Category Archives: Sharing Suzette

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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There’s Nothing Like a Highly Unusual Story

To underscore how a loss can greatly impact one's life

Today I was thinking about how loss not only impacts our lives but it can also, in some situations, completely change the course of it too. I have met many end-of-life experts who have devoted their lives to some amazing … Continue reading

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Imagine a Day when Funeral Homes, Morticians and Cemeteries Are Even Creepier than They Are Now

Ahh yes, consider what was and what is now

As the topic of death becomes more popular, I watch our morbid fascination with the macabre play out in the media. I also get concerned about the mental stronghold the funeral industry is retaining on our personal experiences with death. … Continue reading

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