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Mere Mortals on stage

A former undertaker and an artist get together to present a delightful take on the subject that many people shy away from.  Let’s hope this continues to demystify the D-word in all its manifestations. The Director is one of two … Continue reading

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Nature inspired grief relief

There’s the death of the person who has died and there’s the death space that is left within those who remain behind to grieve. When Dr Ross Dyer died, his daughter Jo Dyer came to terms with it by doing … Continue reading

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Recompose your thoughts for this one

This is a good news story that we hope comes to fruition – literally bears fruit of the earthly kind. While it is all taking place in the United States, it is great to know that good people are working … Continue reading

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Being allowed to die of natural causes

Researchers at the University of NSW are calling “for restraint on the use of aggressive life-saving treatments for frail elderly patients at the end of their lives, saying the focus should instead be placed on making patients’ last days comfortable … Continue reading

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How one family dealt with the experience of extinction

It was back in 1975 that Robert Pyle gave a name to a phenomenon that was becoming more common as our cities grew larger and their citizens were increasingly distanced from having any experience with the natural world.  The “extinction … Continue reading

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Sounds confronting but it is actually very fitting for our times

The title sounds confronting but be assured the message comes from a comforting place.  While Sallie Tisdale doesn’t shy away from the hard content that some can find disturbing, there is much to recommend this book.  Advice for Future Corpses … Continue reading

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People need to die, says funeral planner

It is a funny business, the funeral business, if you’ll excuse the use of the phrase.  Because of the milder weather there have been fewer serious colds and influenza events and this has led to fewer deaths.  Bad news if … Continue reading

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