Share Your Story
Hearing about others' experiences can be helpful when dealing with death and bereavement. Do you have a personal experience that you'd feel comfortable sharing with the campaign? If so, let us know...
Every life on this earth will experience the same, inescapable event. Cause and time of death may vary, but all will die. Yet, with rarely an exception, the news that we, or a loved one, is facing imminent death hits us with overwhelming shock. Unlike many other cultures, we are never ready and certainly not okay with dying, death, or bereavement.
I revisit my memories of the hours alone and with my family while holding the space for my mom to transition from this life to whatever is next. The moments within those hours: giggling over an unexpected sound, challenging each other in a feisty game of cards, discussing how it must have been for mom to be alone so much while dad was at war, each of these moments deserve to be noticed and remembered.
The Passing Diaries' goal is to encourage and participate in the transformation of our society's response to death, generating a collective shift from fear to love.
Please feel free to visit:
The Dying Matters Coalition is led by the National Council for Palliative Care,
the umbrella charity for end of life care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Freephone 08000 21 44 66