Are we ready to go? When we speak of death we talk in hushed tones, or do we look at our feet not wishing to engage eye-to-eye with the one we are in conversation with. Why is that? The Todmorden Death Cafe met today at Todmorden Central Methodist Church - it's a great venue for…Read more I am ready to go…
What if the Christmas celebrations are not 'for you' this year? The anniversary of a loved one passing on still brings tears, or that it is so difficult to keep up with the demands of 'buy, buy, buy', or you just want to withdraw from everything as 'you feel worthless'. The Blue Christmas time of…Read more Blue Christmas 2019
We often hear that "we should give <person's name> a good send off..."Why exactly? If we don't manage to give them a 'good send off' will that affect their departure? Is it like catching a train? Obviously not, we don't catch the 1023 from Leeds always wearing a dark suit looking sullen, so what do…Read more A Good Send Off
I'm often perplexed by the question "After we die, what's next, or where's next?" What's your answer to that question? Some answers relate to living in a mansion, or a Kingdom, on a throne perhaps, with prosperity being an alluring feature. Living forever is a constant but how and in what form? Death is a…Read more Where next?
What a liberating time! To talk openly about death, those issues which are generally taboo. How times have changed. Why are we so reticent to talk about death? Here are some thoughts I have gained recently. Grief over the years Fifteen percent of all babies died before their first birthday in the Victorian age, and…Read more Death Café