Archive of ‘Death Awareness’ category

Engaging teens with death

I made a new friend at Uni last week – Jen. In passing, Jen mentioned my research topic (Becoming death and grief literate when we are well) to her teenage son who is in Year 12. She was amazed when her usually mono-syllabic teen sparked up and said to pass on to me that there […] Read more…

Inefficient mapping

My Inefficient mapping of birds flying

Dr Linda Knight was our dedicated scholar-in-residence at the recent Western Sydney Uni Autumn School for research students. On the last day she ran a workshop with us where we created an inefficient map of the uni grounds. Using a page of tracing paper and a multi-coloured magic pencil, I recorded bird flight paths in […] Read more…

CoC in 3MT format

Death Cafe Barossa Invitation

Just back from the Autumn School for Research Students at Western Sydney Uni. My mind is on fire with ideas and what to do with them for my thesis. My aim for the week was to come home with clarity around my research so I can write my Confirmation of Candidature (CoC) document. For my […] Read more…

Death cafe resources

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Jon Underwood maintains the integrity of the Death cafe movement. He encourages people to add to the grass-roost conversation around death and dying by contributing any of […] Read more…

101 Euphemisms for Dead, Death or Dying

http://dying.about.com/od/Funeral_Memorial_Planning/a/101-Euphemisms-For-Dead-Death-Or-Dying.htm This is an article about the euphemisms we use for death and dying. My personal favorite is “Immortality-challenged”. Below is a small excerpt from the list. • Bit the dust • Checked out • Climbed the stairway to heaven • Croaked • Entered the Pearly Gates • Feeding the worms • His/Her number’s up • […] Read more…

Young thoughts on death

Before I Die mobile wall

The mobile Before I Die wall had its first official outing as part of the activities for National Youth Week. It was a hit; all sides were covered in wonderful things kids want to do before they die: go to space, meet Johnny Depp, see the Eiffel Tower, be the best scooter rider, have a […] Read more…

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