Death and Dying Dinner Party

After attending The Compassionate Friends Conference in Boston, I got on a train and  headed to New York City for a unique dinner party with a diverse group of people of whom I had only met one.  I was exhausted, both physically and mentally from a very emotional weekend yet somehow intrigued to experience a “death and dying” party.  An odd concept for someone whose child died just 4 years ago on July 11, -ironically the day this article was published

The event proved to be educational and supportive.  The group was diverse as was each persons story.  We shared, laughed and learned from each other.  We discussed suicide, hospice, regret, grief and most importantly, love.  The only negative was that the night ended to soon.

The New York Daily News wrote an article about the evening and our host Laurel Lewis.  Click here to see photos from the night and read the article!Anne Castaldo, who  lost her son, hugs another attendee at this week’s “Death and Dying” dinner hosted by two Californians who want to clear the air about end-of-life issues.

SUSAN WATTS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Anne Castaldo, who lost her son, hugs another attendee at this week’s “Death and Dying” dinner hosted by two Californians who want to clear the air about end-of-life issues.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/dinner-death-menu-article-1.1396185#ixzz2ZML90EFB

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