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Gratitude and thankfulness are good for the soul

At times of loss and grief it can help us rebalance with some tried and true ways of dealing with these situations. There’s nothing magical or mysterious about them. And whereas we would once have said they are common sense, … Continue reading

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You don’t need to have a hearse or a church or hire a funeral director

This is the kind of story we like to feature at Die-alogue Cafe. It fits with our way of thinking about doing end of life events right down to the shroud and the natural burial ground site. This is the … Continue reading

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Economic growth as if it can go on forever on a finite planet

You’ve got to be kidding. The obsession with money seems to be so pervasive that it has sidelined important conversations about more pressing aspects of our lives such as the ecology. The nightly news has a segment devoted to finance. Radio … Continue reading

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Better than burial and cremation – composting

After having spent years researching how to compost livestock, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, received a call asking if similar techniques could be applied to humans. Here she speaks with Phillip Adams on Late Night Live, to explain her world-first study and how … Continue reading

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Legacy for the earth

The legacy of the earth was thousands, millions of years in the making.  As a society, what will be our legacy after a couple of hundred years? As family units, what will be our legacy after from this generation to … Continue reading

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Taking a fresh look at a deadly subject as we go heading to the grave

Mortals: How the Fear of Death Shaped Human Society, by Rachel Menzies, Ross Menzies Mortals is a ground-breaking book uncovering the fear of death as the hidden driver of most of our species’ endeavours over millennia. The human mind can … Continue reading

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Dancing with death not everyone’s cup of tea

Can you imagine the reaction we’d get if we said that tomorrow night we were going dancing – not the usual quick step or barn dance or waltz kind of dancing, but rather we were going to do The Dance … Continue reading

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What do contemplation and ecological diversity have in common?

Let’s start the month with a good news story that embraces a number of subjects we are passionate about. Life – death – protection of planet earth. From life to death and back again, the cycle goes on as it … Continue reading

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Lament, loss, exile and oblivion

How many different ways can you approach a particular area of interest? Well if the call for papers for this symposium in any indication, heaps. We came across it n the latest newsletter from the The Centre for Death and … Continue reading

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More choices for body disposal is a good thing

The choices on offer for body disposal is on the rise and not before time. Not that burial was a poor option for hundreds of years. But as space for cemeteries runs out the need for other methods is exercising … Continue reading

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