Posted by Amie Fournier-Flather
Hosted by Amie Fournier-Flather
Nov. 6, 2016
4:00 p.m. (EST)
5:00 p.m. (EST)
67103 Red Arrow Hwy
A donation jar for replenishment of coffee, tea and snacks.
This Death Cafe has taken place
About this Death Cafe
Please join Amie Fournier-flather in a roundtable style discussion on this typically taboo topic in a fun and friendly yet loving manner. There will be coffee, tea and cookies provided.
☆☆Please note - this is not for grief counseling.
About Amie Fournier-Flather
A little about me - I like coffee, horror movies/books and long quiet walks in cemeteries. That's what you'd expect from someone who wants to discuss death with others, isn't it?
I have been studying (and at times practicing) various forms of the occult and other religious paths for over 30 years. I have been a (mostly) solitary practitioner of magic for 20 years and I am have been an ordained minister for 13 years.
I have worked in many different lines of work but none so as rewarding (and exhausting!) as when I worked in different types of homes including small private retirement homes. Yes, I have had residents whom I had cared for die.
I have also had a strange fascination with death as long as I can remember. Not that I am itching to die but that I find it interesting and also something we all experience. My favorite class in high school (other than art!) was On Death and Dying. So much so, in my late 30s when I attended college, I took a course on Death & Dying again (which makes me very familiar with Elizabeth Kubler Ross' book of the same name) to "brush up" on things and perhaps learn a little more.
What I have learned and what I continue to learn and know is simple: death happens. It is unfortunate but unavoidable. And the way we celebrate it, ignore it, grieve over it and any other number of emotions that are spent on it - death still happens but so does life. We are alive and we will talk about death in many various facets.
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