Interview with Confessions of a Funeral Director’s Caleb Wilde

I managed to find some time to catch up with my friend, the clever and engaging Caleb Wilde. If you’re reading this post, you have probably already bumped into Caleb before, either here or at his website www.CalebWilde.com,  where he blogs under the title Confessions Of a Funeral Director. He has also established popular Facebook[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Are You Ready to Take Death Back?

Do you hunger to feel more connected to life?  To feel more alive?  Even less afraid? Do you want to feel more deeply to others?  To loved ones?  To your community?   Do you ache to feel a deeper connection to God or to develop a spiritual connection? I’m going to tell you a little[…]

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[…]

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!

Protecting Yourself During Times of Grief

The death of a loved one brings with it an overwhelming number of decisions – especially if there has been no pre-planning.  The truth is, the majority of people in our culture have not even had the important discussion of what they want done with their remains, leaving a lot of questions and planning on[…]