Let's Have Dinner & Talk About Death

How we want to die – represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. Australian site now live: http://deathoverdinner.org.au/

We mean to spark the gentlest revolution-It is time to stop, set the table and have the most important conversation we are not having. Australian site now live: http://deathoverdinner.org.au/

[08/17/17]   We are currently looking to talk to a few people that have been touched by suicide. This is a hard thing to ask for, and we acknowledge that it is a much harder thing to talk about. Please DM us if you have something you would like to share. Our founder is busy at work on book entitled "Let's Talk About Death" and we intend to help lift the stigma surrounding suicide and death in general. With Love, DOD

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Death Cafe

‪Donna, Jon was, and will continue to be, an inspiration to us. He leaves an amazing legacy. We are devastated for your loss. Here's to making the most of our finite lives.

-A message from Donna Molloy, Jon Underwood’s wife-

As you all know the objective of Death Cafe is helping us all 'make the most of our finite lives'. With shocking poignancy on Sunday 25th June we experienced the finiteness of life at its most brutal. And more specifically the finiteness of the life of Jon Underwood, founder of Death Cafe, dad to two truly amazing children and my husband. He was 44.

Comfort is very hard to find right now, but there is some in the fact that, through his work helping people come to terms with the idea of death, Jon was uniquely and unusually aware that life is short and appreciated his life fully, reflecting on this through daily practise. 'Life is good Donna' he would remind me regularly when I got lost in the challenges of the minutiae. I do this all the time, but Jon didn't. He lived every day reflecting very consciously on the fact that none of us know how long we have and focussed completely on being present in, and making the most of every minute. We all know this on some level, and try and act accordingly, but it's so easy to forget. Easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and get caught up in the minor detail. He pulled off that challenge so many of us can only aspire to, of truly appreciating what we have. This was how he lived his life and through his work he helped so many others to live this way too.

Myself, his children Frank and Gina, his mum Sue, sister Jools, brother Matt, and so, so many others have learnt so much from him. Right now our loss is just breathtakingly appalling, but we can still see how lucky we were to have had him in our lives for the time that we did. We will all miss him so so terribly, and our lives will be so much poorer, but we are so proud of him. As his Buddhist teacher and friend Geshe Tashi said at his bedside yesterday, 'he was a great man'. He really was. I wish I'd told him this when he was here rather than wasting time hassling him about the washing up. His strong moral compass and determination to to live well and do good with his life was an absolute inspiration to everyone who knew him. Through his life he helped tens of thousands of people all over the world to regularly come together, drink tea, eat delicious cake, and take time out to remember what really matters. I don't think it's an over statement to say he has single handedly started to change cultures around death and end of life awareness, not just in the UK, but across the globe.

Additional information
Jon Underwood died suddenly this week from acute promyelocytic leukaemia. His mother Sue Barsky Reid and sister Jools Barsky plan to continue his work on Death Café as Jon requested.
We apologise that we may not immediately respond to messages on social media and the website, and that there may have been a delay in any communication you have sent in the last week or so. A team has been put together to begin to work through the messages, and we will try to ensure anything urgent is responded to as soon as possible.

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Dear Kids: If I Die, Please DON’T be a Sh** head

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Dear Children:

Should I die from heat stroke in hot yoga class I am being forced to take tomorrow by my alleged “friends” here is a list of ten of the most important life lessons I want you to remember.

bluntmoms.com Dear Children: Should I die from heat stroke in hot yoga class I am being forced to take tomorrow by my alleged “friends” here is a list of ten of the most important life lessons I want you to remember. Love Mom 1) DON’T be a sh** head. Don’t be a sh** head is actually …

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Passed away, kicked the bucket, pushing up daisies – the many ways we don't talk about death

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Passed away, kicked the bucket, pushing up daisies – the many ways we don't talk about death

theconversation.com We use euphemisms about death and dying to soften the blow of the real words, or because we feel awkward being direct. But this can lead to misunderstanding and confusion.

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