The limited edition guide Too Busy to Die launches on 14 October 2016 at Cheltenham Literature Festival, when Barbara Chalmers, Founder of Final Fling, talks about end of life planning.
Books, films, resources
This week, Sara Sheehan, producer, talks with us about her new film documentary “Mortal”. There are free online screenings of the film from today until 25 April. We love the look of it.
Sara tells us:
“We began filming our documentary “Mortal” when it was apparent that my father was failing. My mother was faced with an overwhelming amount of decisions to make and they all felt as if they were of life and death importance.”
5 conversations about death
Check out the Conversation Project in the US and next time you’re prepping dinner, dicing carrots or enjoying a bite and a glass with friends, use Final Fling as the perfect excuse for starting conversations about life and death.
Losing a child – a dad’s story
There’s no hierarchy in pain when it comes to death, but there’s no denying, losing a child as a baby is a new parent’s nightmare. This week, Matt Cunninham shares his experience of losing his daughter Molly.
Nurturing, healing, love
Scarlett Lewis has written a book called Nurturing, healing, love. These were the 3 words her 6 year old son Jesse had written on the kitchen chalkboard, discovered days after he was murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in the US.
Final Fling fortune teller
If you’re organising an event to encourage end of life planning, use Final Fling’s unique Fortune Teller to get conversations started.
Difficult conversations: young people and death
If you are close to young person who has a life-limiting condition – you might find this new guide to having conversations with young people about death helpful: Difficult conversations, by Together for Short Lives and the National Council for Palliative Care:
Films on death and grief
Films on death and grief We have started a list of recommended films. Please do contact us if you have suggestions to add. Beyond Goodbye Remembering Josh: a 45 minute film that records Josh’s life as it was remembered at his funeral, with many wonderful musical contributions, stories and anecdotes. Beyond Goodbye: a shorter version of […]
Relationships and illness
This week’s blog comes with grateful thanks to Chris Rawlence of Rosetta Life, and Andrew and Cath who appear in the film, generously sharing their experience of relationships and illness.
Resources & Links
This site is jam packed full of Resources & Links: information, tips, signposting and help.
Here’s what you can do:
Browse our big fat blog with lots of information and resources
Sign up to use our FREE Life Planning Tools so you can sort your affairs (and get on with leading your life)
Check out the Marketplace to find funeral services, legal and financial services, funeral plans and more.
Books on death and grief
There are masses of great books on death and grief to support you coping with mortality, illness, dying, death and loss and funeral planning. Here are some of our recommended reading suggestions.
Funeral planning guides
There are many funeral planning guides to help you deal with a death and organise a good goodbye.
Having to order a book doesn’t help if you’re up against it for time – that’s why we have so much information on this website, but if you have time to think ahead – and let’s face it, we all do – it’s always good to prepare for the inevitable.
Quiet Mind: relaxation
Being able to relax is critical when life is challenging. Here, counsellor, Farida Mutawalli shares a snippet from her stress-busting relaxation CD, Quiet Mind. Soundbite from Beach Relaxation The CD features 2 tracks: The Cloud of Relaxation and the Beach Relaxation. You can sit back (or lie down) and drift off listening to this ‘guided journey’. It will progressively relax you. Each […]
A Little Nostalgia for Freedom
I was at the Wigtown Book Festival recently with two of my sisters. We sought out Steve Bonham, attracted by the evocative title of his book.