From Death to Disposition: April 9 Zoom Class

From Death to Disposition Historically, care for the dead was handled by family and community – and legally, it is still our right to do so. But for many, our ancestral ways of caring for each other after… Read More

The Dying Time: March 26 Zoom Class

The Landscape from Diagnosis to Death My friend Marcy Westerling didn’t hide the fact of her cancer or of her impending death. Read more about her insistence that we join her in looking her illness and her death… Read More

Remembering Together: March 12 Zoom Class

Ceremonies of Bereavement & Remembrance Ten years after my father’s death I wrote the eulogy he’d never had. How do we honor, and strengthen, the continuity of relationships across the veil of life and death? Join me March… Read More

Final Disposition: Feb 27 Zoom Class

Final Disposition Meet my friend Mark, seen here shrouded in the back of the ‘62 Suburban that served as his hearse. Mark died in his sleep five months shy of turning 50. He’d often told his beloved wife… Read More

Befriending Mortality Monthly Topic Classes

New Offering! Monthly “Befriending Mortality” classes via Zoom WHAT: Attend the monthly classes of your choice. Sessions are 75 minutes long and include information, reflection, and group participation centered on a rotating topic. See topics below. WHEN: The… Read More

Befriending Mortality 6-Week Cohort

This fall I’m launching a series of Befriending Mortality Monthly Topic Classes, along with the committed six-session cohort described here. Same content, two different formats – attend the monthly classes of your choice OR read on to consider… Read More

Befriending Mortality Classes & Cohorts

A new series of monthly Befriending Mortality classes, along with a committed six-session cohort.

A Night Of Grief & Mystery, Portland Oct 20th

“We’re born to a dangerous time. Consider that affliction or consider that assignment.” ~ Stephen Jenkinson They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone…. Read More

Rave Reviews for Natural Death Care Workshop

More than 100 people journeyed to River View, the historic nonprofit cemetery, on April 14th to hear about greener, more meaningful ways of caring for our dead. We received universally high ratings from participants, who had this to… Read More

Natural Death Care: Green Burial & “Aqua Green Cremation”

Learn about green death care options from the region’s leading natural burial providers. Be the first to learn about “Aqua Green Cremation,” now available in the Portland area.   Details: Sat, April 14, 2018 at River View Cemetery, 0300… Read More