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Life is a sexually transmitted condition ~ Mortality rates are holding at 100%

1. DEATH MATTERS WORKSHOPS ~ three guided meetings covering....

• Personal Directives: what kind of measures do you want taken to keep you alive (or not)

• Health Care Delegates: who will speak for you if and when you are unable

• Funeral Planning: care of your body, funeral ceremony, disposal of corpse, and more

You will have the opportunity to explore, document, and share with your loved ones your end-of-life wishes. It is never too soon to contemplate and prepare for death.

2. DEATH CAFE - meets the 1st Thursday monthly, 11 am @ Just Us Cafe on Spring Garden Road. The objective of a Death Café is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their ‘finite’ lives. It is an open, unstructured, respectful space free of discrimination where we can express our views and bring our questions safely.

3. ONE YEAR TO LIVE - Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off, or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime. It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to deal with unfinished business and enter into a new and vibrant relationship to life. Stephen Levine's book, A Year to Live, provides us with a year-long program of intensely practical strategies and powerful guided meditations to help with this work, so that whenever the ultimate moment does arrive for each of us, we will not feel it has come too soon." Monthly Gathering.

4. Suspended - YOGA off the MAT is a contemplative group program that dives into The Yoga Sutras and the 8 Limbs of Yoga. The Yoga Sutras written by Patanjali outline guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life. At the heart of yoga practice is inquiry, transforming mind, body & spirit in positive ways. We spend a lot of time as yoga students practicing yoga postures. This program is concerned with the essence of yoga, the spiritual nature of living a yogic life & embracing the true nature of your being.

5. Suspended - YOGA FOR THE CHANGE ~ Sometimes we find ourselves physically fatigued, mentally disempowered, and spiritually empty, at least to some degree. Give yourself the gift of a few hours sanctuary and retreat to recharge and renew. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of your hormonal system, and how to use it to replenish your body with vitality, your mind with peace, and your spirit with balance. A vibrant, purposeful and fulfilling life through menopausal transition will be the focal point of our afternoon retreat.

BABA YAGA HOUSE in HALIFAX - Gather to discuss a more supported living situation for women in Halifax. This is a planning group to make the dream of long term independent living a reality here as it is in other cities.

Upcoming events (4+)

DEATH CAFE HALIFAX NS ~ ZOOM

Online event

DEATH CAFE Halifax is on ZOOM
An inclusive online event from the comfort of your home anywhere in North America.

¨ The objective of a Death Café is to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their ‘finite’ lives.”

¨ It is an open, unstructured, respectful space free of discrimination where we can express our views and bring our questions safely.

¨ It is not designed to lead anyone to conclusions about life, death, or life after death, and it is not a place to market information, products or services.

¨ Those needing bereavement support or grief counselling will be helped to find appropriate support and resources.

¨ It is always held on a not-for-profit basis and includes food or drink, whether brought or bought.

¨ People are free to come and go, to talk or not talk as they feel in that moment. Be curious! Enjoy!

~ Please feel free to stop in the kitchen to pick up a coffee or tea on the way to Death Cafe

¨ Facilitated by Jacquie Bell, Deborah Luscomb, & Dawn Carson [masked] ~ Death Awareness Educators. on Zoom.... RSVP for link or contact us at [masked]

DEATH CAFE IN DARTMOUTH - POSTPONED

Cole Harbour Public Library

¨ The objective of a Death Café is to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their ‘finite’ lives.”

¨ It is an open, unstructured, respectful space free of discrimination where we can express our views and bring our questions safely.

¨ It is not designed to lead anyone to conclusions about life, death, or life after death, and it is not a place to market information, products or services.

¨ Those needing bereavement support or grief counselling will be helped to find appropriate support and resources.

¨ It is always held on a not-for-profit basis and includes food or drink, whether brought or bought.

¨ People are free to come and go, to talk or not talk as they feel in that moment. Be curious! Enjoy!

¨ Facilitated by Don Bidgood!!!!

And sometimes by either ~ Jacquie Bell, Deborah Luscomb, or Dawn Carson ([masked],[masked]), Death Awareness Educators.

DEATH CAFE HALIFAX NS ~ ZOOM

Online event

DEATH CAFE Halifax is on ZOOM
An inclusive online event from the comfort of your home anywhere in North America.

¨ The objective of a Death Café is to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their ‘finite’ lives.”

¨ It is an open, unstructured, respectful space free of discrimination where we can express our views and bring our questions safely.

¨ It is not designed to lead anyone to conclusions about life, death, or life after death, and it is not a place to market information, products or services.

¨ Those needing bereavement support or grief counselling will be helped to find appropriate support and resources.

¨ It is always held on a not-for-profit basis and includes food or drink, whether brought or bought.

¨ People are free to come and go, to talk or not talk as they feel in that moment. Be curious! Enjoy!

~ Please feel free to stop in the kitchen to pick up a coffee or tea on the way to Death Cafe

¨ Facilitated by Jacquie Bell, Deborah Luscomb, & Dawn Carson [masked] ~ Death Awareness Educators. on Zoom.... RSVP for link or contact us at [masked]

DEATH CAFE IN DARTMOUTH - POSTPONED

Cole Harbour Public Library

¨ The objective of a Death Café is to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their ‘finite’ lives.”

¨ It is an open, unstructured, respectful space free of discrimination where we can express our views and bring our questions safely.

¨ It is not designed to lead anyone to conclusions about life, death, or life after death, and it is not a place to market information, products or services.

¨ Those needing bereavement support or grief counselling will be helped to find appropriate support and resources.

¨ It is always held on a not-for-profit basis and includes food or drink, whether brought or bought.

¨ People are free to come and go, to talk or not talk as they feel in that moment. Be curious! Enjoy!

¨ Facilitated by Don Bidgood!!!!

And sometimes by either ~ Jacquie Bell, Deborah Luscomb, or Dawn Carson ([masked],[masked]), Death Awareness Educators.

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DEATH CAFE HALIFAX NS ~ ZOOM

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