Where's the Line?

Posted by Gina Vliet on March 25, 2021, 1:06 p.m.



I have been hosting Death Cafe every 2-3 weeks since 2018. I am also a Death Educator in real life. However, I have been very careful never to mention what I do, nor allow industry people to use DC as a marketing or advice-giving platform. I've also attended a couple of other DC's where it was like a networking event for EOL industry people. Definitely don't want that. 

I want to ensure a safe space for open discussion with no expectations of an outcome. But human beings are problem solvers! 

My question for you is: where is the line? Do you offer advice and resources in your cafes? Do you allow information sharing and problem solving when pragmatic questions are asked? I do not wish to instruct or educate, but I keep getting asked by my regulars to provide insight, and I am not sure how to proceed. AM I being to rigid in how I am interpereting the rules? 

Looking for guidance on the spirit and intent of Death Cafe. 

With gratitude, Gina

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