Death Cafe profile for Sue Klefstad

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About Sue Klefstad:

Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was adamant that no one dies alone:

But at the time of transition, your guides, your guardian angels, people whom you have loved and who have passed on before you, will be there to help you. We have verified this beyond a shadow of a doubt, and I say this as a scientist. There will always be someone to help you with this transition. (On Life After Death, p.27)

I call those who come from the other side to help with the transition of death End Friends.

What brings you to Death Cafe?

I'm a strong believer in talking about death for reasons ranging from informing our loved ones of our end-of-life wishes to acknowledging the one event we can guarantee. Making friends with death is making friends with life.

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Sue Klefstad's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe write up: Chambana Death Cafe March 2017

Posted by Sue Klefstad on March 5, 2017, 7:24 a.m.

A group of thirteen of us (isn't that appropriate?) met to talk about death, lightly facilitated by Sherry Gilles. A diverse group, we touched on topics ranging from morphine against air hunger to The Grim Reaper enjoying his job. It was a delightful time, with good talk and good laughs. I'm so glad I went.

New Blog post: End Friends: No One Dies Alone

Posted by Sue Klefstad on Jan. 25, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

No one dies alone.

No One Dies Alone is a great organization that puts a living breathing human at the bedside of a dying person, but I’m talking about End Friends, psychopomps, beings that help with the transition of death.

I became aware of End Friends when my father was in critical care and I was in a nearby hotel room struggling with a thorny problem. The problem suddenly righted itself, and just as ...

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