Category: Books & Articles

More to Dying than Meets the Eye

Martha Atkins

Have you ever imagined that when it’s time to leave this world, we may not be alone on the journey? What if those whom we love, whom we have lost, are there to welcome us and accompany us through our transition. Is it real? As Martha says, “It doesn’t matter”… Whatever it is, if it means we experience less fear in this realm of life, it’s real.

Coco

This animated movie follows Miguel as he embarks on an adventure to the land of his ancestors. An educational and vibrantly beautiful movie about Dia De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead).
Coco can be streamed on Disney+.

The Last Ecstatic Days

This movie is about love. The love Ethan Sisser held for the whole world.
Summary

This is a story of a man who wanted more than anything to show the world that dying as part of a village, with the love and care and support we were all meant to have during this time, can become an unexpected journey where grief is held by community and fear has been left behind.

Griefwalker

A film by Tim Wilson

Stephen Jenkinson is, for me, the voice of our collective ancestors telling us to listen up… Time is not on our side. We must get ourselves back to harmony with the truth that is life. Death is part of that truth. Grief is an awakening – to love. The harder we love, the more fully we live. And isn’t that the whole point?

Extremis

Imagine walking alongside an ICU doctor and witnessing the end-of-life decisions that patients and their people sometimes have to make in times of distress and how those decisions impact everyone who is part of this experience. This short and impactful film is a powerful example of how understanding what your end-of-life options look like and why talking to your people – family, friends, doctors – about your end-of-life wishes is immensely important.
You can watch this film on Netflix

The Home Funeral Alliance

Did you know that Home Funerals are allowed and legal in every state? It’s true… And all funerals used to be held in homes, where family and friends prepared and cared for their people after-death until burial or other after-death arrangements were complete.
Summary

This website is a wonderful resource for information on what home funerals entail, such as guidelines and requirements, as well as connecting you to a home funeral guide or officiant in your state or local region.