Experiences of dying

This week, we’re shining a light on experiences of death, as witnessed by Kathleen Dowling Singh, a PhD who has walked beside hundreds of people in their dying stages. Kathleen shares her experiences of death – other people’s – in her book: The Grace in Dying. She concludes that however differently we have lived our lives, our experiences of death are remarkably similar whatever our culture or faith, wherever we live, when we have time and space to die.

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When a partner dies

How the Shock of Death Turned Into Something Entirely Different

Nearly a week now. I can’t believe he is actually DEAD. Can that really have happened to him? I’m so afraid of being on my own, rattling around in this house, terrified of the emptiness. Maybe that’s how Philip felt about death, terrified of the emptiness. He didn’t have a choice, he had to go into the emptiness. I have lots of choices, because I am still alive. So if he can do it, so can I.

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Investment opportunity

Interested in an investment opportunity? I hope you’ll use Final Fling to invest in yourself and your significant others. You can use our Life Planning Tools to capture, store and share your memories and valuables (stories, home movie clips, sound files) and make sure your digital legacies don’t get lost among your digital litter. I’ve been […]

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Women Do Death Differently

10 years ago, it occurred to me that maybe women do death differently. That’s when I bought the domain name,  Final Fling, in the hope that I could contribute in some way. We’re more about emotional engagement than transaction. We’re collaborative, supportive, we cut to the chase and focus on the important things. We’re good at […]

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Living well dying well

I’ve just been in London speaking at Living Well Dying Well’s conference. What a great event.

It’s inspiring to get together with like-minded folk and share what’s happening. There’s a swell, a movement afoot that might help us get back some of the skills in our communities that we used to have so that we’ll be better able to live and die well.

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Give a kidney

This week Chris Burns-Cox talks to us about Give a Kidney, the charity he founded after his own amazing experience of donating a kidney.

“Six years ago I read in a newspaper that a GP from Surrey had given a kidney to a stranger …

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Humanism | A Quiet Revolution

Final Fling is connected to the Scottish Charity, A Quiet Revolution… a small, quiet movement to promote creative and positive living in a Humanist way. A Quiet Revolution aims to encourage human beings to fulfil themselves by paying attention to the things that matter most and bring most meaning in life… love, care, mindfulness, friendships, ‘family’ – in […]

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Being here, now

Josefine Speyer, founder of the Natural Death Centre shares a snapshot of her life… “My husband was killed in a car accident. It was June 2001. I remember the day as if it were yesterday. We’d been married 10 years. We had wanted to grow old together.”

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