Death Cafe profile for maggieboone


Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Aug. 29, 2017, 1:17 p.m.


With Maggie and Sharon

Sept. 23, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Aug. 29, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

 

 

Belleville Death Café Write-up 8/19/2017

Our session started out with the discussion about Rock Steady. Rock Steady is a boxing program for those who have Parkinson’s disease. Since one of our group has Parkinson’s, it was important information to us.

We then discussed the responsibilities of a funeral home when someone is planning a funeral. This also included the rights of an individual in said planning. This information was state specific so it only entailed those of us in Illinois. Another conversation included the fact that one can have a funeral in their own home. Funerals can be expensive and sometimes, without preplanning and ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on July 21, 2017, 11:21 a.m.


With Maggie and Sharon

Aug. 19, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on April 26, 2017, 10:51 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

May 20, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated


Death cafe is a community space for discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. We hold a group-oriented discussion with no specific ...



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on April 26, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

 

Belleville Death Café Summary 4222017

The summary for this meeting contains a lot of information (either by attachment or websites listed). Our discussions were varied and all pertained to internment or inurnment as well as ways to memorialize our dead loved ones. The information is by no means, legal advice and should only be used for educational purposes. That is fitting considering the purpose behind the Death Café is to educate individuals about death to dispel avoiding or fearing aspects of death. When that happens, one can then proceed with living. Death is as natural and inevitable as birth.

Here are the educational materials promised. I am working ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on April 3, 2017, 12:54 p.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

April 22, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated


Death cafe is a community space for discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. We hold a group-oriented discussion with no specific ...



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on April 3, 2017, 12:53 p.m.

3252017 Belleville Death Café Summary

We had another great discussion. One thing that came up with one of the participants was the idea of saying, “He’s dead” did not feel quite natural (and maybe in my opinion uncomfortable anxiety on both ends of that conversation) and the preferred reference was “passed away” or “passed on”.  Where did these euphemisms originate and why? The rational attitude is not fear of death or a desire to put it off for as long as possible, but perhaps to make it more comfortable to talk about it.  What happens when a loved one has died and someone calls or asks about ...



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Feb. 24, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

We had a lot of interesting discussion spanning a variety of topics. It was nice to see all of the new participants from last month return as well as one of our original participants. After greeting everyone and more introductions, we started our discussions.

The first topic began when it was asked of the participant that was diagnosed with Parkinson’s had started a dialog with the family about death in respect to what she wanted at the end of life. This became a segway into the importance of advanced directives, and the different forms one should have easy access to. The information everyone in Illinois should look ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Feb. 24, 2017, 2:03 p.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

March 25, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated


Death cafe is a community space for discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. We hold a group-oriented discussion with no specific ...



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Feb. 1, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

Belleville Death Café welcomed five new participants at our January meeting. With a recent loss of a husband and a son, as well as one new participant diagnosed with Parkinson’s, the new participants were curious about what a Death Café was. They had questions and even though there never is a clear answer on why a husband doesn’t wake up, a son dies before mom and dad, or who will end up with a disease such as Parkinson’s, we were able to discuss the impact of death and dying. It was interesting to hear about the difference in the ability to cope with death.

The ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Feb. 1, 2017, 10:03 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Feb. 18, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated


Death cafe is a community space for discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. We hold a group-oriented discussion with no specific ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Jan. 22, 2017, 1:02 p.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Jan. 28, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated


At our Death Cafe people gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Nov. 20, 2016, 11:43 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Dec. 17, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated


Death cafe is a community space for discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. We hold a group-oriented discussion with no specific ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Sept. 15, 2016, 12:20 p.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Sept. 24, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Aug. 30, 2016, 3:28 p.m.

Belleville Death Café Reflections from 8/27/2016

Wow, what a great discussion! We truly missed everyone who was unable to make it. We had Mr. Chong Lee and his associates from KBS in San Francisco join us and filmed the whole discussion meeting for his documentary his is making. After the discussion meeting, Mr. Lee interviewed about five participants.

The discussion started with something that Sharon had wanted to cover concerning an incident where a friend of hers with a DNR went from the hospital back to a nursing facility and something happened where the nursing facility did not honor the DNR. Unfortunately, the person died anyway ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Aug. 27, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated


This will be an especially poignant meeting. There have been so many issues with our loved ones, elders/seniors in nursing homes, funeral homes, and hospice. We will be extending ...



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on June 1, 2016, 8:08 a.m.


It was wonderful to have all the particpants - both old and new. We bascially celebrated our one year anniversary.

Many topics were discussed including green "death suits" and other ways to be buried/cremated and memorialized. Personal experiences were shared and discussed since even though it feels like you are alone in certain terminal situations, it is surprising to find out that others have experienced similar experiences.

The next meeting will take place on May 21st from 6pm - 8pm CST at the Miscellanea House Cafe. Hope to see everyone back and new faces as well.

 



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on June 1, 2016, 8:01 a.m.

There were quite a few deaths the past month and the group decided it was important to return to a discussion about pre-arrangments. Maggie brought in copies of the Illinois State Living Will - a simple one page document that informs health care professionals about wishes such as a DNR (do ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on June 1, 2016, 7:53 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

June 18, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated


This is an open forum with no particular agenda. This allows all participants to engage in discussions about all aspects of death and dying so they can let go of ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on May 4, 2016, 10:34 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

May 21, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated


Our purpose is to help people come to terms with death. We are not a support group. We are a discussion group that talks about all aspects of death to ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on April 4, 2016, 11:53 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

April 23, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated


This will be the one year anniversary of the Belleville, IL Death Cafe. The first Death Cafe held in the state.

We are a group of people who come together ...



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Feb. 28, 2016, 1:06 p.m.

We were pleased to welcome 8 new participants into the fold. These new members had read a recently published article about the death cafe in the Belleville News-Democrat. We began the meeting with introductions since there were so many new participants. Each were asked to provide their name and their reasons for joining our Death Cafe discussion.


We discussed green burials using mushroom spores which aid in decomp of bodies. This may be an alternative for the overcrowding of the available cemeteries.

The discussion then went to voluntary sharing of the first encounter with death and how the family embraced (or not) it. It was interesting to note ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Feb. 28, 2016, 12:47 p.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

March 12, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Feb. 3, 2016, 12:02 p.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Feb. 27, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations welcome



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Dec. 24, 2015, 11:43 a.m.

The December 8th meeting was short due to many participants attending Christmas parties. Discussion on picking up of the Before I Die wall donated to the Death Cafe by Southwestern Illinois College's Schmidt Art Center. Arrangements were made for the pickup and further discussion included reconstructin of the wall in the Rose Garden as a dedication to Janet, our local aldewoman who died suddenly of a heart attack.

 

The Belleville News Democrat is interested in doing an article on the Death Cafe and tenative plans for the interview is scheduled for the January 23rd meeting.



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Dec. 24, 2015, 11:38 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Jan. 23, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Nov. 27, 2015, 10:47 a.m. 1 comment

The Belleville, IL Death Cafe met on Nov 21st from 6pm and ran quite late until 10pm (normally we are done at 8pm but the meeting lasted longer than normal - expected at this time of the year as the holidays bring painful memories back to those of us who have lost loved ones). We had the privilege of having Gateway of Shadows paranormal investigators join our meeting and we once again discussed the age old question of "is there life after death" and if there is, is our loved ones safe, healthy, and at peace.

 

Evidence of some of their investigations were shown and for some of us ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Nov. 27, 2015, 10:32 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Dec. 5, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations are appreciated



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Nov. 1, 2015, 11:29 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Nov. 21, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

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Death cafe is a community space for discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. We hold a  group-oriented discussion with no specific ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Oct. 19, 2015, 12:30 p.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Nov. 21, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

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This is a place where people are free to have an open discussion on all aspects in the death and dying. This is important to share with friends and family ...



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Oct. 5, 2015, 11:41 a.m.


Our 9/26 meeting was amazing! We unveiled our Before I Die wall that will be secured on the outside of the Miscellanea House Cafe. Over 11 participants signed the wall and we discussed the wall that will be unveiled at Southwestern Illinois College's Schmidt Art Center patio on 10/12 starting at 9am. We were pleased to see some diversity in signatures. We had signatures in English, Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish. The wall will be attached to the side of the Miscellanea House Cafe on Monday, 10/5.

We continued discussion on prearrangements and the importance of starting the conversation. This also took us back ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Sept. 30, 2015, 12:02 p.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Oct. 18, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (CST)

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The purpose of our Death Cafe is to talk openly and freely about the many aspects related to death which include memorializing lost loved ones, afterlife, process of dying, Hospice ...



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Aug. 31, 2015, 10:09 a.m.


The August 15, 2015 Belleville Death Cafe was inspiring. Attendance was down a bit, but we still had 9 members show up including one of the new members from last meeting. The discussion opened with an update on the Before I Die walls - 2 walls are ready to be constructed. The one at Miscellaena House Cafe that we originally thought would be up by 8/15 had a slight funding snafu but we decided to scale down that wall so it can go up before the wall at Southwestern Illinois College. I believe the construction is waiting on the labor part since the materials have been purchased from ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Aug. 31, 2015, 9:33 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Sept. 26, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations for cake and "funeral dogs" and the Before I Die wall


Our Death Cafe is an open discussion on aspects of death and process of death. We have had many discussions since April ranging from fear of death, Hospice, prearrangements, cultural ...



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on July 23, 2015, 9:05 a.m.

Death Café on July 18, 2015

Wow, we had a great turn out welcoming Brandy from Belleville; Christina and Kim from St Louis, MO as new members at our Death Cafe. Sharon exhibited photos of her grandmother and others that were taken many, many years ago. The interesting part of the photos was that they were all dead. Apparently eyes were painted on closed eyelids and they were posed as if they were alive (unfortunately, her grandmother’s right eye was a bit crooked and slightly smeared). Another member brought in cremains that she found in a drawer of an antique (said to be around 100 years old ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on July 23, 2015, 8:30 a.m.



With Maggie and Sharon

Aug. 15, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

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We are running this Death Cafe with the purpose of having an open discussion about death and all that encompasses so people can learn to make the most of living.



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on July 6, 2015, 9:25 a.m.


 

 

Death Café      6/27/2015        6pm – 8pm CST

The 3rd Death Café hosted by Sharon Egler at the Miscellanea House Café was held on June 27th. There were a few more attendees that are new. A Southern Illinois Hospice representative and an actual medium attended along with the regular attendees which made for an interesting discussion centered around closure after the death of a loved one and moved to new ways of memorializing their lives.

Sharon had done some research and found some methods of memorializing such as stained glass pieces bonded with cremains, Human DNA trees (Biopresence apparently claim to transcode human DNA into trees ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on July 6, 2015, 8:53 a.m.



With Maggie Boone Tribout

July 18, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations for cake and "funeral dogs"


Open discusions on living life like there is no tomorrow because tomorrow never gets here. With open discussion, we can then try and understand death will come and no one ...



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on June 17, 2015, 9:25 a.m.


At the May 30, 2015 Belleville, IL Death Cafe hosted by Sharon Egler, there were 10 participants. A discussion ensued pertaining to a prospective project for the community that we are hoping will bring even more awareness to the purpose and mission of the Death Cafe. A proposal from Sharon Egler involved doing a public bucket list on the side of the Miscellanea House Cafe. She had visited a website (http://beforeidie.cc/site/), purchased a couple of books - one for the Miscellanea House Cafe and one for Maggie Tribout. Both are in the process of working out the details to put a public bucket list (A Before ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Belleville, Illinois

Posted by maggieboone on June 17, 2015, 9:09 a.m.

Belleville, Illinois had their first Death Café at the Miscellanea House Café on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 6 pm CST to 8 pm CST. Thirteen participants attended. The host, Maggie Boone Tribout, started the discussion off with explaining the purpose behind having an open discussion about death in order to dispel some of the fear and dread about it so that people could then free themselves to start going about the business of living and enjoying the life they have.  Discussions also included discussing death with children since that was difficult for parents and children encounter death with their pets, grandparents, siblings, friends, and parents, Near death ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on June 17, 2015, 9:02 a.m.


With Sharon Egler

June 27, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations for cake and pastries



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on April 29, 2015, 9:29 a.m.


With Sharon Egler

May 30, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations for cake and pastries


This will be the second one held. The success of the first one held in Belleville, IL inspired participants to hold monthly Death Cafes. Unfortunately, Maggie Boone Tribout, the first ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Belleville, Illinois

Posted by maggieboone on March 30, 2015, 11:29 a.m.


With Maggie Boone Tribout

April 25, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Not asking for donations


I have had a lot of personal experience with death in the past few years. I lost everyone in my immediate family, including my husband, except one sister who is ...