Death Cafe blog

Nothing Ever Lasts Forever

Posted Monday 06 February 2023 Written by TheresaD

The only certainty in life is death. This is a sentence I find myself saying on the regular when people ask what I do for a job. When I tell them I'm an undertaker, they usually reply with something along the lines of (with a hint of sarcasm) "Well ...

Death never comes when it needs to

Posted Thursday 29 December 2022 Written by Monkiki62

Alot of people have misconceptions about death until you are in a position where you need it. Right now im in a conflicting area of "I don't want to die, I want to live. But I need to die". I say I need to die because my life truly ...

Thank you

Posted Wednesday 30 November 2022 Written by Jackalope74

You have successfully explained a thought that is pure. My name is Jack and I have experienced so much loss. Understand that I will never run from death, but I will not send off that dinner invitation to death. Thank you for your wonderful thoughts!

Condemned to suffer

Posted Sunday 13 November 2022 Written by Broken-heart

I believe I came across this blog for a reason. I hate everything that the media has potraid as love. I want to die, I dont wanna die. I want Love, I can't find love.

Somehow deep down in my heart, all the struggles of financial stability and health ...

Terminal Velocity

Posted Wednesday 02 November 2022 Written by GrainOfSand

Choosing a profile name can often be time consuming. Maybe something calculated, or just the first thing that comes to mind. First that came to me was PotatoCakes. Random and spontaneous, but odd and I'm not sure why my brain came up with that. But a name extreme may ...

the grass withers

Posted Tuesday 11 October 2022 Written by jmoore


“The grass withers; the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass.  The grass withers; the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever” (Isaiah 40:7-8).

We are grass.  We wither and fade away.  We will die.

I ...

Questions I Asked Myself

Posted Thursday 04 August 2022 Written by Billy-Dean

Who gets everything you own when you die? My wife.

How will your wife survive after you’re dead? Her memories, her friends, her investments and her part-time job.

How will you manage your suffering when you are dying? My wife's bedside comfort and perhaps a dose or two ...

Book Recommendations?

Posted Tuesday 02 August 2022 Written by chloe127

Hello! I am new here, with the suggestion from my therapist.

I am often consumed with intrusive thoughts about family members/friends dying, and often fear my own death. These are my thoughts 24/7 and totally consume me. No words can describe how it makes me feel - and will ...

Let's redesign grief together: an upcoming online workshop

Posted Friday 24 June 2022 Written by Clo

How harmful is the taboo around death that prevents us from preparing to it and properly dealing with its aftermaths? How hurtful is the way our bereavement is dismissed?

We are left with few to no tools to face the huge emotional burden that comes with the loss of a ...

Re-Designing Grief Together

Posted Tuesday 07 June 2022 Written by Clo

Hi everyone, I am a 21 years old girl from Italy and I am a designer.

I've been attending death cafès because of my mother's death one year and a half ago, and I have decided to do something about it, about the way we grief: without ...

Can a materialistic view of life and death provide a source of inspiration? Of comfort?

Posted Sunday 29 May 2022 Written by fredbsmith


I find I cannot choose what I believe; some things strike me as believable and others not.  The world presents its own truths, and I have integrity to the extent that my beliefs align with these truths and honesty to the extent that I openly avow them.




I cannot accept ...

Planning After a Terminal Illness Diagnosis

Posted Tuesday 05 April 2022 Written by Lucille123

At a Death Cafe (, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The goal is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. Reach out ( today to find out ...

Why make films about death?

Posted Thursday 03 March 2022 Written by barryjgibb

I absolutely love making films. I've worked in a lab, teasing apart the cellular basis of life and written a book about the brain but the act of capturing real life, then editing it to create a story reigns supreme. And, while it's lovely to get paid to ...

Will We Be Bored In Heaven?

Posted Friday 28 January 2022 Written by michaelburke

by Michael Burke



Most of us hope that after we die we go to some sort of after-life. It might be Heaven, or paradise or some spiritual realm where there is nothing but love and peace. Whatever it is we imagine it’s way better then life ...

5 Beautiful Ways to Remember Your Dog

Posted Monday 20 December 2021 Written by Jools

Although your pet might seem full of life right now, one day they will die. Their eyes will lose their sparkle, their tail will grow still, and their life will slip away. Losing your pet can seem unbearably painful, but it’s something you need to prepare yourself for if ...

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