Death Cafe profile for Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles


Location: United States

https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusDeathCafe

About Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles:

The first Death Cafe in the U.S. was hosted by Lizzy Miles (right) and Maria Johnson in Columbus, Ohio on July 19, 2012.

Lizzy and Maria are grad school classmates who discovered they both had a passion for hospice and end-of-life issues.

Lizzy continued to host Death Cafes in Columbus and has mentored dozens of other hosts around the world.

New to hosting Columbus Death Cafe in November 2013, Linda Manley is a nurse practitioner with 35 years of emergency and flight nursing and a background in near-death experience research.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

Originally, I thought I would help people become more comfortable talking about death. I soon realized from my program evaluations that the people who came to the Death Cafe events were already comfortable talking about death. People who are not comfortable don't come!  I don't like to push the idea on anyone. If you don't want to talk about it, you don't have to. Everybody is on their own journey. I do believe those who do confront their mortality when it is a hypothetical have an easier time when it becomes a reality. We are all going to die sometime and we really have no idea when.


What would you like your legacy to be?

I want people to say I was kind.


Thoughts for sharing:

"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." - Agatha Christie

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." ―Isaac Asimov

"No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow."

-Euripides

 

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Death Cafe: Westerville Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on June 28, 2017, 12:26 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Linda Manley

July 22, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend


FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY DEATH CAFE!!!
This is as authentic as you can get. No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind related to death & dying. This is ...



Death Cafe: Westerville Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Aug. 17, 2016, 6:57 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles

Jan. 14, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Death Cafe: Westerville Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on June 30, 2016, 9:31 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles

Aug. 6, 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Death Cafe write up: Westerville Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Jan. 26, 2016, 3:18 p.m.

Biggest attendance yet! We had 28 people. 100% of survey respondents said they would recommend the event to family or friends.



Death Cafe: Westerville Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Jan. 23, 2016, 2:26 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Linda Manley

March 24, 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Death Cafe: Westerville Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Jan. 23, 2016, 2:24 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Linda Manley

Feb. 25, 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Death Cafe: Westerville Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 13, 2015, 3:26 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Linda Manley

Jan. 23, 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Art: Happy Death

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Oct. 23, 2015, 4:47 p.m. 1 comment


Happy Death

Art: I talked about death

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Oct. 11, 2015, 8:43 a.m.


I talked about death

Death Cafe: Gahanna Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 23, 2015, 10:24 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Julie Olds

Oct. 6, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern)

free


Death Cafe Columbus is branching out to new locations! This event will be in Gahanna.

Coffee, tea and cake will be provided!

No RSVP is necessary. Bring friends and family ...



Death Cafe: Gahanna Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on May 13, 2015, 9:56 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Julie Olds

June 3, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern)

free


Death Cafe Columbus is branching out to new locations! This event will be in Gahanna.

Coffee, tea and cake will be provided!

No RSVP is necessary. Bring friends and family ...



Death Cafe: Gahanna Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on April 28, 2015, 1:41 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Julie Olds

May 7, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern)

free


Death Cafe Columbus is branching out to new locations! This event will be in Gahanna.

Coffee, tea and cake will be provided!

No RSVP is necessary. Bring friends and family ...



New Blog post: ICCFA Exhibit Hall

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on April 10, 2015, 3:56 p.m.


I'm attending the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) conference in San Antonio, TX. Coincidentally, the ICCFA conference is also here. ICCFA graciously allowed ADEC members to attend their exhibit hall. It was my first time at a funeral conference exhibit hall and so I walked up and down the aisles with awe. With permission from ICCFA, I took pictures of what drew my attention as a hospice social worker, a bereaved person ...



Practitioners question: Survey Data

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on March 4, 2015, 4:02 p.m.


Do you administer surveys at your Death Cafes? If so, have you tabulated the data?  Would like to compare results...

Death Cafe: Westerville A.M. Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Feb. 16, 2015, 3:05 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Eric Maedeker

March 7, 2015, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Art: Spoiler Alert

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Feb. 7, 2015, 7:10 p.m.


Spoiler Alert

Art: The Game of Life

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Feb. 7, 2015, 7:09 p.m.


The Game of Life

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Gahanna, OH

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Feb. 6, 2015, 7:58 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Julie Olds

March 19, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern)

free


Death Cafe Columbus is branching out to new locations! This event will be in Gahanna.

Coffee, tea and cake will be provided!

No RSVP is necessary. Bring friends and family ...



Death Cafe: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Jan. 11, 2015, 12:22 p.m.



With Linda and Pat Manley

Jan. 29, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.45 p.m. (EST)

free


NOTE: CLINTONVILLE LOCATION!!!!
Participants can purchase delicious food, pastry, drinks prior to program. Cake will be provided gratis.  Over 18 please.
 



With Lizzy Miles and Julie Olds

Jan. 21, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern)

free


This Death Cafe is a special offering for healthcare professionals who feel uncertain about attending a regular community Death Cafe. (We won't be checking IDs at the door, so ...



Death Cafe: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2014, 8:17 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles

Oct. 29, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Practitioners question: Got Media?

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Aug. 2, 2014, 5:39 a.m. 3 comments


If you landed a Death Cafe interview and you are nervous about talking to the media, send me a message through this website and I can help you prepare.  

Over the past two years I have done quite a few media interviews on Death Cafe: newspaper, magazine, radio, television.  I ...

Death Cafe: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on July 21, 2014, 12:04 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles

Sept. 10, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Death Cafe write up: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on July 18, 2014, 2:40 p.m.


In the past two years not much has changed for the Columbus Death Cafe and yet everything has changed. The Columbus event is just as it was 2 years ago...but now we have a whole connected network of hosts around the country and around the world.

There was a smaller group this evening, but with Death Cafe conversations, smaller is sometimes better.  The diversity of the attendee backgrounds and experiences always leads to an unpredictable conversation.  One attendee had a background in processing death penalty cases, which he mentioned as he introduced himself.  This led into a conversation about the recent ruling in California which deemed death ...



New Blog post: Caregiver strain

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on June 21, 2014, 2:05 p.m.


Found these two articles in the South China Morning Post back to back. I forgot the date. Sadly they speak to the universal nature of caregiver stress.  I am thankful that there are social workers like Megan Mooney who are working on interventions to support caregivers.  Megan's Caregiver Facebook discussion group is truly innovative.  At ICGB, we learned about other ways patient and caregiver anxiety can be reduced via mind-body training, art therapy or ...



New Blog post: Alive in the Mortuary

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on June 21, 2014, 1:57 p.m.


Found this in the South China Morning Post.  I forgot the date.  Imagine how desperate things would have to be to try to freeze yourself to death.  Egads.  This makes me sad.



First Death Cafe in Hong Kong!  Megan Mooney and Lizzy Miles helped the hosts get it up and running and were also present at the event.  Not mentioned as much in the article, this event followed the International Conference on Grief and Berevement, so in addition to the local attendees ...

South China Morning Post: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532994/hong-kongs-death-cafe-it-love-and-life-menu

New Blog post: Death Cafe HK

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on June 11, 2014, 8:14 a.m. 1 comment


Wow... just wow.  So neat to see this sign at the ICGB Conference.  



New Blog post: Can Death Be Funny?

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on June 10, 2014, 9:44 p.m. 7 comments


My favorite place to buy souvenirs is the grocery store. It is relatively inexpensive to buy a large number of gift items.

The other day Megan and I came across a Russian Roulette chocolate "game" here in Hong Kong. There are 12 chocolates in the box: 11 are tasty, and one has hot chili peppers and will "blow your head off." Immediately I laughed. Then I started thinking about how I could buy chocolate without ...



New Blog post: It's All Good

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on June 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m.


This trip has not been without its challenges. The flights were super long and just as we would fall asleep, the flight attendants would come on intercom and make a series of announcements in three languages.  When we got to Hong Kong, Megan's luggage was there. For me there was a sign taped to a bin telling me to find a baggage person. My luggage was not going to in Hong Kong for another ...



New Blog post: Fear of the Number 4

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on June 7, 2014, 10:27 a.m. 2 comments


Tretraphobia, or fear of the number 4, is very real in Hong Kong.  The elevators are missing the 4th and 13th floors.  The superstition against the number 4 is due to its Cantonese similarity to the word for death.  Here is an article about a current local controvery with the number 13.  Note at the bottom of the article, they were succesful with banning the number 4. 

http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/4559297-emotional-plea-for-13-richmond-hill-address-change-delayed/

Incidentally, our ...



New Blog post: Megan and Lizzy meet for the first time

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on June 5, 2014, 7 a.m. 5 comments


Megan flew in to Columbus today in preparation for our trip to Hong Kong. For dinner I took her to the Panera where the first Death Cafe in the United States was held.



Practitioners question: ICGB 2014

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on May 12, 2014, 7:37 p.m.


Wondering if any of the international Death Cafe hosts will be in Hong Kong for the International Conference on Grief and Bereavement?  Megan from St. Joe and I will be there.

Death Cafe: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on May 9, 2014, 1:53 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles

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

Free! (donations welcome)


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Practitioners question: Death Cafe Media Library

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on April 7, 2014, 11:50 p.m. 2 comments


Hi all,

Jon and I get media requests from journalists that are writing about the Death Cafe movement as a whole. Many times they ask for photographs of Death Cafe events. It would be nice to be able to showcase the diversity of Death Cafes.

If you have a high ...

Death Cafe: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on April 4, 2014, 11:48 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles

May 7, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (est)

Free! (donations welcome)


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Art: Quotes to Ponder - Crochet

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on March 16, 2014, 6:24 p.m. 1 comment


Quotes to Ponder - Crochet

Practitioners question: Topics at events

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on March 13, 2014, 3:45 a.m. 4 comments


The Death Cafe model is unique.  One key aspect is the unstructured/anything goes format.  Some well-meaning practitioners have put together events with structure and topics in attempt to meet their perceived needs of their community.  When these events are called Death Cafes, it is frustrating to purists who want ...

Art: Spoiler Alert

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on March 12, 2014, 9:07 p.m.


Spoiler Alert

This came to me one day when I woke up

Link: Death Cafe Webinar

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on March 12, 2014, 5:29 p.m. 3 comments


Hi all,

In conjunction with the Association for Death Education and Counseling, I am hosting a webinar about Death Cafe:

The Death Café Movement: Engaging the Community with Conversations about Death

You do not need to attend this webinar in order to host your own Death Cafe.  The guidelines for ...

http://www.adec.org/source/distanceEd/webinar_details.cfm?mtg=WEB0314

Death Cafe: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on March 8, 2014, 11:42 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles

April 2, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Free Event; Food available for purchase


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...



Practitioners question: Death Cafe surveys

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Jan. 19, 2014, 5:26 p.m. 7 comments


Curious how many practitioners are passing out surveys after the events. If you are, are you tabulating your results?  What have you learned from the surveys?  If you have tabulated results, I would love to see them.  It would be interesting to see how similar or different the events are ...

Practitioners question: Areas with no Death Cafes

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Jan. 19, 2014, 5:22 p.m. 5 comments


Hi all,

I like to count where Death Cafes are and where they aren't.  We have had Death Cafes in 34 states and D.C.  Where there aren't Death Cafes is most of the south.  Why do you suppose that is?  I could not find any in TN ...

Death Cafe: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Dec. 4, 2013, 6:17 p.m.



With Carissa and Lizzy

Dec. 14, 2013, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (est)

Free to attend. Please support the establishment


New location!  There is no cost to attend, however, Peet's Coffee and Tea is graciously allowing us to use the establishment.  We would appreciate patronage of their business in ...



Art: Clean the House

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 27, 2013, 8:56 a.m.


Clean the House

Art: Old Man

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 25, 2013, 6:13 p.m. 3 comments


Old Man

Art: The Up button

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 16, 2013, 2:49 p.m.


The Up button

Art: Die tomorrow

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 16, 2013, 2:49 p.m.


Die tomorrow

Art: Worms

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 16, 2013, 2:48 p.m.


Worms

Death Cafe write up: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 16, 2013, 2:43 p.m.


On November 14th, the Columbus Death Café met at the Lavash Café in Clintonville. The 14 participants were a diverse group with a wide range in ages (20’s to 60’s), backgrounds, and spiritual beliefs with a few describing themselves as atheists and agnostic, setting the tone for a thought-provoking night.

 

The dialogue was sometimes funny, often touching. One person read an excerpt from the popular book “Stiff” leading to a discussion about dark humor, grief and coping skills. Others discussed buckets lists, loss of pets, and an emerging trend of celebrating someone’s life before they die rather than after, at the funeral. A social ...



Art: Death and Taxes

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 16, 2013, 1:01 p.m.


Death and Taxes

Art: I'd rather Die in My Sleep

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 6, 2013, 5:16 p.m.


I'd rather Die in My Sleep

Art: Life is a School

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 6, 2013, 5:15 p.m.


Life is a School

Art: I'd Rather Rot

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 6, 2013, 5:15 p.m.


I'd Rather Rot
Rage against the dying of the light

Art: Early to Rise

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Nov. 6, 2013, 5:14 p.m.


Early to Rise

Death Cafe: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Oct. 24, 2013, 7:40 p.m.



With Linda Manley and Lizzy Miles

Nov. 14, 2013, 7.00 p.m. - 8.45 p.m. (EST)

free


NOTE: NEW LOCATION!!!!
Participants can purchase delicious food, pastry, drinks prior to program. Cake will be provided gratis.  Over 18 please.
 


Press: How to Die

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 16, 2013, 8:04 p.m.


Toronto Death Cafe starts around 13 minutes into the radio program

CBC Radio: http://www.cbc.ca/howtodoit/episodes/2013/08/27/how-to-die/

Press: "Death cafes" gaining popularity

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 16, 2013, 5:43 p.m.


Death Cafe: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 10 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Maria Johnson

Sept. 18, 2013, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Free (Donations appreciated but not expected)


Guests over 18 please.  If you are ordering dinner, please order in time to be seated by 7:00.  Feel free to bring your dinner in to the room.



Death Cafe write up: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #9

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:53 a.m.


On May 8, I was part of a radio show on WOSU, All Sides with Ann Fisher: Grave Matters: Dealing with Death which talked about a few aspects of death. Joshua Slocum, with Funeral Consumers Alliance talked about challenges with selecting a funeral home and planning a funeral.  Then I shared the story about the Death Café history, evolution and philosophy.  After me, Susan Soper, author of Obit Kitexplored the benefits of writing your own obituary.  I was so glad that we had an hour to talk about death and dying.  I discovered how popular the radio show was during the night of our eleventh Death Caf ...


Death Cafe: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #9

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:52 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Maria Johnson

May 15, 2013, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested $5 donation




Death Cafe write up: Second LGBT Death Cafe in the US!

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:51 a.m.


Who knew one could laugh so much at an event where people are sitting around talking about death?  Our 2ndLGBT Death Café was a totally different vibe from the first one.  The Death Café was hosted in partnership withStonewall Columbus, the local LGBT community center.  My co-host was Lori Gum, the program Director.  We had twelve attendees which was the perfect size for conversation.  We started out in three small groups and then rolled up to a larger group at the end.  I didn’t know WHAT they were talking about, but the other two tables would have frequent bursts of laughter.  Finally, when we ...


Death Cafe: Second LGBT Death Cafe in the US!

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:49 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Stonewall Columbus

April 30, 2013, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

Free




Death Cafe write up: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #7

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:45 a.m.


I Need to Know

By Lizzy Miles

 

This Death Café was an exciting event because we had just recently been featured in the Huffington Post in an article, “Death Cafes grow as a Place to Discuss, Learn about End of Life.” The article garnered hundreds of comments and I started to get emails from people who were interested in attending. I worried that we might have TOO big of a crowd.

 

But let’s be real here.  People aren’t beating down the doors to have a conversation about death. It take a brave soul to face their own mortality. I used to worry about attendance, but now ...



Death Cafe: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #8

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:43 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Maria Johnson

March 13, 2013, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested $5 donation




Death Cafe: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #7

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:43 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Maria Johnson

Feb. 6, 2013, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested $5 donation




Death Cafe write up: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #6

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:41 a.m.


The Death Café events never cease to amaze me in the variety of attendees, which leads to unique conversations each time.  This Death Café had some repeat attendees and some new ones.  Mix in an attendee with a Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology and an attendee who ...



Death Cafe: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #6

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:40 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Maria Johnson

Jan. 9, 2013, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested $5 donation




Death Cafe: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #5

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:37 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Maria Johnson

Nov. 12, 2012, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested $5 donation




Death Cafe write up: First LGBT Death Cafe in the US!

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:35 a.m.


The First LGBT Death Café in the United States

By Lizzy Miles

 

It was raining buckets on the evening that we had our first LGBT Death Café.  The event was hosted in partnership with Stonewall Columbus, an organization that has been serving the central Ohio LGBT community with programs and services for over thirty years.  I was so grateful that they agreed to co-organize this pilot program.

 

A funny side note about our cake for the event.  Lori Gum, my co-facilitator and the Stonewall Program Director, ordered it.  She requested that it  had tombstones, but a blue sky.  The cake decorator automatically asked if it was for Halloween ...



Death Cafe: First LGBT Death Cafe in the US!

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9:30 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Stonewall Columbus

Sept. 27, 2012, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Free




Death Cafe write up: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #3

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 9 a.m.


I am continually amazed at the diversity of conversations that arise from the Death Café events.  Each event is unique and the variety stems from the topics brought up by the participants.  While Maria and I call ourselves facilitators, we are more like hosts that start the ...



Death Cafe: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #3

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 8:48 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Maria Johnson

Sept. 24, 2012, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested $5 donation




Death Cafe write up: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #2

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 8:38 a.m.


Eddie Izzard may ask you to choose between cake or death, but at the Death Café, you can have cake AND death (conversation). Twenty-one people attended the second Columbus, Ohio Death Café on August 23, 2012.

 

When asked what interested them about the Death Café, the attendees ...



Death Cafe: Columbus Ohio Death Cafe #2

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 8:22 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Maria Johnson

Aug. 23, 2012, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Free


Guests over 18 please.



Death Cafe write up: First Death Cafe in the US!

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 8:14 a.m.


Thursday night’s Death Café event in Columbus, Ohio was a pleasant way to spend the evening.  Although it was hot and muggy outside, 13 brave participants came to gather with strangers to talk about death.

 

More than half of the attendees who RSVP’d ended up ...



Death Cafe: First Death Cafe in the US!

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles on Sept. 12, 2013, 7:52 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Maria Johnson

July 19, 2012, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Free


Guests over 18 please.





Contact Columbus Death Cafe/Lizzy Miles

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