We love learning about what works for MyLifeLine.org members during their cancer journeys and sharing those resources. When an update about Death Cafés caught our eye, we had to find out more. Death Cafés are a place for people to talk and explore the concept of death and dying in a casual environment, sidestepping the taboo of the topic. It’s also an opportunity to eat cake and enjoy camaraderie amongst all types of people dealing with death. We asked MyLifeLine.org member, Stephanie Sugars to share some Death Café resources.
For those who don’t know me, for the past 18 months I’ve been blogging about my 20+ year cancer adventure on MyLifeLine.org where I explore living with serious illness and conscious dying.
Death Cafes are sweeping the world – there may even be one in your neighborhood. You can find them here – www.deathcafe.com or,
if you prefer virtual to in-person gatherings, there have been online death cafes too
I’ve attended three Death Cafes in my region and have enjoyed meeting a wide variety of participants from all walks of life. Some are professionals working with hospice, senior citizens or home funerals; others have lost loved ones to death; and a surprising number were also facing their own mortality.
For those who want a handy guide to end-of-life resources for people with metastatic cancer and their caregivers, I’ve assembled an international resource list
Sending good healing wishes to all mylifeline.org members.
Thanks to Stephanie for sharing! Let us know what you think about Death Cafés in the comments, do you think you would want to attend one?