Death Cafe profile for Jo Moselen


Location: New Zealand

About Jo Moselen:

Jo Moselen and Jo Samuel. 

We offer undertaking and funeral services in Whangarei, NZ at A Graceful Undertaking Ltd.

Working in this feild we see first hand the value of having talked about death and dying before one is faced with a death.

Hosting death cafes is one of the ways we enjoy being actively involved in encouraging open conversations about all things related to death and dying and contributing to death positivity.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

Our own personal journeys with death and dying and working in the industry and the desire to contribute to death positivity. 




Jo Moselen's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Whangarei No. #12

Posted by Jo Moselen on Jan. 3, 2021, 6:02 p.m.

We met a t Dickens Inn, the separate room was occupied so we met in the main area of the cafe. Meeting at cafes always brings the issue of noise and difficulty of hearing. There were a group of 9 of us a couple of new people and regular attendees. A range of topics were discussed including end of life choice bill (which was voted in in the 2020 Government election) advance life planning, personal experiences of the death of a loved one and beliefs about after death. It was a lively discussion with most people getting a chance to contribute. 2 hours goes so quickly. 



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Whangarei No.11

Posted by Jo Moselen on Jan. 3, 2021, 5:49 p.m.

This DeathCafe did not happen due to covid restrictions



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Whangarei

Posted by Jo Moselen on Jan. 3, 2021, 5:46 p.m.

A lively cafe with 13 people attending.



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Whangarei No.11

Posted by Jo Moselen on Nov. 2, 2020, 7:27 p.m.

This Death Café was on the morning after an overnight deluge which caused widespread flooding and destruction, a group of 10 hardy folks braved the conditions to be there, with others not being able to make it due to road closures and unsafe conditions.  Most had been to a Death Café before with a couple of new people.  We began our conversation with why we had come along to a Death Café - a place to talk about death and dying, seeking information, interested in others ideas about what happens after death were some of what motivated people to come along. Our conversation then focused a lot on a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Whangarei No. #12

Posted by Jo Moselen on Oct. 26, 2020, 9:09 p.m.


With Jo Moselen & Jo Samuel

Nov. 7, 2020, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (NZDST)

Free


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Whangarei No.11

Posted by Jo Moselen on July 15, 2020, 6:09 p.m.


With Jo Moselen

July 18, 2020, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (NZST)

Accepts donations


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Whangarei no#9

Posted by Jo Moselen on Nov. 11, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

We met at another new venue for our 9th Death Cafe, at this venue we were able to occupy a room to ourselves, although that did not achieve a quieter space as comments were made to it being a bit airless and echoed. We were 15 in number including 2 of us hosting the café. There were 5 people who had not joined us before.

We started with introductions and how people were feeling at that time about life and or death.

One person had recently experienced the death of a partner and shared her feelings of lack of support and the difficulty she experienced with the ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Whangarei no#9

Posted by Jo Moselen on Oct. 15, 2019, 10:17 p.m.


With Jo Moselen and Jo Samuel

Nov. 2, 2019, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (NZDST)

Free

This is the 9th death cafe that we have held and will continue to hold regular death cafes to promote conversations about death in our community.



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Whangarei

Posted by Jo Moselen on Oct. 6, 2019, 12:20 a.m.

We gathered at the airport cafe, The Apron, for what was another thought provoking and stimulating conversation amongst 27 of us. It was a surprising turnout given the weather. We split into two groups and after a round of introductions the conversations ranged from end of life choices, what makes a good death, sharing of personal experiences and stories, near death experiences, body and organ donation and the practicalities around death and dying. 

To close we invited everyone to sum up in 3 or 4 words how they were feeling and it was clear everyone was energised and not quite ready to finish the conversation.

With such a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Whangarei

Posted by Jo Moselen on June 16, 2019, 9:24 p.m.



With Jo Moselen and Jo Samuel

June 29, 2019, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (NZST)

Free

He are holding this death cafe at the Apron cafe at Whangarei airport for the first time. We continue to look for cafes that are less busy and quiet enough ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Whangarei no#7

Posted by Jo Moselen on March 10, 2019, 11:39 p.m.

Our meeting in March was our 7th death cafe meeting. There were 14 of us in total, 9 first time attendees. 

Our conversation started with introductions and sharing about what brought us to this meeting. From the new people it was about having an interest to attend and to experience and find out what happens at a death cafe.

Others who have attended before talked about how our conversations always left them feeling enlivened.

We discussed the experience of being completely undone and put back together in a new way, being completley changed on a cellular level by the deaths of close loved ones. Interest was shown in ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Whangarei no#7

Posted by Jo Moselen on Feb. 3, 2019, 3:41 a.m.


With Jo Moselen and Jo Samuel

March 9, 2019, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (NZDST)

Free

This is being held in a cafe which we have met at twice before. Hopefully we can get the big round table outside. This worked well last time.  This will ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Whangarei no#6

Posted by Jo Moselen on Dec. 5, 2018, 1:38 a.m.

 

The Totara Cafe was once again our venue and despite the weather we were able to occupy the big round outdoor table up until the last 30 mins when we did have to retreat indoors. 

 

We were a group of eleven of which six were attending for the first time.

 

As always after an introductory round the conversation gains a life of its own and we discussed suicide with some people having direct experience of the death of a loved one by suicide, how we feel about there being no funeral which is becoming more common and this led into what IS a funeral and do we think ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Whangarei no#6

Posted by Jo Moselen on Nov. 22, 2018, 9:05 p.m.


With Jo Moselen and Jo Samuel

Nov. 24, 2018, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (NZDST)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Whangarei no#5

Posted by Jo Moselen on Aug. 20, 2018, 1:59 a.m.

We held this death cafe at a cafe that had a separate room, which was great except the arrival of cafe staff with orders was a continous interruption. 13 people came along which is the most we have had at a cafe. The larger number created an energy where the conversations were deep, connected honest and emotional. The feed back reflected that apart from the interruptions from cafe staff most people got alot value from attending and want them to be held more frequently.  To leave a death cafe with a feeling of connection was lovely.

 



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Whangarei no#5

Posted by Jo Moselen on May 28, 2018, 5:04 a.m.


With Jo Moselen and Jo Samuel

June 23, 2018, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (NZST)

Free event just purchase your coffee and cake

This is the 5th Death Cafe we have held in Whangarei.

 

We will continue to hold Death Cafe's to foster death positivity in our community.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Whangarei

Posted by Jo Moselen on May 28, 2018, 4:56 a.m.


With Jo Moselen and Jo Samuel

June 23, 2018, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (NZST)

Free event just purchase your coffee and cake

This is the 5th Death Cafe we have held in Whangarei. 

We will continue to hold Death Cafe's to promote and foster death positivity in our community.