LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, February 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — All videos of the 2021 Before I Die New Mexico Festival are now available online! The 5th Annual Festival was held in-person in Albuquerque and online with four days of conversations and positive experiences about death from October 30 to November 2, 2021. The Festival featured entertaining and educational elements including field trips in funeral homes and cemeteries, speakers and round tables, practical workshops, etc. Although Death Cafe’s confidential conversations were unrecorded, the speakers and panel discussions on a host of topics were recorded and are now available on YouTube and the Festival website.
Festival videos Session themes
The festival videos include these fascinating topics:
“Real Estate Breakdown and Downsizing”, “Don’t Let Your Savings Die Untimely”, “Gathering From Afar: Bringing Communities Together to Celebrate a Loved One”, “Everyone Has a Domain: Learning the Legal Documents You Need “, “Meaningful Memorials: How to Create a Digital Legacy for a Loved One (or for Yourself!)” and “Who Will Speak for You?” Answers to questions about medical surrogacy.
“What you need to know about body and organ/tissue donation” panel discussion on how to arrange anatomical donation, questions about free cremations and the need to have a plan B.
“Accessing Medical Aid in Dying in New Mexico” on the new law that supports terminally ill people’s options for a peaceful death.
“Grumpy, Cranky, Fussy: The Unspoken Symptoms of Grief” on how grief can take many forms and how to recognize and respond to those who are grieving, as well as “How to Heal Hearts: Grief Recovery for Adults and children”.
“The Art and Craft of a Great Obituary,” “Behind the Scenes of the Preparation Room,” “The Woo-Woo Side of Death,” and “How to Make an Altar for Loved Ones deceased”.
“Abraham Lincoln’s Impact on Modern Embalming” with a virtual tour of Lincoln’s tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
There’s also a behind-the-scenes tour of Strong-Thorne Mortuary in Albuquerque, NM and the “Millennial Morticians with ABQ Brews” panel discussion with young funeral directors talking about the business and new trends in funeral care. dead.
Due to copyright, one Festival session not available on YouTube is Gail Rubin’s presentation, “Don’t Plan to Die the Kominsky Method”.
However, she has a license to use film and TV clips in her speeches and can give this presentation in person or live online. Watch a compilation of clips here.
Watch the festival video playlist:
Graveyard Stories Videos:
The closing event of the Before I Die New Mexico festival was a community slam entitled “Cemetery Stories: Life, Death and Beyond”. This event was held outdoors at the historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale Blvd. SE to Albuquerque.
The evening brought together 16 people talking about encounters with the mysteries of death and agony. Many stories are funny and uplifting. The stories have titles such as “A Fun Funeral”, “A Tale of Two Funerals”, “Prince Matchabelli”, and “Bodies in the Living Room?”
The closing event was created in cooperation with the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Festival’s charity partner, Historic Fairview Cemetery.
Watch all the graveyard stories in this video playlist:
Festival coordinator and video animator:
Festival coordinator Gail Rubin, CT, is a pioneer in death education. She works with companies to connect with baby boomers concerned about end-of-life issues. A guest speaker at TEDxABQ in 2015, she is the author of three books on end-of-life issues, including A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things. to Do before you die. In a past life, she was a public relations professional and event planner.
Gail Rubin received the 2019 Women of Influence Award from Albuquerque Business First. As a professional speaker, Gail uses humor, videos and original activities to help people plan ahead for end-of-life issues. She also consults companies and individuals who want to organize their own Before I Die festivals.
Contact: Gail Rubin, CT
Email: [email protected]
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