I was in my local post office / shop the other day and saw this publication on the shelf.
Initially I was surprised that someone would publish a magazine about death and funerals.
I think most of us have a problem talking about death , not wanting to think about it which is understandable. I have always maintained I am not afraid of dying I am afraid of being left alone.
However on reflection most people like to feel they have a sense of control over their lives and why not be aware of the options available for the end of life, whenever that may be. You would not let some one else plan your wedding so why your funeral.
“Farewell magazine” launched in January 2013 and is a quarterly publication. It is the brain child of Sue White
who was prompted by the lack of information and options with palliative care, funeral planning and memorial ideas wrapped around a recent death of her father back in August 2011 So in August 2012 began the development of a unique “One Stop Shop” in a NEW title that launches Jan 2013 that would bridge this gap.
The magazine itself has a quality feel to it and contains useful information and both touching and fascinating articles which I will share on Caron Cares over the course of time.
It does focus on death and dying but with a positivity and the emphasis that funerals are a celebration of life. I have just read the article on woodland burials and had never known they were available.
I love the idea of being laid to rest in a place of beauty and in an way that is friendly to the environment too. To visit their website and learn more click here