Death Cafe profile for Gaye Dimmick


Location: United States

http://www.stmartins-charlotte.org/

About Gaye Dimmick:

I have a very colorful background in physical theatre and music.I also dabble in writing...mostly essays about the spiritual life,little musical ditties, and occasionally crazy quotations about Halloween! For the last 18 years I have worked with folks who are severely disabled and are medically fragile. Many don't live past early adulthood;yet they live happily and with great dignity.They are a spiritual inspiration to me.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

One day I realized that I had spent a good portion of my life  focused on  the death of my father whom I lost at a young age....and I was not living my own life.

Working through grief and healing,grace and forgiveness, I began to truly desire to live life,openly,honestly and fully.

Death Cafe helps me do just that...in talking about death, I live life in a way I have not experienced before.


What would you like your legacy to be?

I would simply like to make a difference in the way people connect to life and death.

I would like to know that for some, I stirred up that profound connection  to the Divine and to love.


Thoughts for sharing:

"I go to seek a Great Perhaps"

Francois Rabelais


Contact Gaye Dimmick



Gaye Dimmick's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Charlotte's Death Cafe

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Oct. 12, 2017, 4:39 p.m.



With Gaye Dimmick

Oct. 18, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

refreshments but are certainly not required.


Come prepared to ask a question,share thoughts and perhaps a poem or two. A big shout out to Saint Martin's for a wonderful place to gather.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Charlotte NC

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Sept. 8, 2017, 9:36 a.m.



With Gaye Dimmick

Sept. 20, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

refreshments but are certainly not required.


Come prepared to ask a question,share a thought or a poem or two.A big shout out to Saint Martin's for a wonderful place to gather.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Charlotte

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Aug. 7, 2017, 4:25 p.m.



With Gaye Dimmick

Aug. 16, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

refreshments but are certainly not required.


Come prepared to ask a question,share thoughts and perhaps a poem or two.

Big thanks to Saint Martin's for a wonderful place to gather.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Charlotte, NC

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on July 6, 2017, 12:44 p.m.



With Gaye Dimmick

July 19, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

Donations are appreciated but not required.


Come prepared to ask a question,share thoughts and perhaps a poem or two.

A big shout out to Saint Martin's for a wonderful place to gather.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Charlotte, North Carolina

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on June 2, 2017, 4:23 p.m.



With Gaye Dimmick

June 21, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

Donations are for refreshments


Come prepared to ask questions,share thoughts or perhaps a poem or two.

 

A big shout out to Saint Martin's for a wonderful place to gather



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Charlotte, North Carolina

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on April 3, 2017, 4:14 p.m.



With Gaye Dimmick

May 17, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

refreshments


Come prepared to ask question, share thoughts and perhaps a poem or two.

 

A big shout out to Saint Martin's for a wonderful place to gather



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Charlotte, North Carolina

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Feb. 24, 2017, 6:23 p.m.



With Gaye Dimmick

March 15, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern )

Donations are for refreshments


Come prepared to ask question, share thoughts and perhaps a poem or two.

A big shout out to Saint Martin's for a wonderful place to gather.



Death Cafe: Charlotte Death Cafe #27

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Feb. 1, 2017, 9:10 a.m.



With Dr. Lyndall Hare, Concierge Gerontologist

Feb. 15, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

$10 suggested donation for refreshments


This is our third year of running cafes and each Cafe gathering is very different in terms of the topics discussed and who shows up.  We always say we should ...



Death Cafe: Charlotte Death Cafe #25

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Nov. 7, 2016, 9:05 a.m.



With Brian Gardner & Lyndall Hare

Nov. 16, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested $10 donation for refreshments


Each Cafe gathering is very different in terms of the topics discussed and who shows up.  We always say we should call it a Life Cafe! This is a neutral ...



Death Cafe: Charlotte Death Cafe 3 yr Anniversary

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Oct. 11, 2016, 3:07 p.m.



With Dr. Lyndall Hare, Julio Gonzalez

Oct. 19, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

$5.00 donation suggested


Charlotte Death Cafe has been invited to join artist Julio Gonzalez's exhibit which  will present the multimedia experience “Día de Los Casi Muertos,” or “Day of the Almost ...



Death Cafe: Charlotte Death Cafe #24

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Aug. 10, 2016, 7:15 a.m.



With Brian Gardner & Lyndall Hare

Aug. 17, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested donation of $10 towards refreshments


Each Cafe gathering is very different in terms of the topics discussed and who shows up.  We always say we should call it a Life Cafe! This is a neutral ...



Death Cafe: Cape Town Death Cafe #1

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on June 15, 2016, 2:57 p.m.



With Lyndall, Susan, Musa

June 23, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (GMT)

None


 I'm passionate about expanding options, specifically for elders, to truly die with dignity. But dignity defined by them and not by the medical industry.

I'm interested, on a ...



Death Cafe: Charlotte Death Cafe #22

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Jan. 11, 2016, 7:06 p.m.



With Brian Gardner & Lyndall Hare

June 15, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

$10 optional donation for refreshments


We hold Charlotte Death Cafes the THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. 

RSVP REQUIRED VIA EMAIL: lhare@lyndallhare.com

In June we will be showing a 70 minute documentary "Griefwalker" on ...



Death Cafe: Charlotte Death Cafe #18

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Nov. 3, 2015, 10:31 a.m.



With Lyndall Hare

Nov. 18, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

$10 optional donation for the use of the space


We hold Charlotte Death Cafes the THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. 

RSVP REQUIRED VIA EMAIL: lhare@lyndallhare.com

Each Cafe gathering is very different in terms of the topics discussed ...



Death Cafe: Charlotte Death Cafe #17

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on June 14, 2015, 4:02 p.m.



With The Respite Center

June 17, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

$10 optional donation for the use of the space


We hold Charlotte Death Cafes the THIRD WEDENSDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

 Each Cafe gathering is very different in terms of the topics discussed and who shows up.  We always say ...



Death Cafe: Charlotte's 14th Death Cafe

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on March 5, 2015, 12:59 p.m.



With The Respite Center

March 18, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

$10 optional donation for the use of the space


We hold Charlotte Death Cafes the THIRD WEDENSDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

This will be the 14th Charlotte Death Cafe. Each Cafe gathering is very different in terms of the topics ...



Death Cafe: Charlotte Death Cafe #11

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Nov. 6, 2014, 7:07 p.m.



With Lyndall Hare

Nov. 20, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

$10 optional donation for use of space


After running 10 Death Cafes I'm convinced they should be called Life Cafes!  We are all hungry for safe places to discuss death and dying - and Im' constantly amazed ...



Death Cafe: Charlotte Death Cafe #11

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Aug. 3, 2014, 12:31 p.m.



With Dr. Lyndall Hare

Nov. 20, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Suggested donation of $10 (optional)


This will be our 11th Death Cafe and each time I go away filled up with inspiration from everyone who comes.  We laugh, cry, have deep and frivolous conversations in ...



Death Cafe: Charlotte Death Cafe #5

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on May 14, 2014, 2:35 p.m.



With The Respite, Center for Grief and Hope

May 29, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Suggested donation of $10 for use of space


Q: What do a photographer, attorney, social planner, gerontologist, theater director, freelance writer, social worker, and a couple of other people have in common?
A: We all attended a Death ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Charlotte, NC

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Feb. 14, 2014, 12:13 p.m.

Because of snow.  Next one Feb 25.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Charlotte

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Jan. 12, 2014, 3:07 p.m.



With Lyndall Hare and Jillian Tullis

Feb. 25, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

None, but please support Jackson's Java with purchases of drinks and treats


We have limited space for a max of 15 people, so we are asking you to pre-register by sending an email to Lyndall at lhare@carolina.rr.com or responding ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Charlotte, NC

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Nov. 18, 2013, 4:24 p.m.



With Jillian Tullis and Lyndall Hare

Dec. 11, 2013, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Suggested, voluntary donation of $5 at the event to cover space usage and refreshments.


We have limited space for a max of 25 people, so we are asking you to  pre-register by sending an email to Lyndall at  lhare@carolina.rr.com or responding ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Charlotte NC

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Nov. 14, 2013, 2:49 p.m.

There was a line out the door. We had to ask neighbor businesses to accommodate overflow parking. 49 people gathered in 3 of our group rooms at The Respite and rich discussion and small miracles took place. Like a friend,recently a widower, who read the article about the cafe and was compelled to come. We had funeral directors and a rep for Compassion and Care. There are topics that gather us together and  transcend all political, religious, and other differences. Death is one such topic.  Thanks to Jon and Lizzy for your support. Next Death Cafe at Respite Dec 11 7pm to 9pm. See you then. Lyndall ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Charlotte NC

Posted by Gaye Dimmick on Oct. 2, 2013, 7:58 a.m.



With Lyndall Hare and Jillian Tullis

Nov. 13, 2013, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (east coast)

Small donation


Thanks for your interest. We have been overwhelmed by the response and have more people than we can accommodate in our space.  So we are closing registrations for this Death ...





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