The big news today is that Barbara Chalmers, Founder of Final Fling now has a Masters – with distinction – in funerals.
“Well, in reality, it’s an MDes – a Masters in Design Innovation, Service Design – and my final project was on funerals, so I consider it a Masters in funerals,” said Barbara. “I just found out on Friday at our degree show that I achieved a Masters – with distinction – in funerals (as I call it) and I couldn’t be more delighted.”
Final Fling joins Dying Matters Wales 2017 for the Annual Dying Matters Awareness Week event at SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, 11 May 2017
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Barbara Chalmers will run a workshop: Too Busy to Die?
Happy New Year from Final Fling – the positive thinking, forward planning, reality checking life support system. Since Final Fling began its life in 2012 as a life support system for people faced with making tricky life and death decisions or those thinking ahead, the world has changed.
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.
Are you interested in a Life MOT? Barbara Chalmers, Founder of Final Fling offers personalised Life MOT packages. A qualified life coach, executive coach, and COSCA Counselling Skills qualified, Barbara is trained in MAP and PATH techniques and is also considered a death coach.
Final Fling is holding a BIG Conversation event: two workshops and two drop-in advice sessions, to celebrate Dying Matters Awareness Week. JOIN US! The Big Conversation is the theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016. The point is to encourage people to talk, think and plan with end of life in mind. We’re doing our bit. […]
Bucket List moment today. Got onto Woman’s Hour! Listen again. Jenni Murray was her usual amazing self, interviewing Fling blogger Dr Kate Granger, Jenny Katzinger, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, fab funeral director Emma O’Driscoll (and daughters) with myself and Emma Freud doing the last 5 minutes. As I heard someone say today, every time you take one […]
We need to talk about death. And if the largest circulation and most conservative daily newspaper – The Telegraph – is talking about it, we think this is a good day.
In another attempt to tackle death as a taboo, Final Fling is hosting a Death Café of Remembrance on Saturday 1 November at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art from 2.30-4.30pm. It’s one of many events marking To Absent Friends week – a people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance coordinated by Good Life Good Death Good Grief. Limited places…