Death Cafe profile for Cynthia Stadler


Location: United States

About Cynthia Stadler:

I am a midwife turned hospice nurse.  After 20 years of helping people into the world I have transitioned to helping them out.  I have been working in care of the dying and education regarding hospice for over 6 years.  I am the child of two parents with dementia and have cared intimately for two family members during their dying process.  I have two young adult children and am married to a geriatrician.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

In my work I see how discomfort and fear around the discussion of death prevents us from getting what we want at the end of our lives (or maybe even knowing what we want?).  i hope to hold a space where we can think about what really matters to each of us, explore thoughts, ideas and fears, and find ways to approach the end of our lives in alignment with how we live them.


What would you like your legacy to be?

That I worked to make a difference in the world.

That I moved through life with an open heart.

That I was kind and honest and loving.

That I didn't take myself too seriously- knew how to laugh and have a good time.


Thoughts for sharing:

Ring the bells that still can ring,forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything- that's how the light gets in.

-Leonard Cohen

You've heard it said that when all else fails, follow instructions.  So we breathe, try to slow down and pay attention, try to love and help God's other children, and-hardest of all, at least for me- learn to love our depressing, hilarious, most decent selves.  We get thirsty people water, read to the very young and old, and listen to the sad.  We pick up litter and try to leave the world a slightly better place for our stay here.

-Anne Lamott


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Cynthia Stadler's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in White River Junction, VT

Posted by Cynthia Stadler on April 10, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

I realized this was scheduled for Easter Sunday, so we are meeting the following weekend.

This is a great group- we have regulars and new people. lively and fun.

The April meeting we will be joined by a group og interested dartmouth Students!!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in White River Junction, VT

Posted by Cynthia Stadler on Jan. 18, 2017, 5:29 p.m.



With Cynthia Stadler

May 21, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (EST)

donations for food and use of the space accepted


This Death Cafe is held monthly, the 3rd Sunday of each month, 3-4:30 at the Open Door.  

All are welcome.

Snacks served.  

Lively conversation guaranteed!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in White River Junction, VT

Posted by Cynthia Stadler on Jan. 18, 2017, 5:25 p.m.



With Cynthia Stadler

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

donations for food and use of the space accepted


This Death Cafe is held monthly, the 3rd Sunday of each month, 3-4:30 at the Open Door.  

All are welcome.

Snacks served.  

Lively conversation guaranteed!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in White River Junction, VT

Posted by Cynthia Stadler on Jan. 18, 2017, 5:24 p.m.



With Cynthia Stadler

March 19, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (EST)

donations for food and use of the space accepted


This Death Cafe is held monthly, the 3rd Sunday of each month, 3-4:30 at the Open Door.  

All are welcome.

Snacks served.  

Lively conversation guaranteed!



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in White River Junction, VT

Posted by Cynthia Stadler on Jan. 18, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Great group of 9 participants- all newcomers to the Death Cafe.  We had tea and almonds and clementines and cookies and talked about dying green, creating an end of life bibliography, fears around death and a variety of other things.  We brainstormed about how to get the word out.

Inspiring for all!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in White River Junction, VT

Posted by Cynthia Stadler on Dec. 12, 2016, 10:20 a.m.



With Cynthia Stadler

Feb. 19, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (EST)

donations for food and use of the space accepted


This Death Cafe is held monthly, the 3rd Sunday of each month, 3-4:30 at the Open Door.  

All are welcome.

Snacks served.  

Lively conversation guaranteed!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in White River Junction, VT

Posted by Cynthia Stadler on Dec. 12, 2016, 10:17 a.m.



With Cynthia Stadler

Jan. 15, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (EST)

donations for food and use of the space accepted


This Death Cafe is held monthly, the 3rd Sunday of each month, 3-4:30 at the Open Door.  

All are welcome.

Snacks served.  

Lively conversation guaranteed!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in White River Junction, VT

Posted by Cynthia Stadler on Dec. 12, 2016, 9:57 a.m.



With Cynthia Stadler

Dec. 18, 2016, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (EST)

donations for food and use of the space accepted


This Death Cafe is held monthly, the 3rd Sunday of each month, 3-4:30 at the Open Door.  

All are welcome.

Snacks served.  

Lively conversation guaranteed!





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