Reach Beyond – and let go of fear of death, this Seniors Week.

Reach Beyond – and let go of fear of death, this Seniors Week, on Thursday at 10 am.

Join us at Understand Death Better, 10am, Thursday morning, March 21, while we Reach Beyond – and let go of fear – talking about death at the Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood. We promise it will be enlightening and entertaining. That’s because the stars of the show will … Read more

Very Special Kids and busting myths about children’s hospice.

Very Special Kids Chief Medical Officer Katie Moore

Managing misconceptions. The main myth about a children’s hospice is that it’s just for the end stage of life. Which leads to the next main myth. That is, that supporting children living with a life limiting illness is intensely dark and sad. “People often say to me, about my work: … Read more

Sutherland Death Cafe still has spaces for Dec 2.

Stephen Licciardello, Manager at St George and Sutherland Community College

Sutherland Death Cafe still has spaces for its December 2, 2023 meeting. At a death cafe you join others to have a cup of tea and a conversation about death. People who want to find out more about death and how to manage it often feel a Death Cafe is … Read more

The Great Unsettlement

Gay McKinley with gardening secateurs

The term, “The Great Unsettlement”, is not mine.  I read it in a novel (I wish I could remember what it was!) that was written during the time this amazing planet of ours, and all of us on it, were turned upside down with the arrival of Coronavirus or Covid … Read more

A Patient’s Perspective.

End of Life world turned upside down

A patient’s perspective about how her “world turned upside down”, is shared in this End-of-Life Essentials video. Here is the link to her story, told in her own words. She shares her thoughts and fears, when first diagnosed with cancer and reflects on how that had an impact on her. … Read more

Sutherland Shire death cafes are back.

Sutherland Death Cafe partners

Sutherland Shire’s death cafes are back and attendees said there were lots of interesting conversations and ideas, at the first one, held last night. The popular death cafes are back, thanks to a grant from Sutherland Shire to South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, partnering with St George and Sutherland … Read more

Understanding Death at Campbelltown Library.

Promotion for Understanding Death at Campbelltown Library

Do you have burning questions about death or end of life care? Unsure about the choices you have for the care of your deceased body? Join us for a Q&A session like no other! Margaret Rice is an experienced journalist, author, feature writer, keynote speaker and editor. She has written … Read more

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Have you ever considered a coaching course to manage grief? A coaching course can be an effective way to manage grief because of what it teaches you about self-coaching. Heal Yourself and Others With Coaching “We understand that coping with grief and loss can be an overwhelming journey,” says Ben … Read more

Understand Death Better Q&A session – North Sydney Community Centre – a reminder.

Understand Death Better - North Sydney Community Centre

Just a reminder that we’re doing another Understand Death Better Q&A session in North Sydney on Friday. It starts at 10am and will go until 11.30am. Our hosts are the wonderful team at the North Sydney Community Centre. This is at: (click the link below to see it on a … Read more

The five stages of grief are a furphy.

The group starts gathering at the 10am Understand Death Better session, August 3, Hunters Hill

Yes, that’s right, the five stages of grief are a furphy. Even the person who’s first credited with thinking up this idea has said so. And yet the idea of five stages of grief has taken hold of the popular imagination so effectively that it’s one of the most popular … Read more

Join us when Good Grief! goes to Hunters Hill.

Hunters Hill, photo courtesy Stanton, Hillier Parker.

I spent yesterday introducing Good Grief! to the Hunters Hill community in Sydney as we prepare for the next Understand Death Better Q&A session, on August 3. Hunters Hill is a picturesque suburb of Sydney, one of the earliest areas settled on the stunning harbour, with strong French influences, golden … Read more

Join us for another ‘Understand Death Better’ – and there are more coming.

Margaret Rice talking at the Understand Death Better event, Mosman Seniors Centre, July 10, 2023.

More than 50 people attended our Mosman July 10 Q&A session at Mosman Seniors Centre last week. Questions started quickly and they focused around advance care directives. This is not surprising. One woman explained that she had her advance care directive lodged with her GP. Those in the room asked … Read more

We’re back in Mosman again for a second FREE ‘Understand Death Better’ Q&A session.

Understand Death Better - July 10

Following the popularity of our last Mosman Council free ‘Lunch and Learn’ Understand Death Better Q&A session, we are running another one on Monday, July 10.  It starts at 12 noon, it’s free and lunch will be provided. But you need to register with the good people at Mosman Council who are … Read more

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