Burial Practices That Nourish the Earth

In this TedMed Talk by Caitlin Doughty (Ask a Mortician), she dives into greener death practices that nourish our earth.

Practices like composting of the dead and natural burials on conservational burial grounds. You will also learn about the affects of cremation, how green it is, and America's current death-care ...

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A Growing Movement Of ‘Death Doulas’ Is Rethinking How We Die

For end-of-life doulas, accompanying the dying is anything but morbid.

By Antonia Blumberg for the Huffington Post

Amy Levine has sat with many dying individuals in her capacity as a hospice social worker. She’s often felt the same, uncanny feeling as the moment of death approaches.

“All I can tell ...

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What I learned from 2,000 obituaries

"If more people tried living their lives to be famous in death, the world would be a much better place." - Lux Narayan

Lux Narayan starts his day with scrambled eggs and the question: "Who died today?" Why? By analyzing 2,000 New York Times obituaries over a 20-month ...

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Funeral Homes 101: What You Need to Know At a Vulnerable Time

Dialogues on Living & Dying Well with guest, Rachel Zeldin

Without knowledge of the options available to us, we are unable to make the best choice for ourselves and support our loved ones to make their own choices as well. -Kim Adams

View the June 9th webinar series featuring I'm Sorry ...

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VIDEO: More to Dying Than Meets the Eye

In this TEDX Talk by Martha Atkins, she will explain deathbed phenomena and present on-going research about the topic. Accounts from the dying and bedside witnesses will be shared.

Those who work with the dying are familiar with patients seeing long deceased loved ones, angelic beings, even hearing music and comforting ...

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VIDEO: Biophysicist Discovers New Life After Death

Joyce Hawkes, PhD is a biophysicist and cell-biologist turned healer. Honored with a National Achievement Award for her work with the effects of environmental pollutants on fish cells, she is a post-doctoral Fellow with National Institutes of Health and was elected to the position of Fellow in the American Association for Advancement ...

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VIDEO: A Good Goodbye with Gail Rubin

Don’t plan to die? Bad news – humans have a 100% mortality rate. Yet only 30% of us make end-of-life plans: wills or trusts, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning. That leaves 70% of us unprepared and devastated, not if, but when a death occurs. Listen to Gail Rubin ...

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VIDEO: "Dying to be me!" TEDx Talk by Anita Moorjani

TEDX Talk by Anita Moorjani

Doctors had given Anita Moorjani just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital in a coma on the morning of February 2nd, 2006. Unable to move as a result of the cancer that had ravaged her body for almost four years, Anita entered ...

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VIDEO: The Gift of Near Death by Lewis Brown Griggs

A TEDX Talk by Lewis Brown Griggs:

Why do so many of us focus on the story of our shortcomings? How can our uniqueness be recognized as the greatest gift we bring to one another? Through his lives and near deaths, Lewis Brown Griggs shares transformational perspectives on how our ...

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VIDEO: Life that doesn't end with death by Kelli Swazey

A TEDMed talk by Kelli Swazey

In Tana Toraja, weddings and births aren't the social gatherings that knit society together. In this part of Indonesia, big, raucous funerals form the center of social life.

Anthropologist Kelli Swazey takes a look at this culture, in which the bodies of dead relatives ...

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