Death Cafe profile for Perth Death Cafe


Location: Australia

https://www.facebook.com/PerthDeathCafe

About Perth Death Cafe :

I have been fascinated about death and dying from a young age. Always curious to know what happens when and how we die; that really matters to me.  My parents and their family members all died relatively young so death is not an uncommon experience for me. I came very close to death at 17 as the result of a car accident and at the same time my dad was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with cancer.  He died a year later on the same day as my accident.  We spent our last Christmas together in hospital.  That was a defining period in my life.  As a family we didn't do death very well.  As a community we don't do death very well.  My views on death and dying have changed considerably over time.  I am a strong proponent of natural death and burial. 


What brings you to Death Cafe?

My desire is to encourage compassionate communities where we take good care of the sick and dying with consideration to theier repsective values and needs.  That means being educated about end of life matters, sharing and communicating relevant information to ensure good care, and taking action accordingly.  Open and honest conversations are at the heart of this change process.


What would you like your legacy to be?

A footprint that has done minimal harm; rather touched people's lives and the environment with kindness, respect and support as approriate.


Thoughts for sharing:

We all deserve a good beginning and a good ending in life no matter how we live our life in between.


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Perth Death Cafe 's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Perth Death Cafe

Posted by Perth Death Cafe on Jan. 13, 2018, 11:45 p.m.



With Vicki Barry

Feb. 2, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (WAST Western Australian Standard Time (GMT + 8 hours))

Free event, participants pay for own refreshments


For something different, I have decided to host an evening event at all time favourite, Bodhi Tree Cafe, on Friday night in Mt Hawthorn. The Hawkers Market in Axford Park ...



Practitioners question: Listing death cafe

Posted by Perth Death Cafe on Jan. 13, 2018, 11:31 p.m. 1 comment


How do I save a template to use for listing future death cafes to save having to enter information repeatedly???

 

Thanks

Vicki

Death Cafe: Perth Death Cafe

Posted by Perth Death Cafe on Feb. 28, 2017, 10:14 p.m.



With Vicki Barry

March 24, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (WAST Western Australian Standard Time (GMT + 8 hours))

Free event, participants pay for own refreshments


For something different, we have decided to host an evening event at all time favourite, Bodhi Tree Cafe, on a Friday night in Mt Hawthorn. The Hawkers Market will be ...



Death Cafe: Perth Death Cafe

Posted by Perth Death Cafe on Jan. 4, 2017, 8:09 p.m.



With Vicki Barry

Jan. 28, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Australian Western ST)

Free, though attendees will pay for their own refreshments


As we roll into the new year, consider this... "we can go through life taking, but we can learn to give ourselves.  In learning to give ourselves we learn both ...



Death Cafe write up: Perth Death Cafe

Posted by Perth Death Cafe on June 3, 2014, 4 a.m. 1 comment


 

Nine of us gathered around a table in the light and warmth of the Bodhi Tree Café and Bookshop in Mt Hawthorn, ready to experience our very first session for the Perth Death Café.

 

 Most of us had experienced the death of friends and family members.  We were grateful for the opportunity to share our stories of loss and to listen intently to the stories of others present. While we talked, shared, listened to and supported each other, we gained a deeper understanding of the power of such stories and the very real sense that we are not alone in what can seem, in the darkest moments, to ...



Death Cafe: Perth Death Cafe

Posted by Perth Death Cafe on May 4, 2014, 11:24 p.m.



With Vicki Barry

May 24, 2014, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (WAST )

Free, though attendees will pay for their own refreshments


I am interested in knowing and understanding how others make meaning of life and death.  It is my hope that in sharing our stories we can live life to the ...





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