Field Notes from the Death Dialogues Project
It's Time to Invite Death Out of the Closet!
Losing someone close to you can be devastating. It doesn't matter if you knew it was coming, or if it was a total shock - you'll never be the same again. There is no right way to grieve, and no appropriate time frame. It's different for everyone.
Author Becky Aud-Jennison, the creator of The Death Dialogues Project and podcast, has created a collection of the personal stories from her podcast and personal experience and uses them to offer comfort to those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one.
She beautifully discusses each individual factor of grief including:
- Traumatic Grief
- Relieved Grief
- Who Am I Now Grief
- Break-Ups: Death can be the great divide
- Love Never Dies: Do not ignore signs
- Transformation: Death becomes you
Calling on her years as a clinician, you will also find soothing, research-based techniques to help ease the ache of trauma and loss. With this project’s aim of promoting literacy about death, you will also find story and commentary surrounding death and end of life choices (such as having a loved one’s body at home), as well as challenging topics and decisions.
It's time to take these historically "hush-hush" conversations out into the open. We all experience death and loss in our lives, and we should be talking about it.