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SOLD. Mourning in Miniature--the tiniest of urns, made of brass, stands just 1" tall, proving that even the smallest of objects can speak volumes in meaning...newly added in the shop...link to Etsy is in bio... #etsyseller #etsy #etsysellersofinstagram #creepyetsy #etsyshop #etsyshops #antiques #antique #vintage #shopetsy #antiquedealersofinstagram #mourning #mementomori #urn #funeral #deathpositivity #death #deathpositive #witchesofinstagram #witchythings #witchystuff #vintagebrass #brass #miniature #miniatures #antiquemourning #funeralurn #mortuary #funeralhome

2019-05-21 04:52   35 0

 

SOLD. Mourning in Miniature--the tiniest of urns, made of brass, stands just 1" tall, proving that even the smallest of objects can speak volumes in meaning...newly added in the shop...link to Etsy is in bio... #etsyseller #etsy #etsysellersofinstagram #creepyetsy #etsyshop #etsyshops #antiques #antique #vintage #shopetsy #antiquedealersofinstagram #mourning #mementomori #urn #funeral #deathpositivity #death #deathpositive #witchesofinstagram #witchythings #witchystuff #vintagebrass #brass #miniature #miniatures #antiquemourning #funeralurn #mortuary #funeralhome

Iโ€™ve been creating skull art since 2013. All this time, my work has been ephemeralโ€”pieces held together by wire, tape and luckโ€”photographed, then disassembled. Today, I began working on my first permanent sculptural piece. Glueing things to skulls feels... weird.
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2019-05-21 02:09   25 0

 

Iโ€™ve been creating skull art since 2013. All this time, my work has been ephemeralโ€”pieces held together by wire, tape and luckโ€”photographed, then disassembled. Today, I began working on my first permanent sculptural piece. Glueing things to skulls feels... weird. โ‹†โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ‹†โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ‹†โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #workinprogress #wip #ethicallysourced #skull #skullart #skullcollector #bonecollector #boneart #vultureculture #beautyindeath #deathpositive #death #rebirth #circleoflife #mementomori #mementovivere #macabre #gothic #pagan #nature #naturalhistory #wunderkammer #curiosities #vanessalaurintoothandbone

Made this custom urn for a fisherman friend of mine. He wanted an urn that he could tie a lanyard to so his dad wouldnโ€™t roll off the shelf in the wheel house. The groove around the urn is to accommodate the lanyard. His dad has been accompanying him on his previous annual fishing journeys, but now heโ€™ll be riding in style! Good fishing to you!
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2019-05-21 01:16   154 4

 

Made this custom urn for a fisherman friend of mine. He wanted an urn that he could tie a lanyard to so his dad wouldnโ€™t roll off the shelf in the wheel house. The groove around the urn is to accommodate the lanyard. His dad has been accompanying him on his previous annual fishing journeys, but now heโ€™ll be riding in style! Good fishing to you! #honorwithbeauty #touchformedmemorials #deathpositive #urn

Rest in peace, my dear Pennywise. You were a hell of a cat and lived up to your name. My heart is so heavy but soon I'll look back at all the memories and smile. I'm grateful that @thegooddeath taught me what I needed to know for the inevitable. I'm blessed to have you buried in your home so when you decompose you can become your home. Here's to the life you lived, baby girl. #pet #deathpositive

2019-05-20 23:49   18 1

 

Rest in peace, my dear Pennywise. You were a hell of a cat and lived up to your name. My heart is so heavy but soon I'll look back at all the memories and smile. I'm grateful that @thegooddeath taught me what I needed to know for the inevitable. I'm blessed to have you buried in your home so when you decompose you can become your home. Here's to the life you lived, baby girl. #pet #deathpositive

How will your memory echo into the future? Decide for yourself. Take ownership of your legacy with advance funeral arrangements. eFuneral lets you make funeral plans and purchases online.โ €
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2019-05-20 22:36   8 0

 

How will your memory echo into the future Decide for yourself. Take ownership of your legacy with advance funeral arrangements. eFuneral lets you make funeral plans and purchases online.โ € โ € โ € โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € #funeral #funeralservice #funeralattire #funeralhome #funeralflowers #funerals #funeralplan #funeralplans #funeralplanning #death #deathpositive #afterlife #endoflife #endoflifeplanning #funeraldirector #funeraldirectors #mortuary #cremation #burial #mortician #preneed #prearrange #prearranging #efuneral

As part of Liamโ€™s 1st birthday and celebration of life, I created memory stones for him and some of the other lost babes who have touched my heart this past year ๐ŸŒŸ I was inspired by @charlotte.collingwood who created stones #intillysmemory. I had my nieces and nephews help me place the stones in special spots along a path at the park. On the back of each stone I wrote the hashtag #liamslightliveson in hopes that when people come across them, they might post a photo or search the tag, raising awareness for pregnancy and infant loss ๐ŸŒŸ To the moms and dads of these precious babies gone to soon: Your children now have a special place in Tennessee, USA. I could only tag 20 people, but Iโ€™ll tag more in my stories later. Much love ๐Ÿธ๐ŸŒธ #celebrationoflife #memorial #1stbirthday #1stheavenlybirthday #1yearwithoutyou #lifeafterloss #grievingoutloud #grievingmother #grief #bereavedmother #childloss #babyloss #infantloss #neonatalloss #nicumom #stillamom #parentingwithemptyarms #deathpositive #spiritbaby #angelmom #mamagrief #griefjourney #stillborn #1in4 #motherhood  #motherhoodintheraw #uniteinmotherhood
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2019-05-20 22:23   132 42

 

As part of Liamโ€™s 1st birthday and celebration of life, I created memory stones for him and some of the other lost babes who have touched my heart this past year ๐ŸŒŸ I was inspired by @charlotte.collingwood who created stones #intillysmemory. I had my nieces and nephews help me place the stones in special spots along a path at the park. On the back of each stone I wrote the hashtag #liamslightliveson in hopes that when people come across them, they might post a photo or search the tag, raising awareness for pregnancy and infant loss ๐ŸŒŸ To the moms and dads of these precious babies gone to soon: Your children now have a special place in Tennessee, USA. I could only tag 20 people, but Iโ€™ll tag more in my stories later. Much love ๐Ÿธ๐ŸŒธ #celebrationoflife #memorial #1stbirthday #1stheavenlybirthday #1yearwithoutyou #lifeafterloss #grievingoutloud #grievingmother #grief #bereavedmother #childloss #babyloss #infantloss #neonatalloss #nicumom #stillamom #parentingwithemptyarms #deathpositive #spiritbaby #angelmom #mamagrief #griefjourney #stillborn #1in4 #motherhood #motherhoodintheraw #uniteinmotherhood #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness

Join us in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from July 29th to the 31st for our upcoming Dedication Ceremony at Silcer Memorial Reef.
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This three-day event for family and friends includes the incorporation of cremains into your Reef Memorial, the placement and Dedication Ceremony, and concludes with a Celebration of Life at idyllic Silcer Beach Club. Eat, drink, swim in the ocean, and give your loved one a joyous farewell.
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We welcome you to pay tribute with this unique Undersea Memorial experience that creates new ocean life in one of the most beautiful and endangered places on Earth.
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Reach us at info@memorialreefs.international or call us toll-free at 877-218-0747
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2019-05-20 22:21   24 1

 

Join us in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from July 29th to the 31st for our upcoming Dedication Ceremony at Silcer Memorial Reef. โญ This three-day event for family and friends includes the incorporation of cremains into your Reef Memorial, the placement and Dedication Ceremony, and concludes with a Celebration of Life at idyllic Silcer Beach Club. Eat, drink, swim in the ocean, and give your loved one a joyous farewell. โญ We welcome you to pay tribute with this unique Undersea Memorial experience that creates new ocean life in one of the most beautiful and endangered places on Earth. โญ Contact us today to learn more about Silcer Memorial Reef and to choose the perfect Reef Memorial. โญ Reach us at [email protected]memorialreefs.international or call us toll-free at 877-218-0747 โญ Reservations for this Dedication event will be accepted through the end of June. . . . . #SilcerMemorialReef #DestinationFuneral #Yucatan #DeathPositive #CelebrationofLife #renewable #sustainability #seaburial #burialatsea #coral #coralreef #memorialreef #artificialreef #reefball #grief #memorial #environmentalism #climatechange #globalwarming #marinebiology #ocean #coralnursery #funeral #cremation #greenburial #nfda #dive #fishing #surf #scuba

In the interest of full disclosure, Iโ€™ve watched an episode and a half of Netflixโ€™s Dead to Me. AND in what I saw, it highlights different ways through which individuals and families respond to grief. As someone who sits with people in their grief by virtue of supporting them through death, Iโ€™ve seen a lot of different expressionsโ€”anger, detachment, flippancy, despondence, go getters, annoyance, sadness, and sometimes even laughter. It took me a while to understand which expressions of grief I was not comfortable with and WHY so that I could be an effective support system for those who grieve in ways I donโ€™t understand. And overall its supported me in getting more comfortable with my own expressions of grief. Yet again, supporting through death helps us in life. Imagine that? #deadtome

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In the interest of full disclosure, Iโ€™ve watched an episode and a half of Netflixโ€™s Dead to Me. AND in what I saw, it highlights different ways through which individuals and families respond to grief. As someone who sits with people in their grief by virtue of supporting them through death, Iโ€™ve seen a lot of different expressionsโ€”anger, detachment, flippancy, despondence, go getters, annoyance, sadness, and sometimes even laughter. It took me a while to understand which expressions of grief I was not comfortable with and WHY so that I could be an effective support system for those who grieve in ways I donโ€™t understand. And overall its supported me in getting more comfortable with my own expressions of grief. Yet again, supporting through death helps us in life. Imagine that #deadtome

Today, I speak with AJ from @shop_kalma about my relationship with death and disability for the Spooky Spoonie blog! Check it out! Link in the bio.

2019-05-20 21:18   124 3

 

Today, I speak with AJ from @shop_kalma about my relationship with death and disability for the Spooky Spoonie blog! Check it out! Link in the bio.

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2019-05-20 20:47   39 0

 

๐Ÿ–ค โ‹†โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ‹†โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ‹†โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #deathpositive #death #mementomori #mementovivere #beautyindeath #macabre #mua #gothic #gothicbeauty #gothicpinup #darkbeauty #alternativebeauty #alternativepinup #beautifulbizarre #horrorphotography #fantasyphotography #pagan #witch #demon #devil #undead #vampire #haunted #creatureofthenight #lace #gloves #fetish #boudoir #selfportrait #vanessalaurintoothandbone

"In learning how to coexist with my disability, I have become well prepared to live with the inescapable reality that someday I will die... I use my knowledge about my disability and my mortality to continually adapt and evolve. Acceptance is the only answer to the things which cannot be avoided, and I thoroughly believe that you can only live the best version of your life once you make peace with these things."
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Today, I'm super excited to be featuring fellow Glam Goth, Deathling Maker, Ehlers-Danlos Zebra and #SpookySpoonie Courtney Lane @NeverForgottenCL on the KALMA Blog! Check out the link in our bio to read her story and learn more about her amazing hairwork ๐Ÿ–ค

2019-05-20 20:34   87 6

 

"In learning how to coexist with my disability, I have become well prepared to live with the inescapable reality that someday I will die... I use my knowledge about my disability and my mortality to continually adapt and evolve. Acceptance is the only answer to the things which cannot be avoided, and I thoroughly believe that you can only live the best version of your life once you make peace with these things." . Today, I'm super excited to be featuring fellow Glam Goth, Deathling Maker, Ehlers-Danlos Zebra and #SpookySpoonie Courtney Lane @NeverForgottenCL on the KALMA Blog! Check out the link in our bio to read her story and learn more about her amazing hairwork ๐Ÿ–ค

1800`s mourning hairwork flower shadowbox with faded red satin backdrop from Austria. Absolutely stunning! Measures approx 7 x 12".
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2019-05-20 20:25   45 0

 

1800`s mourning hairwork flower shadowbox with faded red satin backdrop from Austria. Absolutely stunning! Measures approx 7 x 12". DM for price and availability. . . . . . . . . . #salamandersaltcurio #mourninghair #hairart #victorianhair #hairwork #victorianhome #mementomori #gonebutnotforgotten #victorianhairwork #vancouveroddities #keepvancouverweird #darkdecor #homesweethell #darkartsandcrafts #deathpositive #odditiesforsale #oddities #odditiesandcuriosities #cabinetofcuriosities

On Saturday we had the most perfect celebration of life for Liam. I truly canโ€™t believe itโ€™s been one whole year. I hope we made you proud, little man. Thank you to everyone who sent cards, texts and flowers last week and especially those who joined us in celebrating our son. My favorite part of honoring Liam was creating the memory stones for him and other sweet babies gone to soon. Iโ€™ll make a separate post explaining the project and tag those special mamas and papas. 
 #liamslightliveson #celebrationoflife #memorial #1stbirthday #1stheavenlybirthday #1yearwithoutyou #lifeafterloss #grievingoutloud #grievingmother #grief #bereavedmother #childloss #babyloss #infantloss #neonatalloss #nicumom #stillamom #askmehisname #parentingwithemptyarms #deathpositive #spiritbaby #angelmom #mamagrief #griefjourney #stillborn #1in4 #motherhood  #motherhoodintheraw #uniteinmotherhood
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2019-05-20 20:09   82 10

 

On Saturday we had the most perfect celebration of life for Liam. I truly canโ€™t believe itโ€™s been one whole year. I hope we made you proud, little man. Thank you to everyone who sent cards, texts and flowers last week and especially those who joined us in celebrating our son. My favorite part of honoring Liam was creating the memory stones for him and other sweet babies gone to soon. Iโ€™ll make a separate post explaining the project and tag those special mamas and papas. #liamslightliveson #celebrationoflife #memorial #1stbirthday #1stheavenlybirthday #1yearwithoutyou #lifeafterloss #grievingoutloud #grievingmother #grief #bereavedmother #childloss #babyloss #infantloss #neonatalloss #nicumom #stillamom #askmehisname #parentingwithemptyarms #deathpositive #spiritbaby #angelmom #mamagrief #griefjourney #stillborn #1in4 #motherhood #motherhoodintheraw #uniteinmotherhood #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness

โœจdeath work dialogue 001โœจ "So, Tatiana, why are you so interested in death all of a sudden? What is death work? What is an end of life doula? What?" I have received a lot of curious questioning about this new path I am beginning. Why would I dedicate my young life to talking about death and working with dying people.

The birth doula is more known: an individual who assists a mother before, during and after the birthing process mentally, emotionally and spiritually. An end of life doula is similar; I intend to guide and support both the person and their families before, during and after their transition out of the body. 
Isnโ€™t that depressing? 
No, I would like to share with you that it is not. Dying, transitioning, ascending, whatever you would like to call it, is a human birthright. It is a sacred journey that western culture has buried and contorted in the past 100 years. We live in a culture where death is shocking, horrible, the absolute worst option, when it is the ONLY option once you arrive here. We are cyclical, we are temporary, just as the seasons. 
I am not claiming that grief isnโ€™t real or that death isnโ€™t challenging. Saying goodbye to a loved one can be incredibly emotional, shocking, painful. Circumstances may be unbelievable. I donโ€™t want to take away from that. It is however time that we stop pretending that death will never happen, that our bodies are infinite - that we should never talk about it, or think about it. This only handicaps us and makes the process so much harder.ย It hinders our options. 
We know how to honor a new soul arriving on this planet, but we have forgotten how to send someone off with the same level of grace, joy and celebration. 
The body knows how to do this. The body knows how to die. The body knows it is temporary. Let us re-enter that space of knowing with humanity. With design and intention. 
I am incredibly honored to be called to this work, and I hope you all enjoy learning and expanding alongside me. I have a lot to share and it really is just the beginning!

If you want to talk to me about anything concerning this topic, please know that I am so eager to listen and communicate! ๐ŸŒนโœจ #deathanddying #deathpositive

2019-05-20 20:02   45 0

 

โœจdeath work dialogue 001โœจ "So, Tatiana, why are you so interested in death all of a sudden What is death work What is an end of life doula What" I have received a lot of curious questioning about this new path I am beginning. Why would I dedicate my young life to talking about death and working with dying people. The birth doula is more known: an individual who assists a mother before, during and after the birthing process mentally, emotionally and spiritually. An end of life doula is similar; I intend to guide and support both the person and their families before, during and after their transition out of the body. Isnโ€™t that depressing No, I would like to share with you that it is not. Dying, transitioning, ascending, whatever you would like to call it, is a human birthright. It is a sacred journey that western culture has buried and contorted in the past 100 years. We live in a culture where death is shocking, horrible, the absolute worst option, when it is the ONLY option once you arrive here. We are cyclical, we are temporary, just as the seasons. I am not claiming that grief isnโ€™t real or that death isnโ€™t challenging. Saying goodbye to a loved one can be incredibly emotional, shocking, painful. Circumstances may be unbelievable. I donโ€™t want to take away from that. It is however time that we stop pretending that death will never happen, that our bodies are infinite - that we should never talk about it, or think about it. This only handicaps us and makes the process so much harder.ย It hinders our options. We know how to honor a new soul arriving on this planet, but we have forgotten how to send someone off with the same level of grace, joy and celebration. The body knows how to do this. The body knows how to die. The body knows it is temporary. Let us re-enter that space of knowing with humanity. With design and intention. I am incredibly honored to be called to this work, and I hope you all enjoy learning and expanding alongside me. I have a lot to share and it really is just the beginning! If you want to talk to me about anything concerning this topic, please know that I am so eager to listen and communicate! ๐ŸŒนโœจ #deathanddying #deathpositive

Yesterday we went on a guided tour of York Cemetery, as part of the #deadgoodfestival Despite growing up in #York, I've never been before and was amazed at such a fascinating site with a colourful history. Such a beautiful oasis of greenery and wildlife in the centre of the city.
The #FriendsofYorkCemetery have done an incredible job of saving this Victorian burial ground from ruin, and fight a constant battle to prevent nature from swallowing the tombs and memorials. We even had a trip down to the #Catacombs. The Friends run several tours over the year, including two Bat Walks ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆ‡, and a tour themed around sudden & unexplained deaths. Spooky! ๐Ÿ‘ปโšฐ๐Ÿ‘ปโšฐ๐Ÿ‘ป
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2019-05-20 19:22   37 4

 

Yesterday we went on a guided tour of York Cemetery, as part of the #deadgoodfestival Despite growing up in #York, I've never been before and was amazed at such a fascinating site with a colourful history. Such a beautiful oasis of greenery and wildlife in the centre of the city. The #FriendsofYorkCemetery have done an incredible job of saving this Victorian burial ground from ruin, and fight a constant battle to prevent nature from swallowing the tombs and memorials. We even had a trip down to the #catacombs. The Friends run several tours over the year, including two Bat Walks ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆ‡, and a tour themed around sudden & unexplained deaths. Spooky! ๐Ÿ‘ปโšฐ๐Ÿ‘ปโšฐ๐Ÿ‘ป *more pics in my story* . #deathpositive #deathpositivity #stleonardshospice #yorkcemetery #cityofyork #deathmatters #funereal #funeralrites #victorianmourning #gravematters #gravestones #tombstones #taphophile #taphophilia #cemeterychic #spookygirl #gothic #mausoleum #mementomori #memorial #catacomb

1ST AGE - THE MIRACLE OF THE BABY
Mama! Look how cute I am! Adore me me me me me. Look at my pudgy cheeks. Arenโ€™t my little feet adorable? Arenโ€™t I cute? Mama!! Dadda!! ________

Actors, musicians, dancers and African drummers explore the journey from cradle to grave in the premiere of our revolutionary performance piece The Seven Ages and The Dance of Life & Death.

Performances from 23rd May at @st_augustines_centre , Brighton.
See our event on http://www.thesevenages.com
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1ST AGE - THE MIRACLE OF THE BABY Mama! Look how cute I am! Adore me me me me me. Look at my pudgy cheeks. Arenโ€™t my little feet adorable Arenโ€™t I cute Mama!! Dadda!! ________ Actors, musicians, dancers and African drummers explore the journey from cradle to grave in the premiere of our revolutionary performance piece The Seven Ages and The Dance of Life & Death. Performances from 23rd May at @st_augustines_centre , Brighton. See our event on http://www.thesevenages.com . . . #alltheworldsastage #deathdoula #love #deathpositive #embracelife #deathisnormal #deatheducator #deathawareness #perspectiveshift #livingwelldyingwell #talkaboutdeath #dyingmatters #copingwithdeath #deathanddying #peacefulness #peace #facingmortality #griefwalker #thedanceoflifeanddeath #shakespeare #shakespearequotes #shakespeareplay #classictheatre #brightonevents #whatsonbrighton #brightonfringe2019 #brightonfringe #thesevenages

2019 Spring Green Burial Retreat. I participated in learning what our ancestors did just a few decades ago. What our society has conditioned us to forget. I am grateful there are other humans who advocate and support our legal rights. See you amazing humans again in June! @a_sacred_passing. **All living in photos and permission to share.

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2019 Spring Green Burial Retreat. I participated in learning what our ancestors did just a few decades ago. What our society has conditioned us to forget. I am grateful there are other humans who advocate and support our legal rights. See you amazing humans again in June! @a_sacred_passing. **All living in photos and permission to share.

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 #thepicassos #coffin #dark  #spooky #spookydark #ouija #horror #vintage #livemusic #ghostly #macabreblues #moon #flowers #gothicfashion #cemeterypunk #seancepolka #loud #fall #death #deathinspired #reaction #creepy #goth #gothic #horror #spiritboard #haunt #dead #deathpositive #allblackeverything

2019-05-20 17:16   21 0

 

The stellulam concept. โšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธ โšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธโšฐ๏ธ #thepicassos #coffin #dark #spooky #spookydark #ouija #horror #vintage #livemusic #ghostly #macabreblues #moon #flowers #gothicfashion #cemeterypunk #seancepolka #loud #fall #death #deathinspired #reaction #creepy #goth #gothic #horror #spiritboard #haunt #dead #deathpositive #allblackeverything

๐ŸŽถ What if my soul was still trembling? And would you put your black dress on and visit my bones?๐ŸŽถ @thebrianfallon "Forget Me Not"

2019-05-20 17:07   85 2

 

๐ŸŽถ What if my soul was still trembling And would you put your black dress on and visit my bones๐ŸŽถ @thebrianfallon "Forget Me Not"

Here is a sweet post mortem CDV of a little girl from New Castle Indiana. ๐Ÿ’“Sheโ€™s posed sitting up and holds a small bouquet of flowers on her lap.๐Ÿ’ Somewhat startlingly, her mouth and eyes are both open, and her legs poke stiffly out from her dress, her little feet pointing straight up. I love the bit of hair ribbon that peeks over her shoulder. ๐ŸŽ€

2019-05-20 17:00   61 6

 

Here is a sweet post mortem CDV of a little girl from New Castle Indiana. ๐Ÿ’“Sheโ€™s posed sitting up and holds a small bouquet of flowers on her lap.๐Ÿ’ Somewhat startlingly, her mouth and eyes are both open, and her legs poke stiffly out from her dress, her little feet pointing straight up. I love the bit of hair ribbon that peeks over her shoulder. ๐ŸŽ€

Itโ€™s time to leave sunny Los Angeles and head back up to Santa Cruz. This weekend vending at the @odditiesfleamarket was absolutely wonderful.

Thank you to everyone who came out and said hello. Iโ€™m thrilled so many of my pieces and limited prints found amazing homes over the last few days. To everyone who added my work to their collection, thank you. Your support allows me to keep doing what I do! 
And of course, thank you to @ryanmatthewcohn and @reginamariecohn for curating such an amazing event filled with beautiful creators and vendors. 
If you were not able to attend the @odditiesfleamarket this weekend, donโ€™t fret, you can still buy online, just follow the link in my bio. If you placed an order over the weekend, it will be shipping out in the next day or two. (Picture stolen from @dropslash , you all kept me so busy I didnโ€™t have time to take any photos of the floor! ๐Ÿ–ค) .
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 #stilllife #curiosities #macabre #vanitas #skull #artlovers #naturalhistory #victoriangothic #deathpositive #mementomori #artistsoninstagram #wip #taxidermyart #fineartphotography #witchesofinstagram #deathpostiveart #photography #morbid #newcontemporaryart #wunderkammer #artofawitch #remnants #art #darkartandcraft #taxidermy #oddities #beautifulbizarre #odditiesandcuriosities #odditiesfleamarket #collection

2019-05-20 16:36   70 6

 

Itโ€™s time to leave sunny Los Angeles and head back up to Santa Cruz. This weekend vending at the @odditiesfleamarket was absolutely wonderful. Thank you to everyone who came out and said hello. Iโ€™m thrilled so many of my pieces and limited prints found amazing homes over the last few days. To everyone who added my work to their collection, thank you. Your support allows me to keep doing what I do! And of course, thank you to @ryanmatthewcohn and @reginamariecohn for curating such an amazing event filled with beautiful creators and vendors. If you were not able to attend the @odditiesfleamarket this weekend, donโ€™t fret, you can still buy online, just follow the link in my bio. If you placed an order over the weekend, it will be shipping out in the next day or two. (Picture stolen from @dropslash , you all kept me so busy I didnโ€™t have time to take any photos of the floor! ๐Ÿ–ค) . . #stilllife #curiosities #macabre #vanitas #skull #artlovers #naturalhistory #victoriangothic #deathpositive #mementomori #artistsoninstagram #wip #taxidermyart #fineartphotography #witchesofinstagram #deathpostiveart #photography #morbid #newcontemporaryart #wunderkammer #artofawitch #remnants #art #darkartandcraft #taxidermy #oddities #beautifulbizarre #odditiesandcuriosities #odditiesfleamarket #collection

This is from my own post-death vigil back in March. I remember feeling held. Supported. I had hands on comforting touch from women who were sobbing and mourning as they cared for my body in preparation to be laid to rest. Our teacher held vigil and performed an elemental release. I thought I would experience claustrophobia or anxiety when I was shrouded, but I didnโ€™t. I felt comfortable and safe, womb-like. Funny how those threshold events are so similar. I canโ€™t stress enough the knowing that took place, being cared for in that capacity by so many powerful women. It should always be that way. Everyone deserves to be held in such regard when they transition. As personal as it was, this was largely about all of us in the room; women reclaiming and returning to the work only they can do with such intimacy, honor, and reverence for life.
 #deathpositive
 #deatheducation
 #deathmidwife
 #deathliteracy
 #deathadvocate 
 #deathassacredactivism

2019-05-20 16:23   26 2

 

This is from my own post-death vigil back in March. I remember feeling held. Supported. I had hands on comforting touch from women who were sobbing and mourning as they cared for my body in preparation to be laid to rest. Our teacher held vigil and performed an elemental release. I thought I would experience claustrophobia or anxiety when I was shrouded, but I didnโ€™t. I felt comfortable and safe, womb-like. Funny how those threshold events are so similar. I canโ€™t stress enough the knowing that took place, being cared for in that capacity by so many powerful women. It should always be that way. Everyone deserves to be held in such regard when they transition. As personal as it was, this was largely about all of us in the room; women reclaiming and returning to the work only they can do with such intimacy, honor, and reverence for life. #deathpositive #deatheducation #deathmidwife #deathliteracy #deathadvocate #deathassacredactivism

I think this just might be my favorite name pairing I've ever seen on a headstone. Some of us do indeed find our bliss while creeping around graves. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿฅ€โšฐ #death #graveyardgirlfriend #taphophile #taphophilia #coimetromania #deathpositive #cemeterygates #cemetery #graveyard #cemeterylife #cemeterylovers #graveyardgirl #goth  #gothic #gothgirl  #cemeterygirl #deathwork #listen #momentomori #graveyard_freaks #cemetery_shots #cemetery_nation #headstone #tombstone #graveyard_life #tombstone #grave #cemeteryart #graveyard_photogroup #cemeterysymbolism

2019-05-20 16:14   49 1

 

I think this just might be my favorite name pairing I've ever seen on a headstone. Some of us do indeed find our bliss while creeping around graves. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿฅ€โšฐ #death #graveyardgirlfriend #taphophile #taphophilia #coimetromania #deathpositive #cemeterygates #cemetery #graveyard #cemeterylife #cemeterylovers #graveyardgirl #goth #gothic #gothgirl #cemeterygirl #deathwork #listen #momentomori #graveyard_freaks #cemetery_shots #cemetery_nation #headstone #tombstone #graveyard_life #tombstone #grave #cemeteryart #graveyard_photogroup #cemeterysymbolism

One of my favorite businesses recently moved locations. Part of the new storeโ€™s layout has placed these chairs immediately by the entrance. We all shared a quick topic point and laugh about how now I wouldnโ€™t need to walk but more than 5 steps into the store to get to my sitting place.ย The opportunity to be seated when standing is the norm is something that Iโ€™ve always appreciated, but I didnโ€™t realize to what extent I appreciated it until I really took the time to reflect.

Depending on your type of condition and other person-by-person factors, you donโ€™t realize how much of your life is spent being intentionally seated (vs. being seated out of necessity in places like restaurants, movie theaters, cars, etc.) until you start monitoring your rate of activity for medical logging. For many of us, a sedentary body is not an inactive body. Seated disabled and chronically ill bodies may be oscillating wildly between high and low heart rates and blood pressures, or dipping in SpO2 levels; they may have tremor, or they may be on the verge of ย syncope. Seated bodies may be resorting from exertion, or they may be ambulating.

Regardless of why or what they are doing, the ability to be immediately seated supersedes the luxury of being conveniently seated.

2019-05-20 16:00   79 3

 

One of my favorite businesses recently moved locations. Part of the new storeโ€™s layout has placed these chairs immediately by the entrance. We all shared a quick topic point and laugh about how now I wouldnโ€™t need to walk but more than 5 steps into the store to get to my sitting place.ย The opportunity to be seated when standing is the norm is something that Iโ€™ve always appreciated, but I didnโ€™t realize to what extent I appreciated it until I really took the time to reflect. Depending on your type of condition and other person-by-person factors, you donโ€™t realize how much of your life is spent being intentionally seated (vs. being seated out of necessity in places like restaurants, movie theaters, cars, etc.) until you start monitoring your rate of activity for medical logging. For many of us, a sedentary body is not an inactive body. Seated disabled and chronically ill bodies may be oscillating wildly between high and low heart rates and blood pressures, or dipping in SpO2 levels; they may have tremor, or they may be on the verge of ย syncope. Seated bodies may be resorting from exertion, or they may be ambulating. Regardless of why or what they are doing, the ability to be immediately seated supersedes the luxury of being conveniently seated.

Friends who find a mummified deers head that their family has kept hidden in the depths of their shed and dead parts in jars... These are a few of my favorite things. 
My home decor is certainly not for everyone but it's how I prefer it. Honestly a lot of folks are more #deathpositive when it comes to home decor, personal curio boxes, family heirlooms than you would think. Families have urns, some 18th century hair ornaments or 'trophy' heads. I can't tell you how many folks have pulled out an ornate box, jar or curio with these little treasures that they have been kind enough to share with me. The novelty of looking into the deepest treasures one owns will never fade. I think we're all a little death positive on the inside. It's just a matter of reaching down and exercising that muscle by challenging the norms, our laws and being an active participant or just a listener for all things that will create a better relationship with death as a culture. 
 #altaregodesign #altaregofashion #altaregoart #photography #picoftheday #morbid #macabre #homedecor #strangeandunusual #strangewomenunite #deliadeetz #deetzvibes #morbidhomedecor #macabrehomedecor

2019-05-20 15:58   48 2

 

Friends who find a mummified deers head that their family has kept hidden in the depths of their shed and dead parts in jars... These are a few of my favorite things. My home decor is certainly not for everyone but it's how I prefer it. Honestly a lot of folks are more #deathpositive when it comes to home decor, personal curio boxes, family heirlooms than you would think. Families have urns, some 18th century hair ornaments or 'trophy' heads. I can't tell you how many folks have pulled out an ornate box, jar or curio with these little treasures that they have been kind enough to share with me. The novelty of looking into the deepest treasures one owns will never fade. I think we're all a little death positive on the inside. It's just a matter of reaching down and exercising that muscle by challenging the norms, our laws and being an active participant or just a listener for all things that will create a better relationship with death as a culture. #altaregodesign #altaregofashion #altaregoart #photography #picoftheday #morbid #macabre #homedecor #strangeandunusual #strangewomenunite #deliadeetz #deetzvibes #morbidhomedecor #macabrehomedecor

How do you get back to normal? Spoiler alert, you don't. #MortuaryMonday

2019-05-20 15:57   24 2

 

How do you get back to normal Spoiler alert, you don't. #MortuaryMonday

Thereโ€™s just something about this cemetery.

2019-05-20 15:54   41 1

 

Thereโ€™s just something about this cemetery.

He didnโ€™t โ€œdieโ€; he fell to lifeโ€™s unrelenting winds of change. And no, this wasnโ€™t an obituary for a tree. #talloak #talloaks #theforestofourlives #unrelentingwinds #unrelenting #windsofchange #windofchange #downtogorkypark #underhisprotection #protectiveshadow โ€ข
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 #euphemism 
 #obit 
 #obits 
 #obituary 
 #obituaries 
 #funeraldirector 
 #embalmer 
 #mortuary
 #undertaker 
 #deathpositive 
 #deathdoula
 #hospicecare 
 #inmemoriam 
 #cemetery 
 #restinpeace 
 #nurse 
 #newspaper

2019-05-20 14:29   330 6

 

He didnโ€™t โ€œdieโ€; he fell to lifeโ€™s unrelenting winds of change. And no, this wasnโ€™t an obituary for a tree. #talloak #talloaks #theforestofourlives #unrelentingwinds #unrelenting #windsofchange #windofchange #downtogorkypark #underhisprotection #protectiveshadow โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข ๐Ÿ“ธ pic credit and special thanks to @jcheezy4444 for sending me this one. Quite interesting! Thanks John! โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #theydidntdie #didntdie #euphemism #obit #obits #obituary #obituaries #funeraldirector #embalmer #mortuary #undertaker #deathpositive #deathdoula #hospicecare #inmemoriam #cemetery #restinpeace #nurse #newspaper

Itโ€™s Palliative Myth Monday! So here is a big misconception: death is painful. Yes, most people suffering from a terminal illness, such as cancer, will experience pain at some point during end of life (which I would define as the final six months of life). However, Palliation has advanced so much over the past 60 years to include powerful medications that can control almost all pain. It can sometimes take some trial and error, but palliative professionals, working together with patients, can use these medical advancements to significantly reduce or remove pain.

Medications like hydromorphone, morphine, fentanyl, and methadone are all used here in Canada to control minor to complicated pain. And if all these were not enough, Palliative sedation is a viable option, albeit a discussion for another Monday!

Have you ever had a patient with complicated pain? How was it resolved?

 #palliativecare #endoflife #deathpositive #palliation #palliativemedicine #palliativecarenurse #palliative #registerednurse #physician #nursingschool #nursingstudent #medschool #medstudent

2019-05-20 14:01   21 1

 

Itโ€™s Palliative Myth Monday! So here is a big misconception: death is painful. Yes, most people suffering from a terminal illness, such as cancer, will experience pain at some point during end of life (which I would define as the final six months of life). However, Palliation has advanced so much over the past 60 years to include powerful medications that can control almost all pain. It can sometimes take some trial and error, but palliative professionals, working together with patients, can use these medical advancements to significantly reduce or remove pain. Medications like hydromorphone, morphine, fentanyl, and methadone are all used here in Canada to control minor to complicated pain. And if all these were not enough, Palliative sedation is a viable option, albeit a discussion for another Monday! Have you ever had a patient with complicated pain How was it resolved #palliativecare #endoflife #deathpositive #palliation #palliativemedicine #palliativecarenurse #palliative #registerednurse #physician #nursingschool #nursingstudent #medschool #medstudent

Itโ€™s pouring here in Bangor, and my son and I were singing this classic, nursery rhyme .. at 8 years old he read between the lines .. have you ever noticed how dark they can be?

2019-05-20 13:40   72 4

 

Itโ€™s pouring here in Bangor, and my son and I were singing this classic, nursery rhyme .. at 8 years old he read between the lines .. have you ever noticed how dark they can be

And I came home from church with two jars of wildflowers from the May Fayre; perfect to refresh my little altar now that the Lilac flowers have gone.

There is something about tiny posies of wildflowers. I put them on the wall in our old lychgate, which is the place where coffins would be rested on their way to the church when people carried their dead along the lychways, corpse, or spirit roads. Few of us are aware of these roads now but they remain nevertheless, if not physically then as an invisible, inner geography, the memory of the footfalls of our pre-industrial ancestors. I think of them often when I walk to the church, or to any old church. I wonder at the feet that walked this way and what their lives might have been like; not better, but more connected to what's real perhaps, to the earth, to the tides of life & death. And these little posies of wildflowers in jam jars tied with ribbon in dappled sunlight against ancient wood and stone made me think of them too.

I hope that somehow they saw these wild little flowers in the place where they brought their dead and thought them a blessing.

 #smallbeauties #lychgate #lychway #springposies #1000yearchurch #deathpositive

2019-05-20 13:08   25 0

 

And I came home from church with two jars of wildflowers from the May Fayre; perfect to refresh my little altar now that the Lilac flowers have gone. There is something about tiny posies of wildflowers. I put them on the wall in our old lychgate, which is the place where coffins would be rested on their way to the church when people carried their dead along the lychways, corpse, or spirit roads. Few of us are aware of these roads now but they remain nevertheless, if not physically then as an invisible, inner geography, the memory of the footfalls of our pre-industrial ancestors. I think of them often when I walk to the church, or to any old church. I wonder at the feet that walked this way and what their lives might have been like; not better, but more connected to what's real perhaps, to the earth, to the tides of life & death. And these little posies of wildflowers in jam jars tied with ribbon in dappled sunlight against ancient wood and stone made me think of them too. I hope that somehow they saw these wild little flowers in the place where they brought their dead and thought them a blessing. #smallbeauties #lychgate #lychway #springposies #1000yearchurch #deathpositive

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 #tarot #tarotreader #tarotreading #spirituality #witchesofinstagram #witchythings #witchyvibes #childfreebychoice #worldwide #stlouis #stlouismo #stl #missouri #chicago #london #sydney #losangeles #newyorkcity #DeathPositive #BodyPositive #SexPositive #lgbtq #inheritance #lawofattraction

2019-05-20 12:52   17 0

 

If you ever have questions about the crystals I choose or the meanings of the cards or just general spirituality, please ask me! ๐Ÿ˜Š Book a Reading: DM me! DONATE: If youโ€™ve found my content at all helpful, please consider donating! Venmo - @HoliEvol #tarot #tarotreader #tarotreading #spirituality #witchesofinstagram #witchythings #witchyvibes #childfreebychoice #worldwide #stlouis #stlouismo #stl #missouri #chicago #london #sydney #losangeles #newyorkcity #DeathPositive #BodyPositive #SexPositive #lgbtq #inheritance #lawofattraction

๐•พ๐–”๐–’๐–Š ๐–†๐–—๐–Š ๐–‡๐–”๐–š๐–“๐–‰ ๐–™๐–” ๐–‰๐–Ž๐–Š ๐–ž๐–”๐–š๐–“๐–Œ
๐•ญ๐–ž ๐–‰๐–ž๐–Ž๐–“๐–Œ ๐–ž๐–”๐–š๐–“๐–Œ ๐–† ๐–•๐–Š๐–—๐–˜๐–”๐–“ ๐–˜๐–™๐–†๐–ž๐–˜ ๐–ž๐–”๐–š๐–“๐–Œ
๐–Ž๐–“ ๐–•๐–Š๐–”๐–•๐–‘๐–Šโ€™๐–˜ ๐–’๐–Š๐–’๐–”๐–—๐–ž.
๐•ด๐–‹ ๐–๐–Š ๐–‡๐–š๐–—๐–“๐–˜ ๐–‡๐–—๐–Ž๐–Œ๐–๐–™๐–‘๐–ž ๐–‡๐–Š๐–‹๐–”๐–—๐–Š ๐–๐–Š ๐–‰๐–Ž๐–Š๐–˜,
๐–๐–Ž๐–˜ ๐–‡๐–—๐–Ž๐–Œ๐–๐–™๐–“๐–Š๐–˜๐–˜ ๐–˜๐–๐–Ž๐–“๐–Š๐–˜ ๐–‹๐–”๐–— ๐–†๐–‘๐–‘ ๐–™๐–Ž๐–’๐–Š...๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿฅ€
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2019-05-20 12:38   117 1

 

๐•พ๐–”๐–’๐–Š ๐–†๐–—๐–Š ๐–‡๐–”๐–š๐–“๐–‰ ๐–™๐–” ๐–‰๐–Ž๐–Š ๐–ž๐–”๐–š๐–“๐–Œ ๐•ญ๐–ž ๐–‰๐–ž๐–Ž๐–“๐–Œ ๐–ž๐–”๐–š๐–“๐–Œ ๐–† ๐–•๐–Š๐–—๐–˜๐–”๐–“ ๐–˜๐–™๐–†๐–ž๐–˜ ๐–ž๐–”๐–š๐–“๐–Œ ๐–Ž๐–“ ๐–•๐–Š๐–”๐–•๐–‘๐–Šโ€™๐–˜ ๐–’๐–Š๐–’๐–”๐–—๐–ž. ๐•ด๐–‹ ๐–๐–Š ๐–‡๐–š๐–—๐–“๐–˜ ๐–‡๐–—๐–Ž๐–Œ๐–๐–™๐–‘๐–ž ๐–‡๐–Š๐–‹๐–”๐–—๐–Š ๐–๐–Š ๐–‰๐–Ž๐–Š๐–˜, ๐–๐–Ž๐–˜ ๐–‡๐–—๐–Ž๐–Œ๐–๐–™๐–“๐–Š๐–˜๐–˜ ๐–˜๐–๐–Ž๐–“๐–Š๐–˜ ๐–‹๐–”๐–— ๐–†๐–‘๐–‘ ๐–™๐–Ž๐–’๐–Š...๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿฅ€ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #postmortem #postmortemphotography #mourning #funeral #death #morbid #macabre #oddities #funeral #antique #antiquephoto #goth #antiquephotography #victorian #spooky #coffin #restinpeace #rip #beautiful #ghost #afterlife #parlorhaunt #sad #blackandwhitephotography #haunted #blackandwhite #tintype #beautiful #mourn #deathpositive #mementomori #1800s

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 #ethicallysourced #horns #skullart #skullcollector #vultureculture #deathpositive #death #mementomori #mementovivere #beautyindeath #macabre #mua #makeupartist #gothic #gothicbeauty #darkbeauty #alternativebeauty #beautifulbizarre #horrorphotography #fantasyphotography #pagan #witch #headpiece #demon #devil #undead #vampire #creatureofthenight #selfportrait #vanessalaurintoothandbone

2019-05-20 11:46   31 0

 

โœ‹๐Ÿป โ‹†โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ‹†โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ‹†โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ‹†โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #ethicallysourced #horns #skullart #skullcollector #vultureculture #deathpositive #death #mementomori #mementovivere #beautyindeath #macabre #mua #makeupartist #gothic #gothicbeauty #darkbeauty #alternativebeauty #beautifulbizarre #horrorphotography #fantasyphotography #pagan #witch #headpiece #demon #devil #undead #vampire #creatureofthenight #selfportrait #vanessalaurintoothandbone

@arianamag.hk is a rare bird - a magazine dedicated to tough issues, focused on social justice and women, it is an absolute joy to be a part of the team and vision.

The second issue of the magazine is dedicated to cancer and the loving memory of one of the kindest humans I have ever met Rina Tay. .

My story for this issue is on the #deathpositive movement, as population numbers keep rising and we live increasingly longer, can we get better about the topic of death and helping each other die better?

2019-05-20 08:07   11 1

 

@arianamag.hk is a rare bird - a magazine dedicated to tough issues, focused on social justice and women, it is an absolute joy to be a part of the team and vision. The second issue of the magazine is dedicated to cancer and the loving memory of one of the kindest humans I have ever met Rina Tay. . My story for this issue is on the #deathpositive movement, as population numbers keep rising and we live increasingly longer, can we get better about the topic of death and helping each other die better

A hair flower commemorating a dearly missed grandmother surrounded by the hair of all three of her granddaughters.

2019-05-20 07:00   141 4

 

A hair flower commemorating a dearly missed grandmother surrounded by the hair of all three of her granddaughters.

I know myself well enough now to know that sleep deprivation can do a number of my emotional state: my anxiety is more easily triggered, Iโ€™m more irritable, and in general, I have a harder time regulating myself. I try my best to get a solid 7 hours/night as recommended by American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
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When you think about it, sleep is very important to our overall well-being, yet in our culture of busy, we often sacrifice sleep in the name of accomplishing more. We wear it as a badge of honor, and in telling others how little sleep we got, we hope that they can see how dedicated and hard-working we are.
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To be honest, I never paid attention to my sleep hygiene until I started working at hospice. Seeing firsthand how poor quality sleep can severely impact dying patients, I found myself wondering how poor sleep would affect the rest of us who arenโ€™t terminally ill. Turns out, a whole slew of physical, cognitive, and mental issues can arise: increase risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity. Not to mention diminished focus, memory, and learning.
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So really, we should be prioritizing good quality sleep. What happens when we start to focus on having good sleep hygiene?
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1๏ธโƒฃ Increased productivity: With better attention and focus, you can accomplish things quickly and efficiently since your brain wonโ€™t be sluggish and slow. You will have better memory retention, and your ability to make decisions wonโ€™t be compromised. Along with your sharpened mind, you can be more creative.
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2๏ธโƒฃ Improved psychological well-being: When you get good sleep, you can regulate your emotions better. This can have a profound effect on how to handle stress or dealing with conflict with others. You will feel less anxiety too, and will be less prone to depression.
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3๏ธโƒฃ Better physical health: Adequate sleep reduces inflammation, which is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and premature aging. Sleep may also help with weight loss.
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Do you get enough #sleep?
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๐Ÿ“ท: @adairs

2019-05-20 04:23   40 3

 

I know myself well enough now to know that sleep deprivation can do a number of my emotional state: my anxiety is more easily triggered, Iโ€™m more irritable, and in general, I have a harder time regulating myself. I try my best to get a solid 7 hours/night as recommended by American Academy of Sleep Medicine. . When you think about it, sleep is very important to our overall well-being, yet in our culture of busy, we often sacrifice sleep in the name of accomplishing more. We wear it as a badge of honor, and in telling others how little sleep we got, we hope that they can see how dedicated and hard-working we are. . To be honest, I never paid attention to my sleep hygiene until I started working at hospice. Seeing firsthand how poor quality sleep can severely impact dying patients, I found myself wondering how poor sleep would affect the rest of us who arenโ€™t terminally ill. Turns out, a whole slew of physical, cognitive, and mental issues can arise: increase risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity. Not to mention diminished focus, memory, and learning. . So really, we should be prioritizing good quality sleep. What happens when we start to focus on having good sleep hygiene . 1๏ธโƒฃ Increased productivity: With better attention and focus, you can accomplish things quickly and efficiently since your brain wonโ€™t be sluggish and slow. You will have better memory retention, and your ability to make decisions wonโ€™t be compromised. Along with your sharpened mind, you can be more creative. . 2๏ธโƒฃ Improved psychological well-being: When you get good sleep, you can regulate your emotions better. This can have a profound effect on how to handle stress or dealing with conflict with others. You will feel less anxiety too, and will be less prone to depression. . 3๏ธโƒฃ Better physical health: Adequate sleep reduces inflammation, which is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and premature aging. Sleep may also help with weight loss. . Do you get enough #sleep . ๐Ÿ“ท: @adairs

What a wonderful day for a living funeral ceremony! These fearless ladies jumped right in to the process and came out feeling refreshed and renewed. As one said โ€œthis activity is actually about life, not death.โ€ I am grateful for their participation and look forward to the next ceremony in July. ๐Ÿ–ค

2019-05-20 04:12   42 1

 

What a wonderful day for a living funeral ceremony! These fearless ladies jumped right in to the process and came out feeling refreshed and renewed. As one said โ€œthis activity is actually about life, not death.โ€ I am grateful for their participation and look forward to the next ceremony in July. ๐Ÿ–ค

Dead Like Me was the show that made me think about working in the deathcare field. When the show debuted in 2003, I was 15, and I fell in love with it. I connected with Georgia on some level, and found Rube to be witty and wise. After the show was canceled after two seasons, I didnโ€™t think much else about working in the field until I was around 26. I credit this show with making me think about death. And to this day I love watching Dead Like Me. #funeraldirector #embalmer #deathpositive #mementomori #funeralservice #funeral #funeralhumor #embalmerlife #funeraldirectorlife

2019-05-20 02:14   30 4

 

Dead Like Me was the show that made me think about working in the deathcare field. When the show debuted in 2003, I was 15, and I fell in love with it. I connected with Georgia on some level, and found Rube to be witty and wise. After the show was canceled after two seasons, I didnโ€™t think much else about working in the field until I was around 26. I credit this show with making me think about death. And to this day I love watching Dead Like Me. #funeraldirector #embalmer #deathpositive #mementomori #funeralservice #funeral #funeralhumor #embalmerlife #funeraldirectorlife

This weekend I had the most amazing experience of partaking in a practice green burial with some beautiful fellow humans who are walking the path of sacred death tending. I now know the feeling of being shrouded in a grave and it is one that will stay with me for the rest of my time above ground. ๐ŸŒฑ
Thank you, @a_sacred_passing
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 #deathpositive #greenburial #shroud #burialshroud #asacredpassing #deathdoula #eoldoula #deathmidwife #3feetunder #deatheducation

2019-05-20 02:13   416 21

 

This weekend I had the most amazing experience of partaking in a practice green burial with some beautiful fellow humans who are walking the path of sacred death tending. I now know the feeling of being shrouded in a grave and it is one that will stay with me for the rest of my time above ground. ๐ŸŒฑ Thank you, @a_sacred_passing . . . #deathpositive #greenburial #shroud #burialshroud #asacredpassing #deathdoula #eoldoula #deathmidwife #3feetunder #deatheducation

When digging thru all my spooky things to fill our curio cabinet I stumbled on these that were sadly forgotten about. I donโ€™t know which cemetery they are from, only that theyโ€™re from November 1967. I scored these from @scrapportland about a year ago! ๐Ÿ‘ปโšฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ“ธ #losttreasures #blackandwhitephotography #cemetery #gravestones #vintage #spooky #haunted #graveyard #queenofcreepy #scrapportland #vintagephotography #allthecreepythings #onepersonstrashisanotherpersonstreasure #oddities #curiocabinet #deathling #deathpositive #death #restinpeace #ashestoashes #mementomori #sixfeetunder #mourning #myspookyhouse

2019-05-20 01:42   132 4

 

When digging thru all my spooky things to fill our curio cabinet I stumbled on these that were sadly forgotten about. I donโ€™t know which cemetery they are from, only that theyโ€™re from November 1967. I scored these from @scrapportland about a year ago! ๐Ÿ‘ปโšฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ“ธ #losttreasures #blackandwhitephotography #cemetery #gravestones #vintage #spooky #haunted #graveyard #queenofcreepy #scrapportland #vintagephotography #allthecreepythings #onepersonstrashisanotherpersonstreasure #oddities #curiocabinet #deathling #deathpositive #death #restinpeace #ashestoashes #mementomori #sixfeetunder #mourning #myspookyhouse

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