Death Cafe profile for Gina Vliet


Location: Canada

About Gina Vliet:

Gina is a member The Order of the Good Death and an advocate for death positivity. She is a Certified Executor Advisor and a change management specialist focused on guiding people through the uncomfortable, the unexpected, and the inevitable.  


What brings you to Death Cafe?

I want to bring discussions about death and dying back into everyday conversation.

 


Thoughts for sharing:

I believe getting comfortable with our entire life cycle allows us to address the emotional aspects of death and dying. This frees us to work on the practical parts of the process, and in doing so we can find more joy in living. 

 


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Gina Vliet's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Edmonton

Posted by Gina Vliet on Feb. 2, 2019, 11:18 p.m.



With Gina Vliet

Feb. 20, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (Mountain)

Accepts donations

Gina has a training and facilitation background and runs these meetups in a way that ensures everyone has a chance to contribute, and all participants feel respected and safe. 



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Edmonton

Posted by Gina Vliet on Jan. 19, 2019, 4:15 p.m.


With Gina Vliet

Jan. 30, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (Mountain)

Accepts donations

Gina has a training and facilitation background and runs these meetups in a way that ensures everyone has a chance to contribute, and all participants feel respected and safe. 



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Edmonton

Posted by Gina Vliet on Dec. 6, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

There was an even half dozen of us for this Tuesday evening gathering, December 4, 2018. All but one were returning attendees, which was nice to see. We were pretty much the only people in the café, as the weather was a bit nasty, but we made up for it in personality!

For this week’s meet, the group wanted to begin by addressing the question I had posted on our MeetUp page, “How has having someone die around a special date/holiday impacted you? Where do mourning/grieving them and celebrating their life intersect?”

We talked about loss and loneliness, especially around the holidays, and how our ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Edmonton

Posted by Gina Vliet on Nov. 26, 2018, 8:11 p.m.



With Gina Vliet

Dec. 4, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (Mountain)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Edmonton

Posted by Gina Vliet on Nov. 22, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

We were a small but mighty group for this week's November 19th gathering. But what amazing discussion! Two themes really stuck out for me during the evening. One was how the potential for living on virtually will impact how we define death and dying in the future. With the onset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and our ongoing virtual lives on Facebook, etc., will we ever really die? David Eagleman’s idea of the third death came up. Will we die a third and final time, being forgotten, if we live on in the matrix forever?

We expanded that conversation to the concepts of the soul, karma, and ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Edmonton

Posted by Gina Vliet on Nov. 21, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

We held our first Death Café Edmonton on November 1st, the Day of The Dead. Just because we’re fun that way.
The event seats had sold out quickly, but as with any free event, about half didn’t show up. Not to worry, our empty seats were taken by some wait listers, and a few people who just happened upon the event, which was most excellent. We ended up with two perfectly sized groups of four, which kept the conversation lively and everyone engaged.

I started by thanking the venue, made sure everyone had all the tea and snacks they wanted, then went into the history of ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Edmonton

Posted by Gina Vliet on Nov. 8, 2018, 11:37 a.m.



With Gina Vliet

Nov. 19, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (Mountain)

Free


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Edmonton

Posted by Gina Vliet on Oct. 15, 2018, 12:30 p.m.



With Gina Vliet

Nov. 1, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (Mountain)

Free




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