Death Cafe profile for Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney


Location: United States

https://www.facebook.com/deathcafestjoe

About Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney :

My name is Megan Mooney. I have an MSW and work in end of life research. I'm very passionate about hospice, palliative care and end of life. I've been hosting Death Cafes since March 2013 and love helping to take the taboo off of death. This is such a wonderful community to be a part of.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

My interest in hosting a Death Café stem from my own experiences surrounding death, my research in end of life, and my experiences as a medical social worker in the emergency department. I want to open up the conversation about death, thereby reducing the taboo surrounding death conversations. I believe that if people are more educated about end-of-life decisions, we can promote a better quality of life for people and their caregivers. Also, as a social worker I feel that it’s important to bring social change to our society and the Death Café guidelines supports these principles.


What would you like your legacy to be?

I want to be remembered for being a good mother and a caring person. I want my legacy to be that I helped change the world; even if only in a small way.


Thoughts for sharing:

“To begin depriving death of its greatest advantage over us, let us adopt a way clean contrary to that common one; let us deprive death of its strangeness, let us frequent it, let us get used to it; let us have nothing more often in mind than death... We do not know where death awaits us: so let us wait for it everywhere." 

"To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.” ― Michel de Montaigne

 

"You matter because of who you are. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can , not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” –Dame CicelySaunders

 

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

 

"Live your own life, for you will die your own death.




Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney 's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. Joe 2 Year Anniversary!

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on March 27, 2015, 10:12 a.m.



With Megan Mooney, MSW and Jamie Exline, BSW

April 1, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central )

Free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. Joe # 18

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Feb. 17, 2015, 12:21 p.m.



With Megan Mooney, MSW and Jamie Exline, BSW

Feb. 25, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central )

Free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. Joe # 17

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Jan. 5, 2015, 5:09 p.m.



With Megan Mooney, MSW and Jamie Exline, BSW

Jan. 14, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central )

Free



Death Cafe: Salt Spring Death Cafe

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Nov. 13, 2014, 5:18 p.m.



With Megan Mooney, MSW and Jamie Exline, BSW

Nov. 30, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Central )

Free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. Joe # 14

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Sept. 29, 2014, 4:49 p.m.



With Megan Mooney, MSW and Jamie Exline, BSW

Oct. 22, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central )

Free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. Joe # 13

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Sept. 4, 2014, 5:50 p.m.



With Megan Mooney, MSW and Jamie Exline, BSW

Sept. 24, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central )

Free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. Joe #12

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Aug. 12, 2014, 5:10 p.m.



With Megan Mooney, MSW

Aug. 20, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central )

Free



New Blog post: The Dragon Boat Festival and Sticky Rice Dumplings

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on June 10, 2014, 9:43 p.m. 1 comment


The Dragon Boat Festival is called Duan Wu Jie in Chinese. Jie means festival. The festival is celebrated on the 5th of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. The dragon is an ancient Chinese symbol of auspicious power. Just like at a Death Café and other great events, there is also food involved. Here there are sticky rice dumplings or zongzi. The Dragon Boat Festival is a time honored festival that is held ...



New Blog post: My Talk With Raymond

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on June 10, 2014, 2:46 p.m.


I went to Starbucks the other morning, my daily ritual, and started talking to a local named Raymond. I had taken some photos and asked him what they meant. We had a wonderful talk about death and dying and I told him all about the Death Café. He was very excited to hear about this movement and that there was one starting in Hong Kong. When we started talking about death, he told me about ...



New Blog post: Joss paper

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on June 7, 2014, 9:54 a.m.


Today we visited a store in Hong Kong that sold Joss paper (also known as ghost money) and other contemporary/westernized varieties of Joss paper that included paper currency, gambling coins, as well as paper clothes, houses, cars, toiletries, electronics and etc. Joss paper are sheets of paper and/or paper-crafts made into burnt offerings which are common in various Asian religious practices including theveneration of the deceased on holidays and special occasions ...




I pulled up to KCI (the airport at Kansas City) to begin my travels and as soon as I arrived, the guy taking my luggage asked me about my Death Café t-shirt. I told him all about Death Café. I then went into the airport and began talking to numerous other people about Death Café, and death and dying. Many of them were so grateful to hear about this movement. As I continued my travels ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. Joe # 11

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on May 24, 2014, 12:41 a.m.



With Megan Mooney, MSW,Harold McClellan, LMSW and Jessica Goehring, BSW

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

Free; cupackes will be served and you can purchase your own drinks at the counter.


Please join us for a night of coffee, cupcakes and open conversations about death!



Art: The Thief of Life

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Feb. 17, 2014, 3:50 p.m.


The Thief of Life

"We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life"-Joshua Glenn Clark

Art: Death Awareness

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Feb. 17, 2014, 3:46 p.m.


Death Awareness

“An awareness and understanding of death raises our state of life. When we are cognizant of the reality and inevitability of death we begin to seek the eternal, and become determined to make the most valuable use of each moment of life.”- Daisaku Ikeda

Art: Memento Mori

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Feb. 17, 2014, 3:41 p.m.


Memento Mori

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”  -Susan Sontag


With Megan Mooney, MSW

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

Free; cupackes will be served and you can purchase your own drinks at the counter.


1.      My interest in hosting a Death Café stem from my own experiences surrounding death, my research in end of life, and my experiences as a medical social worker. I ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. Joe #9

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Jan. 3, 2014, 12:32 p.m.



With Megan Mooney, MSW

Jan. 15, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central)

Free; cupackes will be served and you can purchase your own drinks at the counter.


1.      My interest in hosting a Death Café stem from my own experiences surrounding death, my research in end of life, and my experiences as a medical social worker. I ...




Art: Practicing death

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Dec. 11, 2013, 2:27 p.m.


Practicing death

Created by Megan Mooney for Death Cafe.

Art: Defeating death

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Dec. 11, 2013, 2:25 p.m.


Defeating death

Created by Megan for Death Cafe.

Art: E. E. Cummings

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Dec. 2, 2013, 2:55 p.m.


E. E. Cummings

Art: We do not know where death awaits us

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Dec. 2, 2013, 2:51 p.m. 2 comments


We do not know where death awaits us

Art: The Art of Living and Dying

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Nov. 11, 2013, 5:47 p.m.


The Art of Living and Dying

Art: Latin Proverb

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Nov. 11, 2013, 5:29 p.m.


Latin Proverb

Art: Dying is nothing to fear

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Nov. 11, 2013, 5:21 p.m.


Dying is nothing to fear

I took this photo and made this with a quote from one of my all time favorite ladies :)

Art: Death Cafe Objective

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Nov. 11, 2013, 5:14 p.m. 1 comment


  Death Cafe Objective
The objective of Death Cafe is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. - See more at: http://deathcafe.com/what/#sthash.NxhVOlAT.dpuf
The objective of Death Cafe is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. - See more at: http://deathcafe.com/what/#sthash.NxhVOlAT.dpuf

Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. Joe

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on Aug. 28, 2013, 11:23 a.m.



With Megan Mooney, MSW; Harold McClellan, MSW and Jessica Goehring, BSW

Nov. 6, 2013, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central )

Free


My interest in hosting a Death Café stem from my own experiences surrounding death, my research in end of life, and my experiences as a medical social worker in the ...