Death Cafe profile for Jools Barsky
Location: United Kingdom
About Jools Barsky:
Co-founder of Death Cafe, sister of Death Cafe founder Jon Underwood.
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Jools Barsky's posts on the Death Cafe website
This is just a very brief message to commemorate today as being Death Cafe’s 7th birthday!!
It has been a whirlwind and we’ve learnt so, so much in the last 12 months it‘s hard to know where to begin!!
Unfortunately I’ve had a pretty debilitating eye issue which put the brakes on getting the traditional birthday video filmed and edited for today.
I would still very much love to talk to ...
Posted by Jools Barsky on Sept. 14, 2018, 6:18 a.m.
Created in 2011 by British entrepreneur Jon Underwood, "The Death Cafe is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or cafe), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas," ...
Isle of Wight Observer: https://iwobserver.co.uk/2018/09/11/death-cafe-comes-to-newport/
New fiction book written about a Death Cafe:
As in life, death is not without its agenda. This is something seventy-nine year old Edna Reid finds out when her partner, Ted, suddenly dies.
To cope with her loss, she sets up a Death Cafe to break down the taboo around ...
It is hard to believe that an entire year has passed since we lost Jon Underwood. This post is to mark an anniversary that seems very hard to comprehend.
So what have we learned during these last 12 months?
We have learned that grief is a constant companion, but that it ebbs and flows and can change from a dull ache to something much more powerful in an instant, sometimes for no obvious reason.
Posted by Jools Barsky on April 20, 2018, 1:19 p.m.
The arriving guests who examined the floral china found skulls in the patterns. Books about death stood on tables at the corners of the room. Coffee, tea and cake were on the house.
Death is an inevitable part of life but for most of us it’s a taboo subject. The documentary Dying to Talk hears from the people who are talking about it in 'Death Cafes' around the world. Presenter, Julian Keane and producer, Chelsea Dickinson answer listeners’ questions on the documentary ...
A great big congratulations to HUCI who have co-ordinated the 2nd Death Cafe Massive taking place on 13th December across four countries and 23 cities:
Tucumán (Argentina), Toledo , Lima (Peru), Madrid and Madrid 2 , Collado Villalba , Seville , Pamplona , Hospitalet , Granada , Talavera , Alicante , Vigo , Malaga , Zarautz , Algorta , Burgos , Donostia , Murcia ...
I was contacted recently by an individual concerned that someone was offering a Death Cafe where alcohol was served.
My personal opinion (and from discussions that Donna and I had with Jon, his perspective also) is that it is okay for alcohol to be served so long as ...
Posted by Jools Barsky on Nov. 10, 2017, 3:28 a.m.
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Hello Death Cafe community!
We still need experienced Death Cafe hosts to be media representatives - ideally we'll have several people in each country where Death Cafes are held.
If you're interested you will need to provide the following information:
1: Your name
2: Your email
3: Your location ...
Since I have been managing the admin on Death Cafe and keeping a closer eye on things, it has come to my attention that the below is still an issue.
Due to the growing awareness of Death Cafe and the inevitable changes we're now facing, it's ...
Posted by Jools Barsky on Aug. 10, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
New Blog post: Before Jon's funeral - words from Jon's mother-in-law Carol
Posted by Jools Barsky on July 5, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
A tribute to my lovely son-in-law Jon Underwood
You were a special person but it's only now you're gone I realise how special a person you really were.
I was quite intolerant of Death Cafe because I didn't understand it. I'm afraid to say you can still learn lessons no matter how old you are, but just because I didn't understand or agree doesn't make it wrong, it was ...
Posted by Jools Barsky on July 3, 2017, 12:39 p.m. 6 comments
Jon’s family have been overwhelmed by the love and support they have received from the Death Cafe community following Jon’s sudden death this week.
As we have read in so many of the beautiful tributes that have poured in over the last few days, Jon’s work was ground-breaking and pioneering. His funeral will be no exception.
The Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London meant a lot to Jon. He gave up a well ...
As you all know the objective of Death Cafe is helping us all 'make the most of our finite lives'. With shocking poignancy on Sunday 25th June we experienced the finiteness of life at its most brutal. And more specifically the finiteness of the life of Jon Underwood, founder of Death Cafe, dad to two truly amazing children and my husband. He was 44.
Comfort is very hard to find right now, but there is ...
With Jools Barsky
Feb. 27, 2013, 6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)
With Death Cafe Tacoma facilitator
Jan. 11, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
We want to support ourselves and our community in bringing death out of the closet!
So named because of the large number of shipwrecks that have occured on its rocky shores.
But despite the ominous name, it is still frequented by budding surfers looking for a thrill-ride!
We're all about embracing new media, and we now have our very own Pinterest page with all sorts of intriguing deathy things!
You can follow us by visiting:
It's been two years since this project began, and to see where it started and where it is today makes me beam with pride.
It is all thanks to the wonderful death-chat devoutee Jon Underwood, and all the fantastic contributors across the globe who have put so much time into making Death Cafe such a huge success.
Congratulations Jon, your new site is exceptionally elegant and exciting, informative and professional.
Can't wait to ...
In the search for a cool new background to adorn our site, I came across this beauty from designer TopNinja. And how true it is!
If one must, this sounds like a good way to go
After watching this weeks' episode of Human Planet on the BBC, I was intrigued to see the discussion of a practice known as "sky burial", as mentioned in our earlier post. In the mountains of Nepal, the high altitudes prevent Buddhists from practicing their usual method of body disposal (cremation) and so alternative methods are sought.
The deceased is taken to a remote part of the mountains and a ritual is performed by a specialist ...