Category: Resources

Online resources for people dealing with grief, bereavement & loss in their life. Funeral etiquette and other tips.

Death Positive Websites and Blogs You Should Know

When we first published this list in 2015, death and death positivity were ‘having a moment‘. Today, fuelled by books, movies, digital media and activists, death consciousness is everywhere. The public is becoming more aware of their post-mortem options, as well as the history and politics of death. The death positive websites and blogs you

end of life planning

How to Have “The Talk” About End of Life Planning?

Guest writer Yvonne Heath writes about creating a culture of change where we normalize talking about, planning and preparing for end of life and grief.

death positive holiday gift guide

2018 Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2018 Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide will make shopping for that morbid, death aware, and dark special someone much easier.

Hospice Care

How Hospice Care Can Make or Break Your Death

As more Americans are making use of Hospice care, guest writer Jill Schock outlines the many factors that can ‘make or break’ someone’s end-of-life care.

funeral etiquette

Funeral Etiquette: What You Should And Shouldn’t Do At A Funeral

Attending a funeral for the first time, or for more times than you can count, can be a bit daunting. Funerals are sensitive and emotional events, and behaving respectfully and thoughtfully is very important. However, in this day and age of funeral selfies, ringing smartphones and relaxed attitudes, funeral etiquette may not be very obvious

Green Burial in Canada, Where is it Available?

What is Green Burial? Green or natural burial is the process of human disposition with the least environmental consequences, while encouraging greater land stewardship. Bodies are not prepared using chemical embalming fluids, are placed in simple shrouds or biodegradable caskets, and concrete vaults are not used, nor are traditional markers (headstones & footstones). In Canada,

The Rise in Popularity of Online Grief Forums

The subconscious desire we have to release our emotions can often manifest itself in peculiar ways. We have all seen the movie clichés play out, like the overworked wall street executive venting to a lady of the night, or the bar patron spinning the woes of their life to the bartender. Movie clichés aside, people

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.