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.
So put on some comfy shoes as we explore cemeteries, the world of funerals, and death and dying.
Acclaimed Australian folk musician John Thompson wanted people to know what living and dying with cancer looked like. Two years after his diagnosis, he and palliative care nurse Carolyn Mandersloot started recording a series of conversations.
When the earthquake struck Christchurch in 2011, those involved in the death care business went to extraordinary efforts to ensure families could farewell their loved ones.
Public information sessions designed to let people know their end-of-life options were well received and revealed some disturbing funeral director tales.
You probably won’t have heard of them, but their work was incredible. They were the soldiers who scoured the battlefields and makeshift cemeteries in far