Posts Categorized: death

November means it’s time for Will Aid

Every November, for the last 25 years, Will Aid solicitors give up their time to write wills for people in return for a voluntary donation to charity. It’s a really wonderful idea and I salute everyone involved – especially all the solicitors!   So many of us put off writing – or updating – a… Read more »

death and the summertime

I’ve learnt that there’s little point running ‘death and the only beauty that lasts’ events in the summertime. People simply don’t want to ‘go there’. So that’s how it is. People carry on dying all through the year (at risk of stating the obvious) but even those ‘death warriors’ who are interested and prepared to… Read more »

review of The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed

The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed, by Kathleen Willis Morton The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed is the tragic story of Kathleen Willis Morton and her husband, Chris having a longed for baby boy who dies seven weeks later. The story is extraordinarily difficult to read sometimes because it’s so painful. It’s also… Read more »

what is a buddhist funeral?

There’s a lot that could be said about how best to organise and conduct a funeral in general. And an awful lot of what’s written about buddhist funerals falls into the category of general information. Fair enough. I do it myself in the handout I produced for when I run a workshop oh how to… Read more »

digital death and the ‘right to be forgotten’

A short article in saturday’s Guardian (13 april) reported on a new service from Google – the Inactive Account Manager – that administers your online life after death. All sorts of options are possible and covers e mails, blogs and comments, contacts, Circles members, files, profiles, photos, phone voice data and YouTube viewing. Makes me… Read more »

Dying Matters national awareness week 13-19 May 2013

Do you ever think about death? Your own death, or someone else’s. How it’ll happen. Where. And when. How do you respond – in the moment and in an ongoing way – when someone tells you a significant person in their life has died? Have you got to grips with all the practicals that need… Read more »