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Death Over Dinner & Food for Thought with Michael Hebb
End of Life – Death Over Dinner & Food for Thought
Death Over Dinner founder, Michael Hebb, shares his inspiration and insight into the taboo subject of death.
Through his many conversations with leaders of the death positive movement and his own personal experience, Michael has created an engaging way to have death be the topic of conversation. He talks about tools that shine a light on the repressive way we view death while giving us guidance on how to honor a life, feel grief and express gratitude.
00:01 – Intro /welcome;
2:10 – Death of Father;
7:30 – Family did not know how to talk about their grief;
9:15 – Elderly people are marginalized; 9:45 – Origins of the death positive movement;
12:15 – Death as a powerful medicine;
12:30 – Death Over Dinner explained;
18:15 – What to expect at a Death over Dinner event;
20:16 – Light a candle for an ancestor;
22:30 – those who have had a near death experience;
23:50 – A meaningful way to honor a life;
25:29 – We tried to make death a medicalized event;
27:07 – Silverlinings;
29:36 – Design and structure of EOL Collective;
32:20 – Access to early palliative care, integrated and community care;
37:40 – Collaborative cooperation in the EOL community;
42:33 – Other projects;
50:29 – Inspiration and artistry / thank you