Tuesday, February 25, 2020

a story of infant loss

Losing a child to Death is a parent's worst nightmare.

Chris Frazier tells the story of a prenatal diagnosis and the eventual death of her lovely baby, Emily Elizabeth.

As tragic as this story is, listen to this mother's ability to find the miracles that occurred during Emily's short life.

We don't always hear open stories of infant loss and the conversations I have had convince me that mourning parents find connection and peace by hearing others stories of loss.

There is healing in not feeling so isolated in your loss.

If you know someone who has suffered infant loss, I highly recommend you share this beautiful episode with them.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Death Walking: the most intimate walk of our lives

The DeathTalker journey I am on was very inspired by Zenith Virago, Deathwalker a renowned voice of natural death care and the aftermath.

A documentary based on her work, watching Zen and the Art of Dying, informed me so fully that when my dear brother died, a month later, I was able to confidently suggest to my lovely sister in law that that we could consider keeping him home where we had taken care of him and he died. Our family experienced something that made his tragic Death, as a pillar in our family, into a celebration of him and connectedness with each other which I know made him proud. 

You can read about the natural death and care experiences with my brother, and 10 months later with my mother, HERE where I shared deeply for a several post series on both of their deaths.

Synchronistically, this past October I was fortunate enough to attend a three day DeathWalker training with Zen in Auckland. It was deep and wide.

Here is a lovely conversation with Zenith that covers so very much from child loss to people taking their own lives to recommendations for us all at times of death and more.

Do yourself a favour and listen to this beautiful chat with one of the world's leading voices of natural death care.