Death Cafe blog

Our Last Goodbye

Posted Saturday 23 December 2023 Written by Clare-Marie

Come close, sit down beside me, reach out and take my hand our time together is nearly done

The moments I have left I now want to savour surrounded by you my loved ones that have made my life complete 

I hear weeping as someone strokes my hair, tears fall ...

What loss really feels like

Posted Saturday 23 December 2023 Written by Clare-Marie

What does the word loss mean to you? It is in fact one of the toughest journeys that we will ever have to experience, as nothing can prepare us for the heartache of grief. To lose a loved one exposes our vulnerable side like an open wound. It leaves us ...

Coming Home

Posted Friday 10 November 2023 Written by riverhomedoula

22 years ago.
It was a beautiful soft Florida morning in November. As was his early morning habit, Dad had walked around the house, inspecting the rose bushes to see if any could be cut and brought inside to brighten the air around you. You loved your roses! But there ...

Death Cafe is 12!!

Posted Monday 25 September 2023 Written by Jools

What an incredible milestone we've reached! It's hard to believe how swiftly the time has flown since our 6th birthday, which marked the first Death Cafe birthday video I made following Jon's death in 2017. Before that, I vividly recall being in Jon's living room in ...

The Whys and Hows of Planning Your Funeral Now

Posted Monday 01 May 2023 Written by andrea.needham

Thinking about your death may not feel good. Preparing for the future, however, is a smart decision, especially if it means your family doesn’t need to worry about finances in the event of your unexpected passing. Here’s why I believe you should begin planning your funeral now, plus ...

Death a respite from life !

Posted Tuesday 18 April 2023 Written by Ginge

I will start by saying death and suicide was never part of me ,the thought of dying or killing myself was always a big no..

Then I split with my Girlfriend and 6 weeks later she hung herself leaving me a message ' I get it you don't give a ...

Toxic Stress 15x Higher Suicide Rates /Child of a Violent Alcoholic

Posted Monday 06 March 2023 Written by PSiloveyou

I am not here to state whether someone's opinions on Dying are right or wrong? If spiritually death is peace to the soul who else is to judge but oneself. Only you know if you can make it through life much longer. How many secrets do you hold? 
If ...

Is Death the end?

Posted Wednesday 01 March 2023 Written by EOPL


Is death the end of our life’s journey? Most people would say ‘Yes, it is.’ This is because death as the end is the reality we see in our world, or our realm.  No one knows whether after death, there’s anything else because no one has returned to ...

Nothing Ever Lasts Forever

Posted Monday 06 February 2023 Written by TheresaD

The only certainty in life is death. This is a sentence I find myself saying on the regular when people ask what I do for a job. When I tell them I'm an undertaker, they usually reply with something along the lines of (with a hint of sarcasm) "Well ...

Death never comes when it needs to

Posted Thursday 29 December 2022 Written by Monkiki62

Alot of people have misconceptions about death until you are in a position where you need it. Right now im in a conflicting area of "I don't want to die, I want to live. But I need to die". I say I need to die because my life truly ...

Thank you

Posted Wednesday 30 November 2022 Written by Jackalope74

You have successfully explained a thought that is pure. My name is Jack and I have experienced so much loss. Understand that I will never run from death, but I will not send off that dinner invitation to death. Thank you for your wonderful thoughts!

Condemned to suffer

Posted Sunday 13 November 2022 Written by Broken-heart

I believe I came across this blog for a reason. I hate everything that the media has potraid as love. I want to die, I dont wanna die. I want Love, I can't find love.

Somehow deep down in my heart, all the struggles of financial stability and health ...

Terminal Velocity

Posted Wednesday 02 November 2022 Written by GrainOfSand

Choosing a profile name can often be time consuming. Maybe something calculated, or just the first thing that comes to mind. First that came to me was PotatoCakes. Random and spontaneous, but odd and I'm not sure why my brain came up with that. But a name extreme may ...

the grass withers

Posted Tuesday 11 October 2022 Written by jmoore


“The grass withers; the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass.  The grass withers; the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever” (Isaiah 40:7-8).

We are grass.  We wither and fade away.  We will die.

I ...

Questions I Asked Myself

Posted Thursday 04 August 2022 Written by Billy-Dean

Who gets everything you own when you die? My wife.

How will your wife survive after you’re dead? Her memories, her friends, her investments and her part-time job.

How will you manage your suffering when you are dying? My wife's bedside comfort and perhaps a dose or two ...

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