July Death Cafe

A write up of Death Cafe Iowa

By DeathCafeIowa


For June’s Death Café Iowa we met at Palmers Deli & Market on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (member of the Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 8 people in attendance, 1 man and 7 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions.


Members brought several interesting topics to the group this month.


Several group members brought things to discuss such as the book dying well by Ira Byock. A few of the group members are actually part of a book club that is going to be starting the book in September. Another group member brought up the topic of what happens when someone dies in prison which also brought on the conversation about what happens when someone’s loved one dies when they are in prison. We also discussed a number of other topics consisting of mushroom suits, bucket lists, and death rituals. Each member contributed personal examples and experiences throughout the death cafe. We look forward to our conversation next month!


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