The Perfect Death
Once again, Death Doula La teams up with the When You Die community with her article about the realities of death—the raw, humbling, higher power that flows so powerfully unseen in our modern lives.
Each body has its own way of shutting down due to illness or injury. In a natural death, your breathing will simply slow until it stops. That is out of our control. Eventually all of our bodies will wear down to nothing more than ashes and dust. But American culture struggles with accepting mortality. We don’t like to age; we don’t like ugly. Unfortunately, neither idealizing nor ignoring death will make it go away.
More on WYD: The When You Die Project is a documentary and website that brings issues of mind and body together in the exploration of end of life care and what happens when you die. Our mission is to normalize the conversation about death and dying. We want death to be a part of life.