Death Cafe profile for Angela Laakso

Location: United States

About Angela Laakso:

I am a Death Doula and Grief Coach living in Akron, Ohio. I am the owner and president of Astral Dragonfly, the name under which I operate as a death positive advocate. I am INELDA trained and NEDA proficient. I completed my Bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo with a focus in LGBTQIA+ communities and Death & Dying. I am currently a candidate for a Masters in Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland. Also, I will receive my certification from The Grief Recovery Method in August. 

What brings you to Death Cafe?

As a death positive advocate, I have begun to hold Death Cafe's in my area and would like to network with others who have held them, and promote my events on this site.

What would you like your legacy to be?

That I made people's lives better. 

Thoughts for sharing:

“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”

― Anne Lamott

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Angela Laakso's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Downtown Akron, Ohio

Posted by Angela Laakso on May 19, 2023, 10:04 a.m.

With Astral Dragonfly Community

June 8, 2023, 4.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Est)



A Death Cafe, hosted by Astral Dragonfly, on June 8, 2023, at the Main Library in Downtown Akron from 4:30-7:00 pm. This event is open to anyone who ...

Death Cafe: Akron Ohio Death Cafe by Astral Dragonfly

Posted by Angela Laakso on July 26, 2021, 1:16 p.m.

With Angela Laakso

Sept. 9, 2021, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)


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