Find talking or thinking about death awkward? You're not alone.
Most of us harbor some discomfort about mortality, but death is an experience no one will escape—so how can we get more comfortable dealing with it?
Enter Death Cafe: an idea, movement, and series of meetings where, according to its hub website, “people—often strangers—drink tea, eat cake, and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.”
To date, over 3,000 participants have discussed end-of-life issues at 396 Death Cafes in Europe, North America, and Australasia.