A quirky yet practical blog that explores the inevitable.

By learning more about death, our mortality, and ways to say goodbye, the inevitable becomes less confronting. Written by Australian journalist Lisa Herbert, this blog aims to reveal interesting, informative, and sometimes fascinating facts and thoughts about end-of-life planning.ย 

So put on some comfy shoes as we explore cemeteries, the world of funerals, and death and dying.

The Bottom Drawer Book blogs: Contents page

Some of these blogs took weeks of research. The more we learn about death and its rituals, the more comfortable we become with them and our own mortality. I hope these blogs are helpful as you come to terms with your finite existence.

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Vatican softens the rules on ashes

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—–๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜.

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The Wishing Well: mourners’ memories

As people arrived at Amanda’s “Celebration of Life service”, they were given an inscribed pen and a coloured piece of paper. People were asked to write a couple of words to describe Amanda. It was a ‘resounding success!’

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