Death Cafe profile for Beth Maher

Location: United States

About Beth Maher:

After working 12 years as a homecare physician for Hospice Buffalo I was diagnosed with a potentially life-limiting disease. This potential brush with death prompted me to make significant changes in my life, including moving fulltime to the land I love: The Adirondacks.  I am following the advice that I gave countless times to my patients: If you are feeling well enough, go for "it" (what ever that "it" is). 

What brings you to Death Cafe?

I have been fortunate to participate in the intimate process of dying with many individuals and their families.  More often than not, dying can be a time great personal growth but fear can blunt that growth.  My hope is that openingly talking about DEATH can alleviate fear and increase the potential for it to be a time of personal growth.

What would you like your legacy to be?

That I spread some LOVE.

Thoughts for sharing:

Live each day like it could be your last.

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Beth Maher's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: North Creek Death Cafe

Posted by Beth Maher on Feb. 15, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

With Beth Maher

Feb. 21, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (eastern)


This session we will explore the question, "Are you ready?"

Practitioners question: Ice Breakers

Posted by Beth Maher on Jan. 28, 2019, 7:14 p.m. 1 comment

Ice Breakers

I am hosting my first death cafe this week and would appreciate ideas of how to get a conversation going. I plan to start by reminding the participants that this is not a grief support group.  I thought I would then ask folks what inspired them to come to the ...

Death Cafe write up: North Creek Death Cafe

Posted by Beth Maher on Jan. 8, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

A movement that started 8 years ago has made it to the North Country, and North Creek in particular.  Join us for this inaugural event while eating cake from Cafe Sarah!

Death Cafe: North Creek Death Cafe

Posted by Beth Maher on Jan. 8, 2019, 9:52 a.m.

With Johnsburg Library

Jan. 31, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Eastern)


Death Cafe is a time to drink tea, eat cake, talk about death with a view to helping us all make the most of our (finite) lives.  The cake will ...

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