What Death Positive is NOT

Movements are defined by the change they create– what they are.  But our founder Caitlin Doughty wants to dispel myths about the term death positive, further defining the movement by what it is not. 

January 25, 2018 | Blog

Death Positivity in the Face of Grief

There’s so much potential inside what we know as death positive people, but there is a chasm there, between the ways we talk about death in the abstract, and the ways we live inside actual death and grief. We’ve got to start talking about grief in the face of deaths that are not beautiful. 

January 18, 2018 | Blog

The Hungry Ghost Festival: When It’s Time to Feed Your Dead

The Hungry Ghost Festival or Yu Lan is the time of year when, in Taoist and Buddhist beliefs, the gates to the spirit world are opened and the deceased walk the earth again searching for their living relatives, potentially angry, and definitely hungry. 

October 30, 2017 | Blog

Faces of Death: Landis Blair

Our series Faces of Death showcases the death revolutionaries we are fortunate enough to work with here at The Order. This month meet Landis Blair, the wonderful artist behind the illustrations in From Here to Eternity, and part of the Ask a Mortician team! 

October 7, 2017 | Blog

POP GOES THE REAPER! – September 2017

Get ready to explore your mortality through the games, movies, books and shows our contributors are currently consuming. Find new things to read, watch, or play – on your own, or with friends and family of all ages. 

September 30, 2017 | Blog