Talking About Death Won’t Kill You

By sharing some of the many stories I hear from my personal experiences hosting Death Cafés and volunteering with Final Exit Network, I hope attendees will be inspired to become more comfortable discussing this stigmatized topic.

I spent most of my life not realizing that I was death ignorant, likely in death denial, and desperately in need of death education.

I have learned that the more conversations and the more planning, the greater solace one can achieve, the deeper appreciation of  life’s preciousness, as well as leaving a generous gift to our grateful, grieving loved ones. 

Magical thinking suggests that If we ignore death, it might go away. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to work that way.