Death Cafe profile for Christine Borchert


Location: United States

http://www.endoflifedoulaservices.com/

About Christine Borchert:

I was recently asked why I'm so fascinated with death. I had to respond that I don't think I'm fascinated with death, I'm deeply in love with human beings and I think we can improve the way we approach dying. Having walked the slow path to death of my mother, father and maternal aunt gives me a bit of experience to draw on in this discussion. I've decided to pursue work with the dying in a non-medical way. The Death Cafe gives us an opportunity to wonder about death and dying in a safe place. Please join me.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

I was thrilled to attend my first Death Cafe a few months ago, it confirmed for me that this would be a good place to have questions raised and wondered about in a safe way. I hope to provide an environment where people can raise questions, challenge common beliefs and grow together. If I can help one person/family have a conversation that allows for a deepened relationship and feeling of connection in our American culture then I'll know I'm on the right path.


What would you like your legacy to be?

I'd love to see us gain the ability to talk about dying without feeling like we need to protect each other. That willingness to step into brokenheartedness and then experience the love and friendship that can be remembered, nurtured and strengthened, that deep connectivity, that's what I'd like my legacy to be.


Thoughts for sharing:

"Grief is a way of loving, love is a way of grieving." Stephen Jenkinson


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Christine Borchert's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Death Cafe SE Portland

Posted by Christine Borchert on May 8, 2017, 12:21 p.m.



With Christine Borchert

July 9, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Free-Donations accepted.


Personal experience with the death of three beloved family members left me with a number of regrets and doubts that I carried with me for many years. Once I realized ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe SE Portland

Posted by Christine Borchert on May 8, 2017, 12:10 p.m.



With Christine Borchert

June 25, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Free-Donations accepted.


Personal experience with the death of three beloved family members left me with a number of regrets and doubts that I carried with me for many years. Once I realized ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe SE Portland

Posted by Christine Borchert on April 23, 2017, 10:15 p.m.



With Christine Borchert

May 21, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Free-donations accepted offset the cost of treats!


THIS DEATH CAFE IS FULL. PLEASE SEARCH  Death Cafe SE Portland for additional Death Cafes hosted by Christine Borchert. 



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe SE Portland

Posted by Christine Borchert on April 7, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

April 7th turned out to be a pretty major windstorm but that didn't keep the 2 guests from traveling 45+ minutes to attend. 

The conversation flowed really well after the introduction. 

We talked about protecting each other from sadness around dying.

We talked about how to offer the opportunity to talk about a loss with a friend.

We talked about how to be okay with not being everything to everyone and how to prioritize our needs without feeling selfish.

We shared our stories of loved ones who died, shed a few tears and left feeling like kindred spirits who just spent an hour and a half together ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe SE Portland

Posted by Christine Borchert on March 20, 2017, 4:04 p.m.



With Christine Marie Borchert

May 1, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (Pacific)

Free


Personal experience with the death of three beloved family members left me with a number of regrets and doubts that I carried with me for many years. Once I realized ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe SE Portland

Posted by Christine Borchert on March 20, 2017, 4:03 p.m.



With Christine Marie Borchert

April 23, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Pacific)

Free-donations accepted to support the work of the End of Life Care Collaborative


Personal experience with the death of three beloved family members left me with a number of regrets and doubts that I carried with me for many years. Once I realized ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe SE Portland

Posted by Christine Borchert on March 20, 2017, 4:01 p.m.



With Christine Borchert

April 17, 2017, 12.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Free-donations accepted to support the work of the End of Life Care Collaborative


Personal experience with the death of three beloved family members left me with a number of regrets and doubts that I carried with me for many years. Once I realized ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe SE Portland

Posted by Christine Borchert on March 20, 2017, 3:51 p.m.



With Christine Marie Borchert

April 7, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (Pacific)

Free-donations accepted to support the work of the End of Life Care Collaborative


Personal experience with the death of three beloved family members left me with a number of regrets and doubts that I carried with me for many years. Once I realized ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe SE Portland OR

Posted by Christine Borchert on June 9, 2016, 5:46 p.m.



With Christine Borchert

July 10, 2016, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (PDT)

Free


Let's learn a bit about each other and explore topics of interest related to death and dying. Tea, water, coffee and a treat will be provided. Bring something to ...





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