Death Cafe profile for Amanda Allen


Location: United States

About Amanda Allen:

I am studying to become a death doula and find our culture's utter fear and refusal to talk about death interesting. I want to learn why others feel the way they do.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

I want to provide a safe place for people to discuss their thoughts and ideas on death. I think that opening up a forum, especially in a progressive place like Seattle, will help our society find an acceptance of death.


What would you like your legacy to be?

To help people understand that life is precious, and if we let ourselves live fully we will have no reason to fear death.


Thoughts for sharing:

From all I've learned, it's just to live everyday like it is your last and if you are about to leave this world, put imporance into telling people what you think. It's ok to be scared, and it's ok to grieve, but we all have to do it. 




Amanda Allen's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Seattle

Posted by Amanda Allen on July 13, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

This Death Cafe was very enlightening about what people percieve as success in life, and how the preceding generation to ours found attachment in things over experience. We discussed how anxiety can prevent people from living, and how our attachment to things can do the same. We talked about the surprise of death, or how people will allow themselves to seem more needy than they might be because they're afraid of being forgotten if they stop needing help.
Our group is beautiful and sweet, and I believe most of us left with thoughts on how we can minimalize our belongings to the imortant things and leave our ...



Death Cafe: July 2017 Death Cafe South Seattle

Posted by Amanda Allen on July 13, 2017, 11:20 p.m.



With Antares Wellness, Lashanna Williams and Amanda Allen

July 28, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (pacific)

5-10 optional donation, just to help with costs but definitely not necessary


Tonight's presentation and Death Cafe are going to be postponed. We didn't have enough RSVP's and we're all either tired, sick or summer'd out.
We ...


Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Seattle

Posted by Amanda Allen on June 20, 2017, 10:33 p.m.



With Amanda Allen

June 30, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (pacific )

Free



Death Cafe: 5th Monthly West Seattle Death Cafe

Posted by Amanda Allen on March 24, 2017, 2:33 p.m.



With Amanda Allen

March 31, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Pacific Standard)

No donations, please buy something while you're here. We're trying to help the shop owner after the loss of her husband.


The "Sometimes Life Gets in the Way of Death" Death Cafe is West Seattle Death Cafe's 5th monthly meeting.

We will be discussing life reviewing, talking about some helpful ...



Death Cafe: 4th Monthly West Seattle Death Cafe

Posted by Amanda Allen on Feb. 4, 2017, 11:58 p.m.



With Amanda, Lashanna and the owners of Resting Waters

Feb. 24, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (pacific)

Non-specified donations welcome to continue to hold the event, but certainly not required.


For our fourth monthly Death Cafe, we will be hosting at the Resting Waters aquamation pet funeral home in West Seattle. 
The first part of the event will include an ...



Death Cafe write up: West Seattle Death Cafe

Posted by Amanda Allen on Nov. 26, 2016, 2:08 a.m.


This was a really great experience. We had a mix of personalities at our first death cafe.
There were a lot of questions about end of life planning, and a couple of the attendees said that after hearing some stories, they wanted to do more planning of their end of life wishes.
I hope next time that we focus more on the metaphysical and religious aspects of death but I loved the practical questions. After all, that's the reason I started my journey on this path.
Next time we are holding it in a different venue to see if a different parking situation encourages more attendees. All ...



Death Cafe: Second Monthly West Seattle Death Cafe

Posted by Amanda Allen on Nov. 26, 2016, 2:02 a.m.



With Amanda Allen and Lashanna Williams

Dec. 16, 2016, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Pacific)

if you want to donate please feel free, this is not required though


We just really believe this conversation helps not only get ready for their end of life, but also helps people live life better.



Death Cafe: West Seattle Death Cafe

Posted by Amanda Allen on Oct. 12, 2016, 1:56 p.m.



With Amanda and Lashanna, and Darci

Nov. 5, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Pacific Standard)

Non-specified donations welcome to continue to hold the event, but certainly not required.


This Death Cafe is being held in part to help our community to resources regarding death, dying and their end of life plans. 

This is a longer Death Cafe which ...