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Wednesday, April 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conscious City Conference: Conscious Dying | Cremation, Natural Burials, and Death Doulas

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What does it mean to die with dignity? What does it mean to die with friends and family in a space of peace about the future?

This discussion sheds light on end-of-life care and planning, from what the “death doula” can provide, to options for green burial after death. Topics typically that communities and individuals can find too upsetting or challenging to face.
By normalizing conversations surrounding end-of-life planning and care, this panel of caregivers hopes to inspire knowledge and informed decisions about death will result in greater quality of life for families across our community.

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Christopher Murray

Founding Director, Panorama Natural Burial
Rarely does one stumble on work that feeds body, mind, and spirit. Christopher Murray has been incredibly fortunate that Panorama Natural Burial has become one of those vocations.  Having buried three family members at the 200-year-old cemetery on Panorama Farms, he saw how leveraging... Read More →
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Stephanie Bonney

General Manager, Panorama Natural Burial
Stephanie Bonney was born and raised in New England. She has a degree in psychology from Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Having always had an interest in deathcare, Stephanie went back to school briefly for mortuary science and apprenticed at a funeral home in Vermont... Read More →
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Beth Eck

Director, End-of-Life Doula Services, Hospice of the Piedmont
Beth A. Eck, PhD, is a practicing death doula and the Director of End-of-Life Doula Services at Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, VA. Beth started at HOP on August 1, 2021, where she was hired to develop an in-house death doula training program. Beth did her own training... Read More →
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Ron Cottrell

President/CEO, Hospice of the Piedmont
Mr. Cottrell previously worked as Vice President of Business Development, Blue Ridge Region of Sentara Healthcare, serving Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital (Charlottesville) and Sentara RMH Medical Center (Harrisonburg). During his time at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Mr. Cottrell... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Common House

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