For many people, the thought of talking about death is awkward, scary and depressing. It’s a tricky conversation that’s often just easier to avoid. We hear you, but we also believe that the alternative – leaving your affairs in a mess and your loved ones unaware of your wishes – is much worse. That’s why we are proud to support Dying Matters who are working to break one of society’s biggest taboos.
We've all been on a lot of walks this year, but there is one kind of tranquil space that you may not have considered for a daytime amble. Britain's burial grounds are filled with culture, history and wildlife, and these peaceful resting places can often be surprisingly calming and life-affirming.
Trying to come to terms with the emotional aspect of losing a loved one is hard enough without having to deal with the practical aspects of Probate as well. To help find a way through the legal jargon, we spoke to Tony Crocker from IWC Wills & Probate.
In our latest interview we meet Henry Emson, founder of One Life One Tree which enables people to offset an entire lifetime of carbon emissions by planting a Giant Sequoia tree. Recently, the trees have become increasingly popular as memorials, enabling families to create a sustainable tribute to their loved one which can be visited for generations to come.
When you are looking to make some sense out of the emotional impact of death and grief, a book can be a good place to start. But finding one that strikes the right balance of empathy, experience and practicality can be hard. In this post we've curated six of the most thumbed books from the Angel & Dove bookshelf.