestors and bring them to life in a modern world. You can find Nefertiti at https://www.dearlybereaved.net/ or https://www.timetopause.org/

Study finds Near-death experiences tied to brain activity after death

“Absence of record doesn’t mean there’s an absence of consciousness…Ultimately, what we’re saying is, ‘This is the great unknown. We’re in uncharted territory.’ And the key thing is that these are not hallucinations. These are a real experience that emerges with death.” Dr. Sam Parnia Dr. Sam Parnia is the senior author of a new … Read more

End of Life Tips by Gabrielle Elise Jimenez

  As a a hospice nurse, end-of-life-doula, and a conscious dying educator,  Gabrielle Elise Jimenez has compiled  tips that she feels would be most helpful for anyone to have. “I have two goals with this book; one is that you will feel less fear and uncertainty after reading it, and the other is that you … Read more

The Death Doula’s Guide to Living Fully and Dying Prepared

The author of Cultivating the Doula Heart and Map of Memory Lane, Francesca Arnoldy, has been a community doula & death literacy advocate for many years. And with that experience, she has created a comprehensive workbook that breaks down a complex and often overwhelming topic into manageable tasks. The Death Doula’s Guide to Living Fully … Read more

Executor Help: How to Settle An Estate by David E. Edey

Our reluctance to talk about the inevitable can only cause a lot of problems after we’ve gone. As a certified executor, David Edey has witnessed first hand, how families can become divided when it comes to sorting out what is left behind. In his personal life, he dealt with this in his own family and … Read more

WYD Podcast With Emily Reiner: A conversation with the other family doctor

Our animal companions mean the world to us. They are part of our family and our support system. Letting them go is never easy, but it is necessary.
Veterinarian Dr. Emily Reiner knows that compassion for pets at their end of life is crucial, for them and for their humans. She operates Forever Loved, a vet service that focuses on end-of-life care and euthanasia. For Dr Reiner, it is an honour to help animals at the end of their journey, and to ensure that their end is peaceful and in their own homes.

Grieving While Estranged

“It’s simply not true that blood is the ultimate bond; some families have become so damaged by trauma that time together is harmful for all involved.”   Those who have experienced lifelong estrangements know there is no “Hollywood ending”; fractured relationships can’t be magically “fixed” at the end of life. But there can be profound … Read more

Messages on the Wind

Telephone of the Wind by Alexander McBride Wilson

It started with Itaru Sasaki in Otsuchi, Japan. Devastated by the loss of his cousin and a strong desire to talk with him once again, a thought stirred in his mind. Just pick up the phone. Symbolically, Saski constructed a telephone booth in his garden. The phone booth housed a disconnected rotary phone that is … Read more

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