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home deathcare and Alternative Funerals

Home Deathcare and Alternative Funerals

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when death and funerary practices involved the entire family and community. Death was an ever present part of daily life; people died in the home, were honored in the home, and buried in small familial, church or community cemeteries.  Like everything else, death was professionalized, and by

Death Positive Artists

15 Death Positive Artists You Should Know

We’ve scoured the web to find to the 15 most contemporary, interesting and intriguing death positive artists you should know.

The Modern Mortician and the Future of Funerals

The Modern Mortician and the Future of Funerals

For our latest #TalkDeath video, we sat down with Melissa, the Modern Mortician, and her grief-therapy dog Kermit! We asked you for questions, and we were overwhelmed by your response! From autopsy methodology to eco-friendly urns, we talked death and dying with Melissa for over an hour. We are going to be slowly releasing different parts of our

Green Burial Myths

Green Burial Myths Debunked

We present to you part three of our Green Burial Series, where Ellen Newman of the Green Burial Society debunks common myths and misconceptions about green burial.

Holiday Gift Giveaway! Win a Free Spine Candle * Contest Closed *

This holiday season we’ve teamed up with the amazing folks at Grave Digger Candles to give away one of their “freshly exhumed” Human Spine Candles. Grave Digger Candles are made from all-natural beeswax, and are cast from real bones! As the candle slowly burns down, you’ll be warmly reminded this holiday season, that life is

Memento Mori history

Mortality Throughout History: 5 Types of Memento Mori

Translated from the original Latin, Memento Mori means “remember that you will die.” This phrase once influenced art, architecture, philosophy, literature and more. Reminders of our mortality were literally carved in marble.

transhumanist defeat death

Transhumanism: Can Technology Defeat Death?

Transhumanists believe technology will one day overcome mortality. How will our views of death have to adapt and change if an immortal future comes to pass?

collective mourning

What We Can Learn From Collective Mourning After A Tragedy

Large scale, national mourning is typical of traumatic events. But collective mourning after a tragedy can be complicated, and sometimes fails.