5 mn read My worst fear had just happened – my husband was dead, we’d had no kids, and I was left alone in the world. Aged 54, too old to be a young widow, too young to be an old one.
4 mn read Dr Rachel Clarke is a specialist in palliative medicine. She has often been in the media during the Covid-19 crisis talking clearly about what is needed in terms of provision of PPE, perspectives and compassion.
4 mn read As some of you know, I am deeply interested in death and dying…
9 mn read I’m a skeleton collector. I have a large sea-washed radius from a sperm whale beached on the sands in Orkney. Part of its flipper, its hand…
4 mn read This was the subject of an article I shared in my Facebook group last year and which generated a large number of comments. It seems there are many different opinions on this subject.
8 mn read Who would have expected to learn so much about death and beyond from a cat? Then again, who would you learn from?
7 mn read The first Rule of Coffin Club is….
5 mn read The lighting of candles plays a significant part in my daily life. Each morning I stumble out of bed and fire up a tea-light.
5 mn read When I tell people that I host a monthly Death Cafe, it amuses me how many look confused and immediately respond with ‘DEAF Cafe?’… usually several times before they allow the dreaded D word to permeate their thinking.
7 mn read I am 64, and entering into the terrain of my own drawing-closer mortality – yet talking about death is still forbidden. Sex is so much more out in the open. Death is the last taboo