'Most people spend their whole lives asleep and then wake up a few days before they're about to die.’ Olivia Bareham
Death has a 100 per cent success rate. We can't escape its inevitability nor can we deny its existence. So, when someone close to us dies or we are confronted by our own mortality, why are we utterly unprepared?
In Do Death, Amanda Blainey seeks to transform our lives through our relationship with death. By inviting us to accept death as a natural part of life, she encourages us to think about what really matters – and live more consciously. With uplifting wisdom from leaders and visionaries, Do Death will:
Help us rediscover the power of human connection
Inspire us to talk about death more openly
Offer sage advice on navigating grief, and talking to children
Empower us to be better prepared, practically and emotionally
Death can be our greatest teacher. This book is a manual for living, at any stage in life.
Amanda Blainey is the founder of Doing Death, a multi-media platform and podcast that opens up more authentic conversations about death and dying to inspire people to live more fully. In addition to working at a local hospice in the UK, she is involved in a charity that records the life stories of terminally ill patients. Currently Amanda is training to be a death doula and regularly runs a local Death Café – a pop-up space for people to discuss any aspect of death and dying. She spoke at the Do Lectures in 2018.