Death Cafe blog

Ever planned an alternative funeral?

Posted Tuesday 08 May 2018 Written by Kirsty


Have you ever arranged an alternative or unusual funeral for someone close to you? Are you planning one ahead of time for yourself? Are you a funeral director who has planned an unusual funeral? I’d love to speak to you!

I am writing an article for on ...

Use the D words

Posted Monday 07 May 2018 Written by RachelMc

Working in Palliative Care, I frequently coming across colleagues using euphemisms which can be easily misinterpreted by patients and their families. I've written a short poem to highlight the many phrases we use and to encourage everyone to simply use the 'D' words - death, dying, dead - we all know ...

How Barbara Bush's Decision for Comfort Care is Sparking Dialogue around Choice at the End of Life

Posted Monday 30 April 2018 Written by deejoy

The majority of Americans say that they want to die at home, yet about 75% of older adults are dying in nursing homes and hospitals. The majority of money spent on healthcare is spent during the last year, often in the last few months, of life. Why? Because we haven ...

Grieving emotionally and physically

Posted Tuesday 24 April 2018 Written by schowalk

When someone dies, in the aftermath, we experience something called grief.


I was 14 when my family of 6 was in a car crash and my dad died. The rest of us survived, but in the wake of the crash we found grief. While I knew I had entered into ...

Green and Natural Burial Project

Posted Thursday 12 April 2018 Written by LillianB

Are you planning to have a natural burial or use some other type of alternative option to embalmed burial or cremation? 

I've been working on a project about greener options (specifically in Illinois), and I'd love to talk to someone who actually wants to use these methods. 

Please ...

Organ donation after death

Posted Friday 30 March 2018 Written by

Death can be a new beginning and knowing in life your organs will not be wasted brings comfort and pride, in giving this gift you are receiving a gift of saving lives.

Right now across the UK, there are around 6,500 people in need of an organ transplant, including ...

Death,no heart

Posted Tuesday 13 March 2018 Written by win4whole

Dead and death,I scare.

I do believe when the time come,we will release.

I knew dead the time when I saw people not move,heart stop,face change,body that cold.

That my grandmother,I was 17 years old,he passed away,and she stun for few day ...

Feature Film Project - Death Rituals

Posted Friday 02 February 2018 Written by alice++

Hi there, 


It's great to find this beautiful resource and see what everyone else is up to. Super inspiring. I am making a feature film about death rituals with my partner -- here's a little bit about the project. If you'de like to get in touch at all ...


Posted Wednesday 31 January 2018 Written by therealamjt



Death is very underrated. Age is the number that shows how close we are to death or how less it is to the inevitable death. Death is the destination that everyone shares, there’s no stopping it. Life is not a game. It was never a game. If it is ...

16-28 year old UK Death Cafe hosts/facilitators for BBC radio programme

Posted Monday 08 January 2018 Written by Chelsea

Hi everyone,

I produced a programme about Death Cafes for the World Service last year - - and having received such a positive response, I'm keen to bring Jon's work and the death cafe movement to other BBC audiences.

Therefore, I'm currently ...

Connecting the Death Cafe Dots in Austria

Posted Monday 13 November 2017 Written by aderieg


Death Cafe came relatively early to Austria. Jella Jost’s motivation for initiating the first Death Cafe in Vienna, however, had less to do with Vienna’s reputation for being a rather morbid city, but more with her personal experience with her mother’s death. When she came across Jon ...

Your Death Cafe Experience

Posted Monday 06 November 2017 Written by earlck

Thank you to everyone that gave their response for my research. The survey is now closed. 

Cake and Karma at the Death Cafe

Posted Tuesday 24 October 2017 Written by msanders13

What better way to commemorate 9/11 than to gather with a group of barefooted strangers to sip tea and talk about death?

My friend Dorothy and I decided to check out a Death Cafe. I have mentioned these in an earlier post.  Held globally, they provide an opportunity for ...

The Jury Is Still Out.

Posted Monday 23 October 2017 Written by HopeO

The conversation started out revolving around faith and for some others, a lack of it.

There were recounts of near-death experiences and in one particular recount, the subject had been unconscious for 3 days, throwing his family into a distraught state so much so that, as he said, after ...

Celebration of Life or Denial of Death?

Posted Friday 13 October 2017 Written by linda

People are often surprised when they learn of my love-hate relationship with the term “Celebration of Life.”

"But you're a Celebrant!" they say. "Doesn't that mean you like to celebrate?"

Well, yes...and no. It depends. 

Let’s take a look at Google’s definition of the word ...

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