Rebecca Lyons, mother of one, hails from the Blue Mountains in NSW. She started her working career in Sydney before making the move to Tasmania 11 years ago. She had worked in various industries from finance to real estate until she found her path into the funeral industry through a set of fortuitous circumstances.
She made the move out of working for the Industry early in 2017 and moved on to new adventures, in doing so it has provided her the opportunity to advance the mission of You n’ Taboo.
She trained as an End of Life Doula and then applied and was granted regulated business status in Tasmania to handle human remains which allows her the unique position of being able to offer additional independent funeral directing services to her local community.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, photography, camping and travel but what makes her most contented is time together as a family. The subject of death and dying is her passion and she loves being out in the community raising awareness and promoting good honest conversations.
Churchill Fellowship Report
In 2018 Bec was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel overseas and research the human relationship to death and ceremony through alternative technologies and approaches. Click the button below to read her report or the book, A Heartfelt Undertaking.
Scattering ashes — the dos and don’ts of releasing cremated human remains (ABC Australia Publication)
Publication by Isabella Podwinski discussing the do’s and don’ts on the topic of how to release your loved ones ashes after a cremation.
Coinciding with National Advanced Care Planning Week, Bec Lyons launches her book A Heartfelt Undertaking and chats with Joel Rheinberger, the host of Afternoons on ABC Radio Hobart.
Bec shares her passion for breaking down any taboo concerning death, and details of her incredible research on how Western society can learn more about reconnecting body preparation with death rituals and natural burial options.
In this episode of Deadly Serious Conversations, Bec talks to celebrant Fiona Garrivan about home funeral, life and death.
This segment is from the ABC Canberra breakfast show where Bec chatted to the host about funerals and natural burial.
An enlightening conversation with Bodhi Be surrounding death