Category: Interview Series

Grave Gardening

Pushing Up Daisies: Why Grave Gardening Should be the Latest Gardening Trend

Graveyards and cemeteries are spaces for burial and mourning, but they can also be spaces for life, community, and healing. This is where grave gardening comes into play, which is the art of creating a garden at the location of your loved ones grave. There have been many studies that show gardening has many mental

Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of a DEATH DOULA - Q&A with Jill Schock

Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of a DEATH DOULA

Presenting our new ongoing series, Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life, where we chat with professionals within the end-of-life and death care sphere to provide first hand experience and insight on working in this field.

Dead Houses

Dead Houses: Burying the Dead in Frozen Ground

Have you ever wondered how it is possible to dig a 6ft grave when the ground is frozen solid? In the dead of winter, what do we do with our dead?

build your digital legacy

How to Build Your Digital Legacy: The 5 Most Important Questions

Part Two: Building your digital legacy is an opportunity to share parts of your life that may otherwise be forgotten. So where do we start?

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Canada’s First Body Farm Q&A – Decomposition, Tattooed Bodies, and Solving Crime

We recently wrote about body farms (officially known as taphonomic cemeteries), which are research facilities used to study human decomposition. Canadian graduate student Emily Pecsi reached out to us to let us know that the L’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is opening Canada’s first body farm! With some help from forensic scientist Liv Cadola, we discovered some

kevin toolis my fathers wake

My Father’s Wake: An Interview with Author Kevin Toolis

Kevin Toolis in My Father’s Wake, provides powerful examples of our distanced relationships to death. Read our review and interview to find out more.

Alua Arthur - End of Life Support

Alua Arthur – End of Life Support and Planning

There is a lot more to death than dying. There is grief, but also logistics and planning. How and where does one die? What do we do with our loved one’s possessions? How do we put all of our finances in order, either through pre-planning, or after a death has occurred? This is where someone

American Thanatologist

#TalkDeath with the American Thanatologist

Cole Imperi: The American Thanatologist Many of you may have heard the term, but do you know what a thanatologist is, or does? Thanatology is the scientific study of death. Thanatologists investigate the psychological and social aspects of death and dying, as well as the forensic aspects of it (like bodily changes during and after death). While thanatology