Tag Archives: Home Funerals

A Intimate Glance Into the Benefits of a Home Funeral

A mother mourns her daughter with a "non-traditional" funeral

Lucia Maya cared for her daughter Elizabeth, diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 21, when she returned to their family home to die. Historically, children often died before their parents largely due to illness and accident. Yet it … Continue reading

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What is a Death Care Midwife? An Interview with Akhila Murphy: Part Two

An expert shares her advice on losing a loved one and her feelings about being a home funeral guide

Today SevenPonds speaks with Akhila Murphy, a trained death-care midwife who has been practicing since 2013. Ms. Murphy’s job is to help families create beautiful personalized home funerals and memorial services for their loved ones. In this second part of our two-part interview, … Continue reading

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How Can Yoga Help Us Confront Death? An Interview with Camella Nair, Part Two

A yoga teacher and swami discusses impermanence

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Camella Nair, (read part one of our interview here) a yoga teacher and swami born in England and based in California, about her spiritual journey through yoga over the past 30 years. Camella is certified in death … Continue reading

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Why is Death Midwifery Important? An Interview with Pashta MaryMoon, Part Three

A Canadian Death Midwife shares a lifetime of insight

Today in the final installment of a three-part interview (read part one here and part two here), SevenPonds speaks with Pashta MaryMoon, Death Midwife at Journeys Beyond, and co-founder of CINDEA (Canadian Integrated Network of Death Education and Alternatives). Topics … Continue reading

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What is an Eco Funeral? An Interview with Deb Cairns, Part One

Deb Cairns of State of Grace in Auckland, New Zealand breaks down the home funeral experience

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Deb Cairns of State of Grace: Family Directed Funerals in Auckland, New Zealand. After her dear friend died of cancer, she was inspired to create in-home or family-directed funeral services that provide a “caring, compassionate and … Continue reading

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