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'Thus that which is the most awful of evils, death, is nothing to us, since when we exist there is no death, and when there is death we do not exist.' Epicurus
The awards were announced at the NCPC’s 25th anniversary event at the House of Lords on 22 February.
Over 90 entries were received for the four categories. The awards were presented by Joan, Baroness Bakewell, and Ilora, Baroness Finlay, chair of the NCPC trustees.
The winners were:
End of Life Care Champion(s) of the Year (sponsored by The Royal College of Nursing) - Recognising the contribution to end of life care from an individual or team at a local or national level - Felicity Warner, founder of Soul Midwives and the TLC Caring Communities’ Project
Posted by Josefine Speyer on Dec. 31, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
This is a brief article I wrote about the Natural Death Centre and the Lifetime Achievement Award it received in September this year.
The article appeared on the blog of the Kicking The Bucket Festival website. Kicking the Bucket is a month long festival held in Oxford in October every year.
As part of the festival I presented at the Home Funeral Network's day a short talk about the funeral of Nicholas Albery. He my husband, my co-founder and co-director of the NDC. He died in a car accident in 2001.
The Natural Death Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary this year!
Quick question, just wondering who to talk to regarding upcoming death cafes in Australia/Brisbane? I really want to discuss this topic and I think this is an excellent way to go about it.
I write a lot about death on my blog so if you'd like to join the discussion there, please feel free to do so! But yeah, anyone know anything about death cafes in AU?
I cam across this website with some well-written short articles on Death the other day so I though I would share.
Posted by Camille on July 17, 2016, 8:59 p.m.
When a community decides to bring death home and suddenly is hit by the death of a teenager, we all come away with a better understanding of life.
An opportunity to experience my first real live dead person became my best birthday present ever.
Ted.com has some interesting videos on the topic of death.
Posted by Aileen on July 12, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Eine sonderbare Stille. Warum der Tod ins Leben gehört
Einst war er fixer Bestandteil des menschlichen Daseins und des gesellschaftlichen Alltags: Heute wird der Tod verdrängt, jeder Gedanke an das unweigerliche Ende so lange wie möglich hinausgeschoben. Während Sterbende der High Tech-Medizin überlassen werden und Trauern keinen Platz findet, diskutiert man auf politischer Ebene über die Suizidbeihilfe. Dazwischen stehen Fragen, die uns alle betreffen: Wie wollen wir uns dem Thema Tod wieder annähern? Wie können wir Alte und Sterbende besser versorgen? Und: Wie wollen wir selbst sterben? In ausführlichen Gesprächen mit Ärzten, Pflegenden und Angehörigen sucht Katharina Schmidt nach ...
"With patience and beauty, our understanding of mortality is altered as this film unfolds on life, laughter and Wilhelm Grimm. Set within the walls of the Alter St. Matthäus cemetery in Berlin, we meet artists, story-tellers and grave sponsors — the cultural life revolving around the lively café-finovo and it's reputable cakes. Café-finovo is the first café in a cemetery in Germany."
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My interest is to tie death anxiety to our cultural unsustainabilty while exploring how aligning our inner and outer landscapes might help us deal with these issues.
Here is a link to pages 53-55 in a journal called Landscapes/ Paysage about this. It is the professional journal for landscape architects in Canada.
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They say such nice things about you at your funeral I'm sorry I'm going to miss mine by just a few short days.