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Resources & Information

The goal of the Funeral Consumers Alliance is to ensure consumers are fully prepared and protected when planning a funeral for themselves or their loved ones, so families can plan a meaningful goodbye that fits their needs and their budget.

The NHFA empowers families to care for their own dead by providing educational opportunities and connections to resources that promote environmentally sound and culturally nurturing death practices. 

Mourning Dove Studio:

Wholesale and retail biodegradable, ecologically-sound funeral merchandise suitable for natural burials or cremation. Call us for questions or an order: 828-407-0284

One Washcloth hopes to facilitate involvement in the healing act of care for a loved one after death, by encouraging the gift of a washcloth to family and friends following a death at home, hospice, or in hospital.

Resources & Information

The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts (FCAWM) is a non-sectarian, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote and protect a consumer's right to choose meaningful, dignified, and affordable final arrangements.   

Fitting Tribute Funeral Services, Progressive Funeral and Cremation services for New York Cityan eco-friendly, family-owned funeral home helping New Yorkers of all creeds and faiths plan funeral services, home funeralsgreen burialscremations, and memorial events


I am often asked for information about Jewish burial and mourning traditions. I came upon a site online called My Jewish Learning. I am not promoting any one organization's take on Jewishness, simply offering a resource for learning more and this seems accurate to me.  

The Natural Burial Cemetery Guide: 

State-By-State Where, How, and Why to Choose Green Burial. Listing over 125 cemeteries across the US, organized to make it easy to find the one closest to you. Regional sections. Available in print or digital formats. 




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The Coalition to Support Grieving Students has come together to remedy a current gap in the educational professions: the development of a set of resources broadly approved by leading professional organizations to guide educators and other school personnel in supporting and caring for grieving students. (Much of value here!) 

National Bereavement Resource Guide : State by State Bereavement Listing
A list of specific  organizations to support bereaved children and their families. This is a dedicated online grief resource which offers articles, expert tips, personal stories and local resources for families, educators and community members.

Refuge in Grief: It's OK to not be OK.

If your life has exploded into a million little bits, you don’t need platitudes or cheerleading. You don’t need to be told this all happened for a reason. You don’t need to be told that you needed your pain in order to learn something. Some things cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.

MOLST is a medical form similar to a prescription. It contains instructions from a clinician (physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant) to other health professionals (e.g., nurses, emergency responders), about what life-sustaining medical treatments to try or not try on a patient, based on the patient's own decisions. 

Resources & Information

The Conversation Project: Talking with your loved ones openly and honestly, before a medical crisis happens, gives a shared understanding about what matters most to you at the end of life. Use this Kit whether you are getting ready to tell someone else what you want, or you want to help someone else get ready to share their wishes.

Advance Directive for Dementia: How much medical care would you want if you had Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia? This form is free to download and use as an Alzheimer's-specific living will. Provide guidance now. Help your loved ones if they are faced with making difficult decisions on your behalf.

The mission of Share the Care is to improve the quality of life for anyone who needs support and to reduce the stress, depression, isolation and economic hardship of their caregivers. Find information and support about how to set up a 'share the care' team for family or friends whose  wellbeing is challenged

Choosing Wisely

is advancing a national dialogue around avoiding unnecessary medical tests and treatments, with a mission to promote conversations between clinicians & patients by helping patients choose care that is: Supported by evidence. Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received. Free from harm. Truly necessary.




Resources & Information

Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation that works by empowering individuals and organizations around the world to host creative, meaningful events. Reimagine a world in which we are facing death, and we begin to live fully.



For a culture that prides itself on aging well, it's time we learned how to die well while we're busy doing life. Bevival curates , creates and produces media death literacy content and programming. I was a guest on their podcast, here is a LINK.


TalkDeath’s mission is to encourage positive constructive conversations around death and dying.  From green burials and home funerals, to history, memento mori art, funeral law, and grief resources, is the hub for a changing death-conscious public. Try the free memorial app Keeper


Here is a link to Dina's article

"The Basics of Green Burial Shrouding"

at the Green Burial Council website: 

Death Education Resources

Barbara Karnes RN

Connecting families with the resources they need to navigate the dying process, from diagnosis to grief. Genuinely practical, end of life care guides for families and professionals, books and videos. Click here for video to Meet Barbara Karnes RN!

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Alua Arthur & Going with Grace End of Life Doula training as well as support.for people as they answer the question “What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may die gracefully?” Also, resources & support for family members completing the affairs of a loved one’s life after a death. Meet Alua Arthur!


Deanna Cochran: EOLD pioneer,

trainer & author of 'Accompanying the Dying'Practical, Heart-Centered Wisdom for End-Of-Life Doulas and Health Care Advocates. Explore the human skill and art of companioning someone through dying. Meet Deanna Cochran!

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End-of-Life Doula 

Training at UVM

Do you have an interest in exploring the emerging field of End-of-Life (EOL) doula care? Would you like to enhance your established role in EOL care with additional hands on skills & approaches? Affordable & substantive! Fully online program.

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