Death and Dying

 
  Wired for Tribe  

True Love Is Watching Someone Die

We come into this world as a bolt of lightning. Screaming and red-faced as we announce we’ve arrived. The elation of that hospital room, bedroom, or bathroom is at a peak—something not often re-experienced as we move through our lives.

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  Wired for Tribe  

Wired for Tribe

I was walking beneath a huge willka tree in the jungle a few months ago when a shiver of realisation ran down my spine. This tree relies on all of its branches, leaves, and roots to interface with the outside environment in a harmonious way in order to survive and thrive. There is no one part that is more important than the other, there is no separation among its many constituents. Every inch of this willka has an important role to play, and the health of the surrounding jungle depends on each tree like this one living in full connection with its neighbours.

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Dying to Live – Embracing Change

“Change is the only constant in life”
– Heraclitus

Things are really beginning to be shaken up in the world, and no doubt this is being reflected in people’s personal lives. Climate changes, Brexit, President Trump, and economic uncertainty to name but a few. So we can be forgiven for feeling rather unstable and insecure as the very foundation of our reality is changing.So, how might we embrace this change, both in the wider world and in our personal lives, while maintaining a sense of who we are within all this? The answer — embracing death, in order to truly live.

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Healthy Death – Leaving a Sustainable Legacy

Dust to dust, ashes to ashes … Familiar 'end-of-life' words, but how much consideration do we give to whether the dust and ashes we leave behind are good, bad or indifferent to the physical and biological environment we leave behind? Whilst death and dying are not always concepts that the living choose to focus on, the cycle of life and death is part of nature. That's the reason we decided to delve into this often ignored subject, with the hope of gaining a better understanding of this aspect of the legacy we might leave behind when we, or our loved ones, finally move on.

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The death cafe movement: Tea and mortality

The people who attend 'death cafes' aren't obsessed with dying, they just want to meet up and talk about something which, let's face it, will happen to us all.

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