We’re passionate advocates of planning for a good death and, as Winter turns to Spring, now is the perfect time for a tidy up. This means decluttering our admin, dusting off our plans and shedding a bit of sunlight on what the future might hold.
We meet Amanda German of whiteballoon.co.uk, a free online resource for funerals and end of life planning. Combining practical advice with inspiration, it has been designed both for funeral planning, and also for anyone who wants to share their own wishes with their loved ones.
Former teacher Julia Page changed careers in 2019 to retrain as a humanist celebrant and has since conducted more than 600 funerals. Here she tells us why she loves what she does and what she’s learnt along the way.
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.