Where am I? What’s happening?

So in addition to a million projects, I’m moving. I don’t have a place to live yet, so send me good vibes. Also? Moving is the worst.

In addition to all that, I have some personal stuff happening that is stressing me out. One of the things that happens to me when I get stressed out is that I get easily confused. And super ADD. I have trouble keeping details straight.

Sometimes this leads to hilarity.

For example, I just thought that it was April but that May was already over.

Figure that one out.

I can’t.

Because that’s not at all how months work.

The good news is that some of my projects are wrapping up, which is good because my focus in GONE right now. I talked to my partner-in-crime for the Death Cafe and that is pretty much taken care of at this point, so it’s one thing off my plate.

I assume you’re wondering, “What the hell is a Death Cafe?”

Because people’s first reactions are usually “oh… isn’t that a little… morbid?” The answer is: it shouldn’t be, and it doesn’t have to be. We are living in a culture that isolates us from death, and discourages healthy conversations about it. That has some real-world impacts on our medical systems, on our end-of-life care, and on our burial customs.

There’s even some – dare I say it – cool things to talk about. Did you know you could have your ashes pressed into a record, over your favourite songs and stories? Or a diamond? Or you can become a tree!

I know that if I become a diamond, I hope I’m involved in some sort of epic heist.

So whether you’re afraid of death (like me!) or totally cool with it (like my co-host!), or just love to talk about anything and everything (like us!), death is a topic that is totally worth chatting about.

The purpose of Death Cafes is to normalize conversations around death.

Of course, I had so much fun designing the banner for this.

PS – In honour of my last-minute and somewhat frantic move, check this out. His captions are hilarious and it’s keeping me sane right now.

PPS – Because my life if so erratic right now, my posting schedule will be all over the place. I may even miss one or two. Please stick with me until things calm down again.

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5 thoughts on “Where am I? What’s happening?

  1. DEATH CAFE IS BRILLIANT!!!! If I were going to be in PEI at that time, I would totally join you. Death is inevitable and is something that is going to happen to all of us, so why not prepare as best we can. I had NO clue I could be pressed into a record! AMAZING! I wouldn’t want to be a tree; I hate standing still for too long. And if you become a diamond, I too hope the heist is epic! Hang in there; there is always a calm after the storm. Take some deep breaths and keep being awesome!

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    • Ahahahaha – that’s the best logic for not wanting to be a tree that I’ve ever heard. Too bad you won’t be at the Death Cafe – that’s just the kind of casual and whimsy I want to bring to it!

      PS – thank you for your encouragement too! I need all the kind words and good vibes I can get. I think there will be a calm after the storm too – it always turns out okay sometimes it’s just a little rough getting there.

      It sounds like you get it! And not only are we ill-prepared for it, but our cultures socially-sanctioned discomfort with death is leading to systemic implications in our primary institutions. For example, in the medical system there is such a focus on extending life that we are compromising a quality of life in our later years.

      AND death is one of the #1 fears out there. I know I’m afraid of it. Perhaps if we could talk about more, and had the opportunity to gain more knowledge about the subject, that wouldn’t be the case.

      If you’re interested, we’ve linked all kinds of information & articles in the discussion section of the FB event. You could even host your own Death Cafe! I’d give you all my tips. 🙂

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      • You are totally right, Sophia. We are so focused on extending life that we forget the cost of doing so. Sometimes, the greatest gift we can give is letting go. If my people keep me alive on machines, when I do eventually die, I will come back and haunt them relentlessly!! HA! Luckily, I am not as scared as I used to be, so I feel very fortunate, but it needs to be talked about since it is something we are all going to do! Your idea is brilliant and I will most certainly check out the discussion section and all the other articles. I wish you the best of luck on the 24th and I hope you have a good time talking about dying! 🙂

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  2. whutz rong w/peepull? I luv the idea of death café. by the weigh, we have a spare bedroom (w/bath!) here, in case you want to “get away 4 a few daze”

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    • I think people are just conditioned to shrink away from the subject of our mortality. I’m glad you love it!

      And thanks for the offer of the spare room – perhaps I can just start my life over as a vegabond in the US… ;-P

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