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Denise Daffara

Artist in Mooloolaba

A Celebration of Life and Death

PRESENTED ON FEB 10, 2016
IN SUNSHINE COAST @ VOL 16

Denise Daffara began painting and drawing in 1999 as a celebration of fun and freedom.  However in the lead up to preparing her Pecha Kucha presentation she was called home to New Zealand and had to prepare for her mother’s death. In her presentation she shares some of that journey and some of the beautiful drawings that eventuated. 

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Death Cafe

BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Hayley West introduces the discussion group Death Cafe: where people can talk about death in a relaxed and confidential environment and eat cake too! There is rarely discussion about post-death plans, and Hayley encourages people to think about all post-life possibilities, which she has learned from Death Cafe talks.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 23, 2014.

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Life, Death, and Beauty in Photography

BY CLAUDIA AMMIRATA
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Claudia Ammirata opens up about how she found a new life through photography after the loss of her husband.  Photography became a form of art therapy that lead to publishing her own book, "Ephemeral Beauty," that uses flowers as the vehicle to interpret the metaphor of life.

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Death Cafe Mortal Monday

BY SEAN O'CONNOR
@ VOL 46 ON NOV 07, 2017

Sean O'Connor will talk about his experience hosting a non-profit event called Death Cafe. At a Death Cafe, people come together to discuss mortality as a means to making the most of the unknown time they have left, & eat delicious cake. Talking about death, I've found, is good for life.

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Death Riders in India

BY CARL HJELTE
@ VOL 51 ON JUN 02, 2015

Swedish photographer Carl Hjelte takes us on a journey in India. Motorcycles, death riders & snakes!

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Lessons in Living Through Death

BY COLIN EASTON
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Our presenter, Colin Easton, walks us through his journey to appreciation for life through death. 

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Birth, Death and Everything In Between

BY BILL EVERDEN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Bill Everden has worked in the funeral business for nearly 50 years. Here he muses on birth, death, and the joy of everything in between.
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Near Death Experiences

BY ANTHONY FRENZEL
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Anthony Frenzel looks back at two near-death experiences he lived through. Speaking about his struggle to live a healthy life with diabetes, he shares the mistakes, what they cost him, and how he plans to never face death from ketoacidosis again.

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We need to talk about death

BY DEBBIE COLLINS
@ VOL 3 ON APR 11, 2019

Debbie Collins’ talk is about the need to talk about death in order to help face our own mortality as a way to engage more deeply with life, balancing deep joy with suffering. 

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Showing up for Death

BY BETH CAVENAUGH
@ VOL 30 ON JUL 24, 2019

If you know someone who may die someday - you may benefit from this presentation. Losing someone you love is the worst. No doubt about it. Beth Cavenaugh offers some practical guidance about how to show up when someone is dying.