Death Cafe profile for Jett Koda

Location: United States

About Jett Koda:

I work with hospice, co-facilitate Death Cafe's and am training as a Death Doula.  I am currently in a Master's of Social Work program which supplements my work with clients that is trauma informed and holds the nuances of social justice awareness. I am consistently training in anti-racism work and am on a path of listening, learning, collaborating and connecting. I am part of the LGBTQ+ community.

What brings you to Death Cafe?

I am a student and practitioner of all that is death and dying: grief work, trauma, loss (cultural, personal, familial), intergenerational healing, and ancestral work. My wish to work more deeply with death and dying deepened after losing my first baby daughter only five days after her birth. Not only actual death, but all transitions are my most beloved work including spiritual initiations, gender transitions, relation~shifts and letting go ceremonial work. 


Thoughts for sharing:

“We can harness the awareness of death to appreciate the fact that we are alive, to encourage self-exploration, to clarify our values, to find meaning, and to generate positive action. It is the impermanence of life that gives us perspective. As we come in contact with life’s precarious nature, we also come to appreciate its preciousness. Then we don’t want to waste a minute. We want to enter our lives fully and use them in a responsible way. Death is a good companion on the road to living well and dying without regret.” 


Frank Ostaseski, The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

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Jett Koda's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: LGBTQ Online Death Cafe PST

Posted by Jett Koda on Jan. 29, 2021, 1:51 p.m.

With Jett Koda & Disability, Aging, Veteran Services at Washington County, Oregon

Feb. 18, 2021, 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (PST)


Death and dying aren't often talked about, but they touch us all. Join us for a facilitated conversation as we explore this taboo topic together. This is not therapy ...

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