Posts filed under Death and Dying

Changing the Face of Death: The positive death movement brings light to what has been taboo

America has been described as a society that is at the same time death-obsessed and death-denying.  Mainstream media, in its efforts to capture and hold our attention, focuses on the sensational and feeds us endless stories and images of people being killed and we can’t seem to help but devour them all in a sort of dark obsession.  At the same time, most people have a very hard time talking with depth about the idea of their own death and the topic is often treated as taboo. 

Posted on July 5, 2018 and filed under Death and Dying, Rites of Passage.

Let’s Talk About . . . Death

By David Lawson 

Now that I have your attention, let me tell you what a wonderful practice it can be to acknowledge to yourself that you and everybody else in this world are going to die! You may say, “Well, of course, I already know that. Why is it necessary to dwell on such a morose topic?” But as it turns out, we don’t really act as if we know it, do we?