8 Ways to Be There

Teacher, writer and coach, Heather Plett found herself in the role of student when her mom was dying and her family brought her home to do so.

Tell Him It’s OK to Go

While Vikki Kelleher was saying good-bye to her dad as he died in hospital, she found remarkable moments with her family when even humour and laughter bubbled up. You won’t think of cinnamon the same way again.

 

20-Somethings Think About Death, Too

Given her willingness to talk about any topic, it’s perhaps no surprise that writer and TV star Lena Dunham experiences more flashes of what she calls “mortality awareness” than the average 20-something. But thoughts of death are not reserved for the aged.

When Death Is Not Separate

Through Swazey’s research we get a tour of Tana Toraja, Indonesia, where people experience death “not as a singular event, but as a gradual social process.”

AND…Here is an interesting “culture graph” video showing a timeline of how a diverse selection of religions ceremonially acknowledge the dead:

Funerary Rituals from Latent Productions + DeathLab on Vimeo.