#32 - Conscious Dying / by Nameh and Sitara

When you hear the words conscious dying what does it awaken in you? It may be fear, anger, confusion, curiosity or even excitement.  Join us as we have a very open and honest conversation about death and dying.

We share about our beloved Grandmothers and experiences with their deaths and ongoing presence and love in our lives. We listen to a story from "The Moth" about death and how we, as adults, can be present in so many parts of the process and also how we can chose to include children in this sacred process. We share a post written by Kelly about the loss of her beloved Benjamin and their experience working with a death doula and having a home funeral.

We are happy to share that we will be starting training in March to become certified death doulas.

Do you have special rituals or ways that you honor those you have lost recently? We'd love to hear from you! 

 Sitara with her maternal grandmother, Mary Louise Bollinger

Sitara with her maternal grandmother, Mary Louise Bollinger

 Young Nameh and her maternal grandma.

Young Nameh and her maternal grandma.

Resources -
Conscious Dying Institute - http://www.consciousdyinginstitute.com/
Kelly Notaras' Facebook post Home Funerals and Doing Death Differently - link
The Moth 'House of Mourning' by Kate Braestrup audio and
Natalie Goldberg poetry - http://nataliegoldberg.com/
John O'Donohue's post - Our Departed Loved Ones