I participated in the death and dying Dinners twice (and assisted some).
My experience was of healing, grace and inner-peace around ongoing grief I had around losing loved one. On the first Dinner it was around my late mother and on the 2nd one it was around my beloved cat who unexpectedly and tragically was taken away from this world. I learned new perspective of acceptance around the circle of life and death, I learned to better connect with my feelings (whatever these were) and I also learned about the 5 wishes which brought me to greater peace around myself.
The dinners are unique experience and greatly contributes to this delicate subject. Since my participation I've sent many people I know to them and they all thanked me.
Dror Amir Online Business Director, Mentors Channel
Laurel creates a safe and loving space to discuss an issue that is often left undiscussed. After attending a Death and Dying dinner I felt completely alive and inspired by the human experience. The day after the dinner I attended, someone very close to me passed unexpectedly. It was truly a miracle that I was at the dinner the night before as it really opened my heart and soul to be able to process my grief, support myself and find the peace within my tears. Laurel is truly an angel on earth.
Christine Hassler, M.A., Author - Speaker – Life Coach
The Death & Dying Dinner Party is an amazing way to lift the veil of fear and confusion about death. By opening the door to a casual conversation, the Death & Dying Dinner Party provides attendees a unique experience surrounding the topic of death, removing much of the polarity and emotion that is typically associated with the subject. With the intention of being a conversation instead of counseling session or a support group, the Death & Dying Dinner Party makes discussions about a typically taboo subject permissible and even encourages said.