Resources


Take a look at Nora’s recommendations:

Recommended Websites

www.abcd-caring.org
ABCD Caring (Americans for Better Care of the Dying) is dedicated to ensuring that all Americans can count on good end of life care.

www.afinefarewell.com
Beautiful artist-made biodegradable burial and cremation shrouds.

www.alternativefuneralmonitor.com
Documenting the emerging natural burial and home funeral movements.

www.artisancarvings.com
A custom carving business in Whatcom County, WA, dedicated to producing high quality designs in stone, tile and other surfaces. Memorials and monuments.

www.caringinfo.org
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

www.thecasketmakers.com
Honored to offer hand made, all wood caskets and urns to our Native and Non-Native cousins… each one lovingly and individually built by Native American craftsmen. We work on the Lummi Reservation… across the bay from Bellingham, Washington.

www.circlesanctuary.org
Circle Sanctuary: Pagan/Nature Religious practices and resources; quarterly magazine publication Circle Magazine

www.dyingwell.com
Dying Well, Defining Wellness through the End of Life. Resources for people facing life-limiting illness, their families and professional caregivers. Dr. Ira Byock.

www.elisabethkublerross.com
Continuing the life work of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Scientist, doctor, educator, mother.

www.finalpassages.org
Final Passages is dedicated to a compassionate and dignified alternative to current funeral practices.

www.forestofmemories.org
Information and Resources Supporting the Global Natural Burial Movement – A Project of the Natural Burial Co-operative

www.funeralethics.org
FEO’s mission is to promote ethical dealings in all death-related transactions by working for better understanding of ethical issues among funeral, cemetery, memorial industry practitioners, law enforcement, organ procurement organizations, and state agencies, as well as better understanding between these and the general public.

www.funerals.org
The Funeral Consumers Alliance (FCA) is a nonprofit organization that protects consumers’ rights to choose meaningful, dignified, affordable funerals.

www.gaiantarot.com
Tarot deck by Joanna Powell Colbert that blends earth-centered spirituality, Goddess mythology and the mysteries of the natural world.

www.getpalliativecare.org
Palliative care is specialized care focused on the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness. Find a hospital or medical center in your area that has a palliative care program.

grave-matters.blogspot.com
A journey through the modern funeral industry to a natural way of burial.

www.greenburialcouncil.org
The Center for Etical Burial is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded to educate the public about opportunities to use the burial process as a means of producing public good, including reducing the ecological footprint of the cemetery and funeral industry; facilitating ecological restoration as well as landscape level conservation; and encouraging practices that treat consumers in a fair, open, and honest manner.

www.growthhouse.org
Guide To Death, Dying, Grief, Bereavement, and End Of Life Resources

www.hospicenet.org
Hospice Services, Make a Donation, Find a Local Hospice, Frequently Asked Questions, The Hospice Concept, What Questions Should I Ask About Hospice Care.

www.iands.org
IANDS, International Association for Near Death Studies

www.gaiandesign.com
Designer of this website, Gaian Design specializes in websites for conscious businesses, holistic practitioners and creative professionals.

www.memorialecosystems.com
Memorial Ecosystems, Leaders in Conservation Burial

www.naturalburialcompany.com
The Natural Burial Company sells biodegradable caskets and ash burial urns and promotes natural burial as a viable alternative for environmentally minded people who want a natural return to the earth.

www.naturaltransitions.org
Funeral guidance.

www.nursestoner.com
Dr. Marilyn Stoner

www.psychopomps.org
Find out what a psychopomp is, how psychopomp guides have been portrayed in the myths and sacred stories of different cultures, and why the psychopomp is still so important today.

www.sagewoman.com
At SageWoman, we believe that you are the Goddess, and we’re devoted to celebrating your journey. With every issue, you’ll connect with Goddess-loving women from around the world, rejoicing in our gifts, sharing our wisdom, reaching out to our community.

www.livinginseason.com
Slow time, seasonal articles written by Waverly Fitzgerald, ideas for celebrating including rituals, crafts and recipes.

www.shineonbrightly.com
Shine On Brightly helps you memorialize your loved one with utmost reverence. We offer artist-created vessels for cremation remains, and distinctive memorial art pieces which honor and celebrate each unique spirit.

www.thresholdchoir.org
The all-women Threshold Choirs honor the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling: some with living, some with dying. The voice, as the original human instrument, is a true and gracious vehicle for compassion and comfort. The choirs provide opportunities for women to share the sacred gifts of their voices at life’s thresholds.

www.womenofwisdom.org
Women of Wisdom is a non-profit organization for the empowerment of women through programs that offer healing, spiritual awareness, personal development and community. WOW celebrates the sacred feminine and is creating a new paradigm through a circle structure of shared leadership.

www.worldprayers.org
Gathering the great prayers from all spiritual traditions around the world into a unified prayer archive for the purpose of inspiration, study and cross cultural appreciation. This is a growing collection of historically important prayers.

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