Death Companioning with Guest Lucinda Herring
with Public Health Educator, Cole Imperi
May 2, 2019
In this episode, meet Lucinda Herring, author of Reimagining Death, Licensed Funeral Director and long-time home funeral guide. Why is she on this podcast? So we can talk about Death Companioning and Lucinda’s work in this field. In addition to this, I share a lot of updates—and definitely get emotional. My sister Christina died, I share my grief and bring you up to speed with the happenings of your favorite (I hope!) American Thanatologist.
Guest today is Lucinda Herring. I have been connected to Lucinda for several years now, I think back to 2015. She just had a book come out called Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials. Guys, Lucinda has been doing this for decades AND she is also a licensed funeral director. If you love what you hear, get her book, request your local library get it in and leave a review. Reviews matter and they just take your time.
Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & ‘Reimagining Death’ Lucinda Herring
April 16, 2019
Susun Weed conducts a 30 minute interview with Lucinda Herring. Lucinda has worked at the cutting edge of the green funeral movement for more than twenty years, beginning with others in the 1990s to quietly care for loved ones after death. Today she is one of the leading voices for more healing and ecological ways to care for our dead. Herring is a home funeral/green disposition consultant and guide, an interfaith minister, and a licensed funeral director in the state of Washington. She speaks regularly about her work, and through her company Limina LLC—Thresholds Consulting and Ministry, she offers Advance After-Death Care planning, home funeral/green disposition education and trainings, and celebrant/ministerial services for families and communities who are reclaiming their innate right to care for each other and the earth at the end of life. Lucinda is also a storyteller and festival maker, committed to bringing art, beauty, ritual and celebration to all of life’s thresholds. She lives on an island in the Puget Sound, amongst people who love exploring and creating new paradigms and ways of being that can be of service to all.
Reimagining Death: Wisdom for After-Death Care Interview with Dr. Karen Wyatt, MD and Founder of End of Life University
Learn about home funerals and green burials and how to plan ahead for a personalized, Earth-friendly end of life.
This interview includes:
- What are “advance after-death care directives”
- Three stages of dying and death
- Why it is important to plan ahead for after death
- Current options for green burial
- Laws and regulations governing green burial
- Benefits of home funerals for families and the dying
- Obstacles to home funerals and green burials
“My guest Lucinda Herring has worked at the cutting edge of the green funeral movement for more than twenty years. Today she is one of the leading voices for more healing and ecological ways to care for our dead. She will discuss how we can prepare in advance for after-death care, including her new book “Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials.” —Karen Wyatt, End of Life University Podcast
Eco-Death: What You Need to Know About Green Burials and Dying Naturally
April 10, 2019
Lots of us are concerned about living naturally with a “leave no trace” lifestyle, but what about dying that way too? Author Lucinda Herring answers your questions about what that looks like so you can plan your exit in a loving, meaningful, clean way.
Lucinda Herring has worked on the cutting edge of the green funeral movement for over twenty years. She is a Certified Home Funeral Consultant, Green Burial Guide, and a Licensed Funeral Director in Washington State. She helps others imagine and put in place their “ideal” after-death plans, so that at the time of death, those wishes can be realized, and family and friends left behind are empowered to say good-bye in natural and healing ways.
She is an ordained minister and celebrant, and received her Masters in Inter-faith Spiritual Direction from David Spangler’s Lorian Center for Incarnational Spirituality. For twenty years helped children, families and communities “Live a Spiritual Year,” celebrating festivals together through the seasons. She is a student of both Western and Eastern spiritual traditions.
THE DEATH DIALOGUES PROJECT Founder Becky Aud-Jennison talks with Lucinda about her book, grief, death and life.
LUCINDA HERRING has worked at the cutting edge of the green funeral movement for more than twenty years, beginning with others in the 1990s to quietly care for loved ones after death. Today she is one of the leading voices for more healing and ecological ways to care for our dead. Her book, Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials, has just been published by North Atlantic Books, and is available at your local independent bookstore or online. Herring is a home funeral/green disposition consultant and guide, an interfaith minister, and a licensed funeral director in the state of Washington.
FUTURE PRIMITIVE Podcast with Joanna Harcourt-Smith
March 16, 2019 Interview by Joanna Harcourt-Smith In this week’s episode Lucinda Herring speaks with Joanna about: recovering our relationship with Nature is recovering our conscious relationship with death; trusting our intuition when planning for our end of life; other choices for after death care, more ecologically minded and more humane; a good after death is like a seed; allowing the river of grieving to move us forward; doing our work as a caregiver to ease the transition of dying; sacred listening in the moment of transition; transforming the fear around death; the sacred right to care for our loved ones after death; the Death with Dignity Movement; partnering with Nature when we die. “I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik