By Lawrie Roberts
The events programmes that run locally as part of Dying Matters Week are radical in their intent to transform the culture and develop the conversation around death and dying within our society. But in bringing communities together to discuss, hear about and make
By Panisara Peungsuk
In the beginning, my project’s interest was to try to understand the differences between Thai and British culture. Later on, due to my grandmother dying, it influenced me to reframe my research from looking at the
As we begin the run up to Christmas, thoughts and conversation will turn increasingly to those who have died, so what better time to note the one most important facility available to anyone who has been bereaved - the AtaLoss.org signposting website.
We live in a culture that for
by Awen Clement
We all come from the goddess and to her we shall return,
like a drop of rain, flowing to the ocean
– Traditional pagan chant
It is safe to say that Paganism is a minority faith group in the UK, yet current estimates suggest the
By John Rainsbury
Sadly my wife and I lost our 6 year old son Will in February this year following a 9 month battle with an aggressive brain tumour. Will was a beautiful, adventurous and “oh so cheeky” little boy, full of life and adventure.
By Dr Judith Tobin
"If this is over, if this is the end please let me hold you one last time" sung Swedish star Agnes in her hit “One last time”.
Derek and Eirwin were married nearly 60 years ago. Four years ago, after she developed
By Stephanie Owens
Hallowe’en, or Samhain (Sao-win) as it is known to Pagans, is the final harvest of the year and Pagan New Year. It is traditionally a time to remember the dead and honour our ancestors. It is when the “veil” between the world of the living and the
By Sophia Zupanc.
Before being named a 2019 Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Sophia worked in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber Institute and as a hospice volunteer while completing her undergraduate education at Wellesley College. Sophia can be found on
By Sonal Dave
WHAT INDIAN RITUALS CAN I INCLUDE IN A CELEBRANT FUNERAL?
As an Asian celebrant, I am fortunate to have knowledge of many Asian cultures as well as the knowledge of Gujarati and basic Hindi. I am also able to sing in Gujarati and Hindi plus fortunately
by James Harrison/Mr Undertaker
Talking about death is seen as one of the final taboos. Time and again research shows that we, the British public are very reluctant to talk about death or think about our own funeral. Why should we? As funeral directors we