Skip to content


Here are a few valuable reading and listening resources that I turn to again and again:


The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

by Frank Ostaseski

Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death, by Lisa Carlson and Joshua Slocum

Living into Dying: A Journal of Spiritual & Practical Deathcare for Family and Community by Nancy Jewel Poer

Caring for the Dead: Your Final Act of Love by Lisa Carlson

Grave Matters: A Journey through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial by Mark Harris

Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully by Nancy Manahan and Becky Bohan

Dealing Creatively with Death: A Manual of Death Education and Simple Burial by Ernest Morgan

Creating Home Funerals: A Guidebook created by Jerrigrace Lyons of Final Passages in Sebastopol, CA

Undertaken with Love: A Home Funeral Guide for Congregations and Communities

obtainable in PDF or hardback via ordering at

Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life by Megory Anderson


The Film Departures – available on Netflix and other sites.

A Family Undertaking a PBS film by Elizabeth Westrate for more info visit:

Passing through our Hands a Home Funeral Care Guide by Donna Belk and Sandy Booth, to order visit:


“Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying” Book and 2-CD set produced by Michael Stillwater and Gary Malkin

Threshold Choir CDs, like “Tenderly Rain”

%d bloggers like this: