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Providing “Good Deaths” in Malawi: Malawi’s First (and Only) Hospice

In the late 1990s nurse, Lucy Finch, traveled to her native country of Malawi to care for her sister who was dying from aids. As Finch sat at her sister’s bedside late one night she heard the harrowing screams of a young soldier in the next room – as the proper drugs or care could not be provided by the hospital to alleviate his agonizing pain. This moment sparked a fire in Finch as she vowed to return to Malawi and create a place

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Burial Suits? Green Burial News

The MLS blog has covered interesting green burial trends in the past. However, one recent innovation is the $1,500 Burial Suit from Coeio. Cofounder of Coeio, Jae Rhim Lee, recently launched the company after years of research on mushrooms and funeral practices. Her aim was to find a way to make burials more eco-friendly.

The fabric of the suit is embedded with a mix of mushrooms and organic materials. These ingredients break down the molecular

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Celebrate Life Instead of Grieving: Anger

Talking about death and dying can make people feel quite uneasy. In this blog series, we have been discussing turning your grief into celebration. In our last blog, we talked about the first stage of the grieving process-denial. We went over ways to cope with your denial and how you can turn your denial into something positive and life-altering.

We, at My Last Soundtrack, want to make sure you view the concept of death in a positive light. We want

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What I Want You to Know As Your Funeral Director

Heather Hill (Favorite Spoon)

“I want you to know that the idea of your typical funeral director is about to be changed, drastically.

I see you pull into the parking lot and sit there, looking at the door. I’ve never seen anyone hop out of their car and walk into the building without pause. And why should you? You’re about to face probably the most difficult meeting you’ve ever had to face. This meeting makes it “real”. You’ll have

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A Good Death: How Boomers Will Change the World a Final Time

“For eons, folks grew old, endured the symptoms, and died when it was their time—according to God’s will, some would say, even if it involved fighting through lingering illness, pain and suffering, or years of mental or physical incapacitation. A “good” death was about having lived long enough to see grandchildren, put one’s affairs in order, and pass away surrounded by a loving family.

Boomers don’t see it that way. To them, a

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