"Pandemic: Care for those who die at home."
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Carolina Memorial Sanctuary

Photo: Mourning Dove studios

Mills River, NC

White Eagle Memorial Preserve


Goldendale, WA


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Other death resources

  • Shrouding Sisters: (NC) Natural death care and green burial consultations
  • Beyond the Obituary podcast, Renaissance Funeral Home
  • Ask a Mortician videos
  • Order of the Good Death: The Order is about making death a part of your life. That means committing to staring down your death fears, whether it be your own death, the death of those you love, the pain of dying, the afterlife (or lack thereof), grief, corpses, bodily decomposition, or all of the above. Accepting that death itself is natural, but the death anxiety and terror of modern culture are not.
  • The Inspired Funeral: When Life Ends: Words, Ceremonies and Inspiration for Modern Families.
  • Crossing Care (NC): Home funeral and green burial resource center of the Sophia Center for Life Studies.
  • Compassion and Choices: An organization dedicated to improving care, expanding options and empowering everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.
  • Death Cafes: At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.
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"Looking mortality straight in the eye is no easy feat. To avoid the exercise, we choose to stay blindfolded, in the dark as to the realities of death and dying. But ignorance is not bliss, only a deeper kind of terror."

— Caitlyn Doughty
from "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," p. Ix