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New Bill Aims to Block Families From Honoring Their Dead As They Wish

Virginia funeral director introduces bill to prevent funerals at home

As history has proven, the funeral industry does not always have our best interests at heart. Before I explain how the proposed “Storage of Body” bill will impact us, let me first make you aware of a growing movement. Across … Continue reading

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Are You Making the Right Use of Your Scarce and Precious Life?

The New York Times starts the year by suggesting you consider your death

We’ve begun a new year, and, as always, we look forward to the promise of what life will provide as we move forward into the year ahead. This is also traditionally the time we do a rethink of our lives … Continue reading

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As We Change Our View of Death

So goes our language too

You may not have noticed, but as we move our viewpoint to a more natural way of thinking about death, our language is also following along. I just bought an old school hard copy of the SF Chronicle, and I … Continue reading

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When Will So Many Conferences on Death & Dying Cease to Happen Around Halloween?

Yes really, sadly it’s true…

I just came off a five-week string of conferences centered around death and dying. All of them were amazing to attend, but all of them took place just before Halloween (In fact, I noticed at many of them, there was an … Continue reading

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A Big Week for California Assembly Bills Addressing End-of-Life Issues

California tackles both the aid-in-dying as well as the first digital assets bill

It’s been a big week for end-of-life legislative action in the state of California. Given the state’s size, hence importance, many eyes watch as two assembly bills currently work their way through the process. The first is the aid-in-dying bill. This past … Continue reading

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Witnessing the Changes Around Funerals and Burials

My evening attending a discussion on new practices and needed policies

I attended a recent event in San Francisco to help support the green burial and natural death care movement. For those who are unaware of just what green burial is you can read about it on SevenPonds here or natural … Continue reading

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