Death Cafe profile for Lorraine Phalen-Cross

Location: United States

About Lorraine Phalen-Cross:

I am a End of Life, Death, & Home Funeral Guide, Natural Burial advocate, motorcyclist, coffee connesouir, avid reader, adventurer, and all around lover of life though death. 

What brings you to Death Cafe?

My desire to break the taboo of talking about death in a frank and open manner. I am passionate about educating people on their options, and to take ownership of our dead.   

What would you like your legacy to be?

I would love to leave a legacy of education and acceptance of death and dying.  Empowering people to live life each day would be the greatest gift to give. 

Thoughts for sharing:

In death there is life, & by fully embracing your mortality, you are freed to truly live.


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Lorraine Phalen-Cross's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Knoxville

Posted by Lorraine Phalen-Cross on Nov. 10, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

The gathering was a small group of 7. We had a wide age range, the majority being younger, in their 20's. Everyone was very repectful and inquisitive, and the conversation flowed fluidly for the 2 hours. We got off topic briefly a few times, but always brought it back to the main reason we were all there, to discuss Death and dying. The feedback forms were very positive, and the consensus was to have more structure.  I will do better to explain the rules at next month's Death Cafe. The skull cake I made for the event was a big hit.  I was caught up in ...

Death Cafe: December Death Cafe Knoxville

Posted by Lorraine Phalen-Cross on Nov. 10, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

With Lorraine Phalen-Cross

Dec. 9, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Eastern)


Join us for open ended, judgement free conversations exploring topics about death, dying, & how to make the most of our finite lives. This is not a grief therapy group, but ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Knoxville

Posted by Lorraine Phalen-Cross on Oct. 7, 2017, 6:15 a.m.

With Lorraine Phalen-Cross

Nov. 4, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (EST)


Please join us for judgement free open-ended conversations about death and dying.  

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