A big shout out and a hearty hello to all of the people who came and visited us today and joined our mailing list as well. We are so grateful for all of the conversations, and congratulations received in relation to this work we are doing.
Now you will not have heard from us in a good while now and that is because we have been very busy. I have been working on a Natural Burial Project, finalising the Churchill Fellowship Itinerary so that flights can be booked and most of all we have been helping families with Family Led Funerals.
What a humbling and special start to the year we have had, being able to help families keep their loved ones at home after death and plan ceremony and burial or cremation. We have had such a warm reception into the communities we have encountered so far and overwhelmingly the feedback has been that people who continue to be an integral part of the journey after death, helping to look after their loved one in death as they have done in life, makes for a beautiful and healing grief and bereavement. This is not a disempowering process and for many, it is the future. But, it is also the past. It is a reclaiming of tradition, of how things used to be right here in Australia and how they still are for many places in the world.
Our public education is also growing. Most recently I gave a talk to a group of Palliative nurses in Hobart and there’s a second talk booked for 2 weeks time. I have also been approached by a cancer support group to talk them through the options around dying and death in Tasmania.
Once I have my itinerary set for the Churchill travel I will start sharing a little about the places I am going and the people I am meeting with (and hoping to meet). It is going to be a very exciting journey and I hope you all can follow it with me.