I’m excited that 2017 will see the introduction of my new Herbal Education for Death and Mourning Doulas Program, which will wonderfully supplement our existing death and mourning doula trainings. In support of that initiative, I will be blogging about one herb each month, focusing on both scientific and/or folkloric beliefs about the use of Read more about Death Doula’s Toolbox: Herbal Education – Hawthorn is for Heartbreak (and more!)[…]
Broadly.Vice featured an interview with Momdoulary Death Doula Training at MourningDoula.com/ Momdoulary, LLC, today. If you’ve ever wondered whether you should train as a death doula, or what it is like to work as a death doula, you should definitely check it out! Meet the Death Doula Who Helps People Deal with the ‘Bookends of Read more about Death Doulas In the News – Laura Interviewed by Broadly.Vice[…]
Enjoy this remarkable Infographic created by RCH Funerals
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?[…]
“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[…]
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?[…]
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!
Great question! The answer is: Not much at the end of the day, as they are both boxes designed to hold and transport the dead. Really, the primary difference comes down to shape. The word coffin dates back to about the 16th century. It typically has six or eight sides, tapering down toward the feet. Read more about What’s The Difference Between A Coffin and a Casket?[…]