6 mn read As some of you will know, I am passionate about death and I continue to enquire and investigate this amazing thing that will happen to each of us.
4 mn read Dr Rachel Clarke is a specialist in palliative medicine. She has often been in the media during the Covid-19 crisis talking clearly about what is needed in terms of provision of PPE, perspectives and compassion.
4 mn read As some of you know, I am deeply interested in death and dying…
4 mn read This was the subject of an article I shared in my Facebook group last year and which generated a large number of comments. It seems there are many different opinions on this subject.
5 mn read The lighting of candles plays a significant part in my daily life. Each morning I stumble out of bed and fire up a tea-light.
5 mn read When I tell people that I host a monthly Death Cafe, it amuses me how many look confused and immediately respond with ‘DEAF Cafe?’… usually several times before they allow the dreaded D word to permeate their thinking.
4 mn read There comes a point in life and I’m sure it’s different for everyone when one becomes aware of one’s mortality. I can’t pinpoint when, exactly, it was for me but one day I became scared of climbing up or down steep staircases, thinking I might fall.
5 mn read I found a video of a woman in Britain who picked up her mother’s body from the mortuary, placed it in her camper van and drove to a field where she and her friends dug a very deep hole and gently lowered her mother into it.