A beautiful 8-minute video about death doula Alua Arthur, who helps people prepare for death physically, mentally, and spiritually.
“The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with ‘dignity.’ Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures… Read More
For a broader understanding of what is involved in implementing ‘death with dignity’ laws, read the following article that appeared in the New York Times: “Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.” by Paula Span for… Read More
For doctors like me, and anyone who has been at the bedside of a dying person, end-of-life planning can make at least some order out of chaos. And such planning appears to be gaining acceptance, according to a… Read More
The Crestone End-of-Life Project director/founder Stephanie Gaines talks to us about her organization and its singular open-air cremation site. Read the complete 2-part interview at the Seven Ponds Blog-site.
When Michelle wrote her Advanced Directives, preparing her own end-of-life wishes, she chose an open-air cremation as her first choice of disposition. The method appealed to her because she valued the idea of disintegrating into the air, surrounded… Read More