Death Cafe profile for Kit Racette


Location: Canada

http://www.meetup.com/letstalkaboutlifeanddeath-parlonsdelavieetdelamort/

About Kit Racette:

My daughter died unexpectedly in 2007. Her death has called into question my beliefs about what death is and what comes after death. In addition I found no one wanted to talk about death, her death or any one else's. Since then I have become a grief edu-therapist and I find in my groups most people are unwilling to talk about death. My hope is that participation in Death Cafe will help open up conversations about death and people will then value every day of their lives from here on.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

Death is the last taboo subject, now that we can talk so freely about sex....  Hopefully the movement of Death Cafe will open this up for conversation. If we have a relationship with Death, we can appreciate more fully our lives.


What would you like your legacy to be?

The loss of her beloved daughter opened her to the beauty of every day and every one.


Thoughts for sharing:

 

Don't run away from grief, o soul. Look for the remedy inside the pain.
because the rose came from the thorn and the ruby came from a stone.
Rumi

 


Contact Kit Racette



Kit Racette's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Death Cafe - FRANÇAIS

Posted by Kit Racette on Sept. 8, 2017, 2:10 p.m.



With Marie-France Privyk

Sept. 28, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDST)

GRATUIT


Lorsque nous osons regarder la mort, avec lucidité, comme une réalité importante de notre existence, un phénomène intéressant s'observe : nous devenons plus conscients de nos ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in NDG

Posted by Kit Racette on Feb. 25, 2016, 7:49 a.m.



With Sheryl Beller-Kenner, Naturopath, Certified HeartMath® Trainer & Wellness Coach

May 17, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Donations are welcome to help defray costs.


I have been working with individuals to help them manage their feelings of loss and grief, and I have been teaching them many techniques to use to let go of ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in West Island

Posted by Kit Racette on Aug. 23, 2015, 7:22 a.m.



With Kit Racette

May 23, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Death Cafe events are free but donations to cover costs are always welcome.


It is very important to me that we recognise that death is a part of life, thus we live every day to the max!

I organise Death Cafe events to ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Montreal - in English and French!

Posted by Kit Racette on June 1, 2015, 4:32 p.m.



With Kit Racette

June 14, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Death Cafe events are free but donations to cover expenses are appreciated.


It gives me great pleasure to see people making connections with one another. So I host Death Cafe events so that people can find a safe comfortable place to talk ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Montréal/Ouest de l'île - FRANÇAIS

Posted by Kit Racette on April 18, 2015, 7:36 p.m.



With Marie-France Privyk

May 19, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EDT)

Donations to cover costs are welcome!


Why at Restaurant Amir:

Plenty of free parking

10 min walk from Dorval train and bus terminus

Coffee and dessert provided!!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on April 17, 2015, 1:47 p.m.



With Kit Racette

May 12, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Donations to cover costs are welcome!


Dath Cafe events are opportunities for people to talk about death and dying in whatever way these subjects have touched each one. Kit has no agenda - only to create a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Montreal/West Island - ENGLISH

Posted by Kit Racette on April 9, 2015, 9:50 p.m.



With Marie-France Privyk

April 22, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Donations to cover costs are welcome!


Why at Restaurant Amir:

Plenty of free parking

10 min walk from Dorval train and bus terminus

Coffee and dessert provided!!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on March 23, 2015, 4:03 p.m.



With Kit Racette

April 7, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Death Cafe events are free. Donations are much appreciated to cover costs


Death Cafe events provide an opportunity for every one to talk about death and dying in a comfortable, confidential, non-judgemental group. Kit doesnt have her own agenda - only to give ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on Feb. 26, 2015, 10:51 a.m.



With Kit Racette

March 2, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Death Cafe events are free. Donations to cover costs are appreciated.


Why go to a Death Cafe event?

Kit creates safe comfortable venues where people can talk at ease about death and dying - about their own deaths, the deaths of loved ...



New Blog post: Death Cafe appears on Radio Canada

Posted by Kit Racette on Feb. 25, 2015, 8:01 p.m.


In November we were honoured to have a film team join us in a Death Cafe evening to film the discussions. The programme "Second Regard" is well known and admired for producing excellent reports and they certainly lived up to their reputation.

The film is in French but I think even if you do not understand the words you will appreciate the quality of the piece.

 

Le reportage sur la page de Second Regard:
 


Death Cafe: Death Cafe on the West Island in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on Dec. 7, 2014, 2:56 p.m.



With Kit Racette

Jan. 27, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Donations would be appreciated


It is really important to me that we all have the opportunity to talk about death and life, dying and living so I create Death Cafe events to create these ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe / Cafe sur la mort a Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on Nov. 29, 2014, 12:53 p.m.



With Kit Racette

April 30, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Death cafe est gratuite, mais les dons our defrayer les couts sont apprecies.


La disparition de ma fille m’a également amenée à revoir mes croyances sur la mort et le mourir. Dernièrement, j’ai découvert le mouvement Café mortel. Jon ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe on the West Island in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on Sept. 13, 2014, 2:53 p.m.



With Kit Racette

Nov. 3, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Death Cafe events are free. Donations to cover costs are appreciated.


I have been organising Death Cafe events in Montreal for over a year. They are all different but each one gives those present an opportunity to share how death has ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe on the West Island in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on Sept. 1, 2014, 1:17 p.m.



With Kit Racette

Sept. 8, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (edt)

My Death Cafe events are free of charge. However, donations help defray costs.


My own experience with Death has opened my eyes to this taboo subject. I want to provide a safe place for people to come together to talk about death and ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on July 28, 2014, 5:17 p.m.


On July 16, 25 people gathered together in Montreal for tea and coffee and cakes. Once more I was struck by how different each Death Cafe is. There is always the mixture of people who come because they have experienced the death of some one close. Then there are those who work in palliative care and I value their sharing of their accompanying the dying. And there are always those who are curious about their own death, some frightened and some wanting to face it in a conscious way. This time, once more, there was some one who shared their near death experience and we are all interested ...



Practitioners question: Venue

Posted by Kit Racette on July 28, 2014, 5:11 p.m. 3 comments


I am looking for a new venue and considering asking the local funeral homes. Do funeral homes attract people to attend?

Death Cafe: Death Cafe a Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on June 18, 2014, 10:06 a.m.



With Kit Racette

Nov. 26, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Gratuit mais les dons sont apprecies


La disparition de ma fille m’a également amenée à revoir mes croyances sur la mort et le mourir. Dernièrement, j’ai découvert le mouvement Café mortel. Jon ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on June 18, 2014, 9:55 a.m.



With Kit Racette

July 16, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

The event is free of charge but donations are appreciated.


Death is probably the last taboo subject that no one talks about. Death Cafe gives people the opportunity to come together in a safe comfortable nonjudgemental setting and talk about ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on June 11, 2014, 3:44 p.m.



With Kit Racette

Nov. 4, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

This event is free but donations to help cover costs are much appreciated.


 

A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death and how your experience with death impacts how you live your life. This discussion has no agenda, objectives or themes ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe en francais and in English

Posted by Kit Racette on June 11, 2014, 3:39 p.m.



With Kit Racette and Marie France Privyk

March 22, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Gratuit mais les dons sont apprecies


Death Cafe est une discussion, dirigée par et pour le groupe, sur la mort et la façon par laquelle notre contact avec elle joue dans notre façon ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe on the West Island in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on June 11, 2014, 3:33 p.m.



With Kit Racette

Jan. 27, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

This event is free but donations to help cover costs are much appreciated.


Death Cafe events are wonderful opportunities to get together to talk about life, death and the inbetween!

Kit runs these because she is passionate about life and intimately aware of ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on May 4, 2014, 4:57 p.m.



With Kit Racette

May 28, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

The event is free of charge but donations to cover costs are much appreciated.


My daughter died unexpectedly in 2007. Her death has called into question my beliefs about what death is and what comes after death. Since then I have done a lot ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe a Montreal - Cafe Mortel

Posted by Kit Racette on March 1, 2014, 12:31 p.m.


It was an extra-ordinary evening. Ten complete strangers coming together to talk about death and dying and having such an intense deep meaningful moving conversation. Sharing our experiences with death both for ourselves and the deaths of loved ones that have touched us and are touching us as we accompany them in their dying. And we talked about life and how awareness that we are going to die might change how we live every moment in love. At the end of two hours we wanted more!!  so we have agreed to stay in contact via email. The evening warmed my heart and I am full of gratitude.
 


Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on March 1, 2014, 12:26 p.m.



With Kit Racette

March 26, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Death Cafe events are free. Donations to cover the costs are however welcome and much appreciated.


In our culture it is so awkward to talk about death - this really is the last taboo subject! My hope is that if we can come to terms with death ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe a Montreal - Cafe Mortel

Posted by Kit Racette on Feb. 7, 2014, 4:33 p.m.


With Kit Racette

Feb. 26, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

les dons seront apprecies


Lorsqu'on comprend que nos jours sont comptes, nous apprecions davantage chaque jour et surtout nos etres chers.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe on the West Island in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on Feb. 7, 2014, 4:21 p.m.


With Kit Racette

April 26, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Donations would be appreciated


Whether we realise it or not, we will all die. And so will every one around us. But no one talks about it!

Death Cafe presents a great opportunity to ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on Jan. 9, 2014, 10:26 p.m.



With Kit Racette

Jan. 29, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Donations appreciated


An opportunity to talk about death and dying. Let's face it - we are all going to die. If you knew you only had six months left to live, what ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on Oct. 16, 2013, 4:58 p.m.



With Kit Racette

Nov. 13, 2013, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Donations would be appreciated


My daughter died unexpectedly in 2007. Her death has called into question my beliefs about what death is and what comes after death. Since then I have done a lot ...





Contact Kit Racette

captcha