What’s the one thing that connects us all, when we get right down to it? The one and only thing that we can be absolutely guaranteed to have in common is our mortality: we were born, and one day, we will die. Our cultural and personal disconnection from this beautiful fact shapes how we move through our lives, and it definitely shapes how we will manage our own deaths, and the deaths of those we hold dear.
Join us for one or all of these in-depth discussions exploring everything you need to “Know Before You Go”. These facilitated conversations are designed to allow everyone to engage with the topic in meaningful ways. Every session will be 90 minutes long, incorporating a guided discussion and question/answer period.
Christa Ovenell is a community-based educator with a lifelong commitment to service, hospitality, and education. Her serpentine career path makes a colourful tapestry: from tiny restaurants to huge hotels to top ranked Canadian universities, from motherhood to a Masters degree, she has stitched together a beautiful life. She is currently designing her most beautiful tableau: normalizing the notion of death in our society, by making it something we all want to talk about.
Spring 2020 Topics:
Sunday, March 22nd: Spring cleaning/death cleaning: Is the "life-changing magic of tidying up" even more life changing when we add dying to the mix?
At Sunday's session, we will also be talking about "The Important Box" and making one of our own. This is a family friendly event recommended for older children who are comfortable with discussions about death and dying.
Thursday, April 23rd: How to host a will party: everything you need to know about the importance of never, ever, ever dying without one.