Death Cafés in the UK: This initiative is not directly link to memorials or disasters. However, this initiative ties to my interest in people management of death or mortality, my initial and ongoing topic of research. Understanding cultures of death or human responses to death is a necessary step towards understanding the central role that management of grief and memorialisation have in disaster communities.
I am thrilled to be setting off on my narrrowboat Mystic Moon this April to offer pop-up death cafes along the river and canal systems throughout the spring and summer months.
I am passionate about helping people to talk more honestly and openly about end of life issues, and equally passionate about the UK’s inland waterways.
So, it’s a perfect combination.
I am also 62, fit and healthy, but I realise unless I do it now, the opportunity to fulfill this long-time dream will disappear.
I have no idea what lies in store. But it’s fun (and a trifle scary) to have this golden opportunity to throw myself open to whatever may happen. So, I will be blogging about my adventures, and also about the pop-up death cafes.
Mystic Moon is a beautiful 50 foot 1995 vintage Braidbar narrrowboat, lovingly cared for by her previous owner. He reluctantly sold her to…
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