“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”
― Isaac Asimov
the times they are a changing…
In June of 2018, it was reported that the number of Canadians choosing medically assisted death (MAID) jumped 30% with 1,523 medically assisted deaths.
In 2016, B.C. was ranked as the highest province in Canada with 188 medically assisted deaths (MAID) recorded, of which 77 were on Vancouver Island, more than any other region in B.C.
The cremation rate is fast approaching 70% in Canada
Death Doulas are part of an emerging trend to reclaim death and provide guidance at end of life
There is a movement afoot to ‘bring death home ‘with an increasing interest in home funerals.
We invite you into the Circle in November to chat about Death and Dying and to open a conversation about how we might all ‘do death better”.
The fact is that no one gets out alive, and while the circumstances may not be entirely within out control, more than we imagine is often possible. Let’s explore the options together.
Arrive with a curious mind and an open heart. Leave with a better understanding and additional resources to keep the conversation going.
Conversation is about hearing and being heard. It’s also about permission and possibility.
When we sit in conversation, we open ourselves up to each other. We offer permission to share thoughtful ideas and opinions which in turn provide possibility; for a shift, an epiphany, a soul stir, or a heart change.
Conversation Circle is an invitation to connect to community and share in the dialogue, welcomed by Linda Hunter of Living and Dying with Grace and hosted by yoUnlimited.
The Circle is a chance to be curious, to think beyond what’s known, to question, to challenge and to learn. Each time we meet, our Circle will include a new topic and use a format, adapted from Jean Shinoda Bolen’s book ‘The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and The World’
One person speaks at a time (respect the talking piece)
Speak and listen from the heart and with respect
Welcome diverse points of view and listen without judgement
Offer experience rather than advice
Share what is personal not what is private
Circles will be 90 minutes long and include an opening meditation, a 15 minute speak on the topic, suggested conversation starters, and small group discussions.