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Watch: Collective Loss and Mobilization in a Pandemic

An intimate discussion on loss, memorialization, protest and mobilization during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a recording from a Reimagine virtual event that took place on July 14th, 2020 The recent killings of George Floyd and other people of color by police officers has sparked international outrage, protests and mourning. In-person protests and marches have

Keeper and Grief Coach Partner Across Borders To Support People After a Death

A new cross-border collaboration between text message-based grief support service, and online memorial provider aims to help people share memories and provide support after a death, digitally.

What are Advance Directives?

What are Advance Directives?

Whether you’re planning for your own end of life care or preparing to make decisions on behalf of someone else, no document is more important than the Advance Directive.

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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

Music About Death

Music About Death and Dying

Music has the ability to be completely transformative and pull you into a story or soundscape. It triggers emotions, it changes our brain chemistry and it can spark our imagination. Music has evolved with us over thousands of years and continues to be an essential form of communication.  Musicians often write albums with particular storylines and moods in

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Collective Death Rituals Around the World

What many pre-burial death rituals around the world have in common is the social. When a death occurs, communities will often come together as a show of support and care for the bereaved and their family. Food is often prepared and shared, the conversations flow, mourners are comforted, and the dead are given a farewell.

Burial at Sea

Burial at Sea: Everything You Need to Know

Many people recently became aware of burial at sea during the infamous disposal of Osama Bin Laden’s body. According to the U.S. Military, Bin Laden was placed in a metal coffin and thrown into the Arabian Sea. Of the many ways societies that lay the dead to rest, burying them at sea is one tradition

Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide

The Holidays are fast approaching and like it or not, it is time to open up our wallets and find the right gifts for the people we love. As joyous as this time can be, the holiday routine will leave many of us scratching our heads, wondering what the heck do we get everyone? If