Drawn to the World of Death & Mourning?

Perhaps it’s the secret you don’t share.  Or if you do, most don’t understand you’re fascination with all (or many) things death and mourning. You get that it’s strange in the eyes of most people, that we live in a culture that goes to great extremes to avoid discussing death.  Sure, people are constantly dying on Read more about Drawn to the World of Death & Mourning?[…]

Sitting With the Dead

“Folks ask me to come and stay with their loved ones ’til someone comes from the funeral home to pick them up, you know, because I’m a nurse, and they don’t want to stay with the dead body.  Of their own loved one,” she said, incredulous.  “I guess I get it, maybe they’re afraid of Read more about Sitting With the Dead[…]

What is Coffin Birth?

Coffin birth is as sad, and eerie, as it sounds:  Known as Postmortem Extrusion, it’s the expulsion of a non-viable fetus through the vaginal opening of a decomposing female.  Essentially it’s the result of the build-up of gas, which applies pressure to the uterus, causing it to be expelled, and sometimes turned inside out.  The Read more about What is Coffin Birth?[…]

What’s All this Death Positive Talk?

Hey you!  Yes you, reading this!   Guess what?   We have to inform you … you are going to die.   But then again, so are we. Death.   The plight we all have in common.   100% of the people you ever meet will die.   All 100% of them.  How many other things Read more about What’s All this Death Positive Talk?[…]

Death: Green Is the New Black

Momdoulary’s Passages 6-in-1End-of-Life, Death & Mourning Doula & Death Midwife Training Program is proud to announce our new Green Burial Awareness Campaign called “Death: Green is the New Black”   – Check out the panel below!

Comedian Billy Connolly Plans Interactive Burial Plot

Comedian Billy Connolly plans an interactive burial plot, where a recording will be triggered when someone steps on a sensor.  Talk about re-framing how we look at death! I love his positivity as he faces mortality.   Click here to read more.

Timeless Urn Idea

One fella came up with a particularly clever way to hold his grandmother’s cremated remains:  A DIY hourglass, as depicted above.   If you follow this link, you will find a step-by-step image guide on imgur.   This is definitely one of the most clever urns I’ve seen yet.  Kudos!