About this Death Cafe
This will be virtual to start, but based on feedback and health conditions, will be in-person in the future.
No Guest Speakers.
Just a few hours of honest conversation about death and the end of life experience. I know I'm not the only one that doesn't fear the next journey. Help me spread the word. Thank you!
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About By Your Side EOLD
Mary Allan, founder of By Your Side EOLD, spent 25 years as a Telecommunications Manager for Fortune 100/500 Companies. A recent heart calling put Mary on the path to becoming an End of Life Doula, enrolling at www.doulagiversinsititute.com as well as studying Stoicism and Mindfulness.
Mary has been fascinated with death since childhood, but not in a morbid way (other than her complete devotion to Stephen King). Rather, Mary was - and still is - enraptured by graveyards and the human history contained within wrought iron gates. This fascination with history and death was kept private, as Mary grew up in a time when death was not mentioned, let alone discussed.
Like many other things, the 2020 Pandemic ripped the blinders off society about death. In America, we saw thousands of people dying in the hospital, unable to feel human contact at their end of life experience. Society was forced to discuss death because it impacted so many people, much too quickly to process for even the strongest character.
Now is the time to change the narrative. Death is going to happen to each of us. Understanding, accepting, and embracing that reality allows a whole new perspective on living. It's never too late to stop fearing death. All we need to do is shine a light, and its power disappears.
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