Dance to Death Afterlife Podcast
About This Show
Our mission is to boldly explore the journey from life to the afterlife, through aging, dying, death, and beyond death, in a lively and open way so we are better able to accept it, plan for a beautiful one, and most importantly, embrace every precious moment of that journey as a miraculous gift to be savored and cherished.
Most Recent Episode
D2D 035 "Home Sweet Death at Home" with Death Midwife Reverend Olivia Bareham
Jun 12 16
This episode was recorded at the 6th Annual Afterlife and Awareness Conference in St. Louis, MO, where I had the pleasure of meeting Rev. Olivia Bareham of Sacred Crossings. You can hear the birds and breezes in the background as we sat under the sun in the hotel courtyard on a beautiful Missouri day. Olivia is a certified Death Midwife, Home Funeral Guide and Celebrant. She holds bachelors degrees in Education and Natural Theology and Sacred Healing and is an ordained Inter-faith Minister. Olivia’s experience as an auxiliary nurse, hospice volunteer and her mother’s end-of-life caregiver, inspired her to investigate more meaningful and personal alternatives to traditional funeral practices. Plus, she is a closet rock-star. We cover a gamut of topics related to home funeral care, including: If and where it's legal (Spoiler: Yes, and everywhere) A cheap but beautiful and deeply personal alternative to an expensive casket How our deaths are affecting the environment What she learned about death from giving birth We even touched on one subject that creeped her out a little, which, of course, was my doing. I'll give you a hint: "A boy's best friend is his mother." Enjoy this interview with Reverend Olivia Bareham of Sacred Crossings.