Death Cafe blog

#1 of 3 All the stars are in the sky

Posted Thursday 14 May 2020 Written by

This spring I cared for my mum in the last days of her illness. I wrote several times during that period as a way to comfort myself. Here is the first of three blogs taken from some of that material. 


I have only ...

Death wellies and tea!

Posted Thursday 30 April 2020 Written by griefwellies“Grief has no rules, sometimes you’ve got to just put on your welly’s and stomp through the mud, day by day”

Since setting up Grief wellies 7 years ago I have been dabbling with the idea of running a “Death ...

the heart of all action

Posted Friday 24 April 2020 Written by ASP

is death.

been dead, been around it awhile.

death- not a blog post

but the most awkward embarassing personal thing to happen to me. 

sometimes people dying just want to be alone to die. not when family's around.

when people left her room for a minute andrea decided to ...

She knew She Was Dying

Posted Thursday 23 April 2020 Written by flyfree

Hi, Some years back now my mom died in her cottage attached to our house separated by an indoor patio. It was early morning before sun up and I was still half asleep. My husband who always got up early was watching tv and he could see the door to ...

Death Cafe and Covid-19

Posted Tuesday 24 March 2020 Written by Jools

Hello to all our Death Cafe hosts, both new and those who have been with us for a long time. 

We have never in our lifetimes had to contend with such unprecedented changes to our lifestyle, and threats to our health and wellbeing. Never has there been such a need ...

Vida detrás de la Muerte

Posted Monday 02 March 2020 Written by CarmenGloria

Son muchas las veces que vemos algo y nuestra percepcion selectiva nos oculta muchos detalles que tienen gran relevancia y que a simple vista no observamoc... Aqui vemos un cementerio, pero cuantos vieron las hermosas flores y las juguetonas abejitas que estan a su alrededor... A esto le llamo OBSERVACION ...

A note from Jools - Death Cafe reaches 10,000 events

Posted Saturday 18 January 2020 Written by Jools

Hi all,

I am delighted to share with you that January 2020 has seen us reach 10,000 events in 69 countries (and that's just those that have been listed on our website!)!!

When my brother Jon Underwood, the founder of Death Cafe, held the first Death Cafe in ...

Waiting to die for a long time

Posted Friday 03 January 2020 Written by helpplease

As the years have rolled on by, Life has got tougher. The fight that was once there has faded, It abruptly disappeared a few years ago, surfaced recently and is fading once more. 

I have tried to kill myself before and want to die but want to die through the ...


Posted Monday 11 November 2019 Written by MikeLee

After many years of suffering miserably from an undiagnosed case of severe thanatophobia, when the mental health professionals finally nailed it down, relief was incredibly and wonderfuly sudden.  And so now that I'm feeling better, I want to share some humour about it.

What happens when we die?

Posted Wednesday 06 November 2019 Written by Mabmob

Please watch my video for a full explanation and discussion.


Dr. Burns

Starting a Death Cafe in Rutland VT

Posted Monday 28 October 2019 Written by NLSobotka

I just completed the UVM certificate End Of Life Doula program and hoping to orgranize a monthly Death Cafe in Rutland, VT, my hometown.

I would love a little direction, maybe a EOL Doula/Death Cafe mentor, to guide me as to organizing a successful Death Cafe...and the pitfalls ...

Till death do us part!

Posted Thursday 26 September 2019 Written by Sonalimantoo

Death. Mortality. End of Life. Something inevitable, yet rarely discussed and a source of intense discomfort for most. When mentioned, it is considered inauspicious and rude in many cultures. Death is an integral part of the workday for a Critical Care Physician like me. But it was never a topic ...

The last few moments with my father

Posted Sunday 15 September 2019 Written by Bansree04

Losing my hurt how a rock cracks open. The silence of my heart breaking was deafening. The pain was numbing and my breathe was shallow. But then there came a voice from within that said, 'this is for the best', I shattered as I realize how true it was. i ...

'' The dead are with us ''

Posted Thursday 15 August 2019 Written by

 I would like to share with you, The following paragraphs are taken from a lecture by Rudolf Steiner made over a hundred years ago. This lecture is available as a small book titled ‘ The Dead are with Us’ by Sophia Books. Or it can be obtained as a part of ...

Looking At Your Own Mortality

Posted Tuesday 16 July 2019 Written by yanaec

Dealing with your own mortality can be a challenging prospect, but approaching death doesn’t have to be an unpleasant or deeply distressing experience. With the right support and care, this sacred journey can be calm, peaceful and tranquil.


Although death is the only certainty in life, it can be ...

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