In this episode Karen Wyatt has a conversation with Catharine DeLong, one of our members about her work as a music thanatologist. Topics include: What is “music thanatology”The benefits of music thanatology for dying patients and their loved onesHow to use music in end-of-life situations when a music thanatologist is not available They also discuss … Continue reading End of Life University Podcast with Catharine DeLong
Our very own, Shatzi Weisberger was recently featured on BRIC TV discussing her own FUNeral and death & dying. Meet Shatzi Weisberger, who staged her own funeral (emphasis on 'fun') at age 88. With the belief that death should be considered and talked about long before it comes, Shatzi holds weekly Death Cafes, in which folks … Continue reading Shatzi’s Death Cafe | BK Stories
Photo taken from the events page on Green-Wood Cemetery's website. Saturday, November 9, 3:30–5:00 pm | Green-Wood Cemetery What is cremation? How long have we been doing it, and how does it work? Amy Cunningham, death educator, leads this presentation of cremation’s history and its impact on present-day and future funerals. This engaging and sometimes … Continue reading Cremation: History and Modern Process with Amy Cunningham
Photo taken from the events page on Green-Wood Cemetery's website. Tuesday, November 12, 7:00–8:30 PM | Green-Wood Cemetery Green-Wood Cemetery’s Death Café is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought this concept to discussions of the most … Continue reading November Death Café with Amy Cunningham
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash. Tuesday, December 10, 6:30–8:00 pm | Green-Wood Cemetery The holidays are a particularly difficult time for the family and friends of departed loved ones. How can they grieve and memorialize when the season is filled with so much cheer? Yes, grief can intensify at the end of the year, but all is … Continue reading At the Holidays: Memorializing Loved Ones with Amy Cunningham
Amy Cunningham, a member of The Threshold Circle community was recently featured in the Talk of the Town section of The New Yorker on how to write a condolence letter. This article appears in the print edition of the January 21, 2019, issue, with the headline “Heartfelt.”
Member and co-facilitator, Tara Sroka was recently interviewed for the Shine On! Inspiration for Health & Happiness podcast. Tara discusses making planning your funeral as normal as planning your 401k. Give a listen here. Photo by Israel Palacio on Unsplash.