Death Cafe profile for MelanieTheCreatrix


Location: New Zealand

http://www.thecreatrix.co.nz/

About MelanieTheCreatrix:

Hi...I'm an author, artist and photographer. Looking at the world through the lens of my camera slows me down and nourishes my soul.

I love discovering and sharing creative approaches to living a more authentic and fulfilling life.

The Thankyou Project is a charity I started in 2011 to help create a new currency of kindness based on gratitude.

I have published four books; including Goodbye - for Times of Sadness & Loss.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

For me it began with a series of white photographs I had taken in my travels around the globe. The pictures gave me a peaceful feeling and asked for a wider audience.

I began working on a book called Goodbye and halfway through the process my own life was thrown into disarray. So many changes, so much confusion.

The book ultimately and ironically supported my own healing and I've been following the trail of breadcrumbs ever since.

It has led me to a Certificate in Grief Support, and to becoming a DeathWalker. I'm excited about hosting conversations in the Death Cafe format to ultimately wake myself up to living this amazing life more fully and more consciously.


What would you like your legacy to be?

That I helped shift consciousness using my creativity


Thoughts for sharing:

This is one of my favourite quotes, it's by Anatole France:

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another


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MelanieTheCreatrix's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Invercargill Death Cafe

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on April 12, 2017, 2:05 a.m.



With Melanie Mason & Caroline Loo

April 30, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Invercargill)

Free. But please register if you are intending to come.


Our Death Cafe is a hosted conversation about death and dying [with coffee and cake!] from a social perspective, not necessarily a medical one. No experience necessary, but courage, curiousity ...



Death Cafe: Christchurch Death Cafe

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on March 28, 2017, 3:28 a.m.



With Melanie Mason

April 23, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Christchurch)

Free. But please register if you are intending to come.


Our Death Cafe is a hosted conversation about death and dying [with coffee and cake!] from a social perspective, not necessarily a medical one. No experience necessary, but courage, curiousity ...



Death Cafe: Christchurch Death Cafe

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on March 16, 2017, 12:12 a.m.



With Melanie Mayell

March 26, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Christchurch)

Free. But please register if you are intending to come.


Our Death Cafe is a hosted conversation about death and dying [with coffee and cake!] from a social perspective, not necessarily a medical one. No experience necessary, but courage, curiousity ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on Jan. 12, 2017, 2:07 a.m.



With Melanie Mayell

Feb. 26, 2017, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Wellington)

Free. But please register if you are intending to come.


Our Death Cafe is a hosted conversation about death and dying [with coffee and cake!] from a social perspective, not necessarily a medical one. No experience necessary, but courage, curiousity ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on Oct. 4, 2016, 11:50 p.m.



With Melanie Mayell

Oct. 30, 2016, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (New Zealand)

No charge but please book a seat as numbers limited


Our Death Cafe is a hosted conversation about death and dying [with coffee and cake!] from a social perspective, not necessarily a medical one. No experience necessary, but courage, curiousity ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on Sept. 5, 2016, 6:12 a.m.



With Melanie Mayell

Sept. 25, 2016, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (New Zealand)

No charge but please book a seat as numbers limited


Our Death Cafe is a hosted conversation about death and dying from a social perspective [not necessarily a medical one]. No experience necessary, but courage, curiousity and a sense of ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on Aug. 2, 2016, 4:07 a.m.



With Melanie Mayell

Aug. 28, 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. (New Zealand)

Free. But please register if you are intending to come.




Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on Aug. 2, 2016, 4:02 a.m.


Sunday's Death Cafe here in Christchurch was awesome and delicious. There were 9 courageous and curious souls, most of us strangers, who met over coffee and cake for a 2 hour conversation about death and dying.

Some of the things we discussed were Soul Midwifery, what it means to 'hold space' for the dying, Natural Burial in NZ, DeathWalker Training, Preparations paperwork and tidying up for our own deaths, Narrative Therapy used for the Dying and the Bereaved, as well as some very beautiful and poignant personal experiences that people shared.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on June 28, 2016, 7:14 p.m.



With Melanie Mayell & Penelope Craig

July 31, 2016, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (New Zealand)

No charge, but please reserve your seat


Our Death Cafe is a hosted conversation about death and dying from a social perspective [not necessarily a medical one]. Coffee and cake included!

We encourage participants to support each ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on May 31, 2016, 11:54 p.m.



With Melanie Mayell & Penelope Craig

June 26, 2016, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (New Zealand)

No charge, but please reserve your seat


Coffee, cake and conversation! Our intent is to host a conversation about death and dying with caring listeners in a safe environment. 

We encourage participants to support each other free ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on April 21, 2016, 11:11 p.m.



With Melanie Mayell, Penelope Craig, Chris Toner

May 29, 2016, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (New Zealand)

No charge but please book a seat as numbers limited


Our intent is to host a conversation about death and dying with caring listeners in a safe environment. 

We encourage participants to support each other free of any particular conclusion ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on March 20, 2016, 6:41 p.m.



With Melanie Mayell, Christine Toner

April 10, 2016, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (New Zealand)

Free. But please register if you are intending to come.


Our intent is to host a conversation about death and dying with caring listeners in a safe environment. 

We encourage participants to support each other free of any particular conclusion ...





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