Education. Exploration. Events.

De-mystifying death.  Facing Mortality. 

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.  ~Max Plank

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Green Burials

Thursday, April 25  


Kokosing Nature Preserve

Reception Center

Green Burials are gaining in popularity as individuals seek alternatives to traditional burials

Natural Burials (also called Green Burials) are environmentally sustainable, conserving resources and offering a way of honoring the loved one through the return of the body to nature.

The body is interred without the use of embalming fluid or concrete burial vault and the body is placed in a biodegradable coffin or shroud.

After a short clip of the documentary, A Will for the Woods, information will be provided by a representative from Kokosing Nature Preserve (a natural burial cemetery) and from Snyder Funeral Homes, a local "green" certified funeral home.


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Death is not the greatest loss in life.  The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.  ~Norman Cousins 

Providing open exploration & discussion
without dogma, ideology or agenda
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Creating a "Good" Death Plan

Scripting End-of-Life Wishes

Saturday, May 4


Westerville Public Library

End of life. 

Now is the time to think about it, make decisions, and share with loved ones.

While you still can.

Did you know that having Advance Directives is just the beginning in this vitally important process?

What are your end of life wishes? Are they in writing? Have you told anyone?

Will she/he carry out your wishes- even under the stress of a crisis situation?

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According to one survey, nearly 75% of us don't have advance directives (living will or healthcare power of attorney).  Even a greater percentage have not had a conversation with their loved ones about their end-of-life wishes.

After viewing a portion of the documentary, Facing Death, which examines the complicated reality of today’s modern medicalized death, participants will explore the process of how to choose a healthcare power of attorney who will follow their wishes; explore end-of-life decisions and care; as well as begin to script a plan of their wishes.


Pre-Registration not required but appreciated for planning purposes.

Call or go to website below.

Facilitator of event: Jacki Mann RN, Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse, Living & Dying Coach, & End-of-Life Doula; with 30+ years in home care and hospice.  Respecting Choices Facilitator.

Hospice: What it is. What it isn't.

Thursday, May 30  


Kokosing Nature Preserve

Reception Center


Despite hospice being an integral part of the end-of-life for many in the past 30 years, there remain many misconceptions about it.


What does hospice do?   When should hospice become involved in the dying's care?  Does hospice help people die?


This class will explore and answer these questions and more, seeking to make clearer hospice's mission and care for those at the end-of-life.


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Death & Dying Discussion

Kenyon College, Gambier

Cost: FREE  

 Donations to In the Circle of Life welcome

***This is not a grief or counseling group***

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