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
I am so grateful to have been exposed to these dinners. One of the qualities I appreciate about the DDD Parties is having a space where up to 12 individuals can come together and have a free flowing, non-judgmental conversation about death and dying. I have found that it is a space in which people who are hesitant (and sometimes even afraid) to speak about death along with those who are immersed in it (professionally or on a volunteer basis) join to simply share their experiences. The conversations span from clinical/professional knowledge spirituality.
I find this both educational and empowering. Empowering because attending these dinners helped me understand the choices I can make for myself and loved ones should terminal illness arise. It’s also taught me another level of acceptance and respect for the various ways we each deal with death and dying.
Laurel Lewis serves both the living and the dying from a deep wellspring of compassion, wisdom and sacred intention. She is a calm, abiding presence who helps those fortunate enough to work with her navigate through the most challenging storms that hit the shores of their lives.
Dayna Dunbar Award-winning author of The Saints and Sinners of Okay County and The Wings That Fly Us Home