Talking About Our Final Days of Life – Sunday RoundUp
Our weekly round up of stories and articles about coping with loss, dealing with grief, mourning our loved ones, talking about our final days, and celebrating life culled from various corners of the web. For previously featured grieving-related news and stories, check out our EF Roundup Section.
(1) Take Me to the Death Cafe
“We are living longer and talking about our final days of life more—as a new movement shows”
(2) Death is Not the End: Fascinating Funeral Traditions from Around the World
“Funeral practices are deeply ingrained in culture and around the globe hugely varied traditions reflect a wide spread of beliefs and values. Here, a look at just a few of funeral traditions that might strike someone outside a culture as odd.”
(4) Where’s the Empathy?
When a celebrity dies, there is usually a deluge of social media posts mourning over that fallen star. But, what happens to the everyday people/ the “average Joe’s” that pass away without fanfare?
Today, we chanced upon this story about Kevin Green, an ordinary guy but one who made an extraordinary impact on his friend (enough to write about him). Nicholas Kristof pays tribute to his buddy and calls for empathy in this The New York Times piece.
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If there are any stories about mourning, loss, tributes, or coping with death you think we should feature, leave us a comment below or tweet us @EFootprint!