A Safe Journey Home – Felicity Warner

I’ve just finished reading Felicity Warner’s beautiful book ‘A Safe Journey Home – A Simple Guide To Achieving a Peaceful Death’.  It’s full to the brim with practical and spiritual advice on how to ease the passage of the dying. Felicity Warner pioneered the Soul Midwife movement.  Soul Midwives are “holistic and spiritual companions to…

Alt-urn-atives

So you’ve decided to go for cremation. You’ve chosen your songs, the sandwiches and the appropriate selfie to go on the front of your funeral program. But have you thought about where your ashes are going to spend eternity? FUNERAL FYI: Ashes are not technically ashes. During the cremation process all organic material burns away…

Death Cafe are opening a real cafe….in London!

The brilliant Death Cafe is putting together plans and resources to open a real Death Cafe in London. This is very exciting news!! For those of you unfamiliar with Death Cafe it is a not for profit organisation that organises group directed discussions about death. Their objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a…

Dying Debt

As I mentioned in my first ever post dying is an expensive business. These days in the UK dying costs an average of £7600 and it’s still rising. This is obviously a huge problem. It’s a sad reality in the UK that the death of a family member can often send families (especially those on…

Real Funerals – Nan

I’m going to be sharing some real funeral stories on The Winding Sheet. I hope these will help inspire, comfort and instill some confidence in your own abilities to organise a beautiful funeral when the time comes. We can learn so much from other people’s experiences (both positive and negative). We can gain some brilliant…

Under The Sea

Burial at sea is beautiful and due to the tight restrictions and rules it’s also a relatively good green option. It’s still not hugely popular however. This is probably down to the aforementioned restrictions as well as the fact there are only 3 locations available for sea burial in the UK and one of those is…