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Planning Ahead: Resources

By bringing death out in the open, by witnessing it,
talking about it, learning about it, and trying in
whatever way we can to accept it as an inevitable part of
our lives, we can be better prepared, we can make better
decisions when the time comes, and
we can change the way we die [AND LIVE]– for ourselves and for our loved ones.
                             -Talking About Death Won’t Kill You
                              by Virginia Morris

For this last post of our series Planning Ahead, we’ve gathered all the resources mentioned throughout into one list:

Resources

1. Mourning Dove Studio website
2. Mourning Dove Studio Tribute Ideas

3. Post #1 April 21 – Introduction (structure it in)
4. Post #2 April 22 – Planning guides
5. Post #3 April 26 – The FCA as a resource
6. Post #4 April 29 – Insights from bereavement research
7. Post #5 May 3 – Rituals and personally-meaningful expressions

8. Post #6 May 6 – Natural burial
9. Post #7 May 10 – Home funerals
10. Post #8 May 13 – truth-telling, poems, and quotes
11. Post #9 May 17 – Death cafes and more
12. Post #10 May 20 – Leaving behind possessions, ethical wills
13. Post #11 May 25 – Talking with others
14. Post #12 May 27 – Your last words
15. Post #13 May 28 – Resources

16. Funeral Consumers Alliance
17.
The Dual Process Model
18.
The Seven Principles of Human Grief: Understanding and Coping With Grief*
19.
Funeral Celebrants
20.
National Funeral Directors Association Green Burial Certification
21.
Green Burial Council
22.
Grave Matters
23.
Ramsey Creek Preserve, America’s first modern natural burial cemetery.
24.
National Home Funeral Alliance
25.
Cape families find comfort in hands-on caring for their dead
26.
When Great Trees Die
27.
The Ritual of the Obituary
28.  
Death Cafes
29.
Talk About Death, Hold the Sugar
30.
Before I Die
31.
Death Salons
32.
Spliddit
33.
Ethical Wills
34.
The Conversation Project
35.
Talking About Death Won’t Kill You
36.
The Surprising Satisfactions of a Home Funeral
37.
The Four Things that Matter Most

1 comment

  1. Thank you Carol and Ruth for your thoughtful blog posts. This carefully prepared list of resources will be useful for people wishing to plan ahead for death–their own and that of loved ones.

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