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Nature invited us in, and directs our dissolution

At this moment in time, in history, it’s worth pausing for a moment to check in with this post from Ryan Holiday (picture below), author of the Daily Stoic. Thursday, was the anniversary of the death of one of humanity‚Äôs … Continue reading

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Circular Economy and Funerals

If we are looking for answers to the questions, we are asking ourselves, one conventional means, might be – to use a travel analogy, to consult a map, how to get from A to B. A directory would be one … Continue reading

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A poetic approach to the end of life

Dealing with dying and death and the grief that comes after has been the subject of books and poetry for centuries. Rainer Maria Rilke was a significant contributor to this field of thought. Rather than include a series of quotes … Continue reading

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How Canada does assisted dying

BBC Hardtalk delves into how another jurisdiction handles the assisted dying issue, somewhat differently from others. Described as liberal, as a testing ground, maybe they are nothing more than sensible, and more sensitive to the needs of those requesting help … Continue reading

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Insights from an aged care physician

Having the perspective of an on-the-ground practitioner who has worked in the health care profession for so many years can be instructive for us as we navigate the dying days of our lives – dying in both senses of the … Continue reading

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What we can and cannot control

Ryan Holiday regularly posts a philosophical note at The Daily Stoic. On this day he writes: In 2021, the author Michael Lewis experienced just about the worst thing that can happen to a parent when his daughter was killed in … Continue reading

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Administration – it’s not as straight forward as it ought to be

This is a story that shouldn’t have to be told. What should be a straight forward affair once the seemingly essential paperwork is done, then people like Muriel Porter should be able to rest easy that she has done all … Continue reading

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Authors speak about how a fear of death has played out over human history

It’s all well and good to read the book, but it’s also good to have the opportunity to her from the authors. This edition of Big Ideas from ABC Radio National provides us with that. Paul Barclay is our host. … Continue reading

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Keep in mind that the end could come at any time

There is a philosophy as old as the hills. Well not that old. Two thousand five hundred is not in the millions which is the age of the hills, but it’s a long time in human history. So it is … Continue reading

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Return to the earth as a tree

In:What Tree Will You Be When You Die?, Georgina Reid (Wonderground 26.11.2019), she speculates on the various options available to us when we die if our wish is to be a little closer to the earth than is normally the … Continue reading

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