Dying Well Initiative Resources

Dying Well Initiative Additional Websites

Lantern: Dealing with death is hard. Get your free step-by-step guide on how to navigate your life before and after a death.

The Virtual Funeral Collective: Death, Grief and Funerals in the COVID Age

What’s your Grief: 64 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief

The Art of Dying Well: Rethinking the art of accompaniment at the end of life

Eterneva: Diamonds from Ashes

Death over Dinner: Let’s have Dinner and talk about Death

Green Burial Council: Green burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration ​and/or preservation of habitat.

Capsula Mundi: A cultural and broad-based project, which envisions a different approach to the way we think about death. It’s an egg-shaped pod, an ancient and perfect form, made of biodegradable material, where our departed loved ones are placed for burial.

GWI Initiative Collaborations

Dying Well Initiative: The Importance of Grief and End of Life Support in the Workplace

While end of life, loss and grief are difficult topics, the disruptive impact of COVID-19, social injustice and loss from natural disasters are impacting the people who make our businesses succeed. We met Candi Cann, PhD, death scholar and researcher and associate professor at Baylor University; Liz Eddy, CEO and co-founder of Lantern; and Miriam Senft, president and CEO of Motivity Partnerships. Panel moderator Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, founder of the Endwell project and practicing internist at Crossover Health in San Francisco, is a leading voice in healthcare who regularly appears as a medical contributor on CNN, MSNBC and CBS News. Her most recent film, Robin’s Wish, is a biographical documentary about the final years of actor and comedian, Robin Williams.


Dying Well Initiative: Virtual Death Over Dinner (or Tea): An Unforgettable Conversation

The Dying Well Initiative’s core objective is to facilitate an ongoing, global conversation about death and dying well. Co-chairs Diane Doster and Amy McDonald, along with the Dying Well Initiative team, invited to join Initiative member Michael Hebb, the founder of Death Over Dinner and the End of Life Collective, for a life-affirming deep dive into a topic many avoid. After a shared appetizer together, smaller rooms supported the actual dinner conversation—each hosted by a Dying Well Initiative member or a special guest host.


The Global Wellness Institute serves as an umbrella organization for numerous Initiatives, that are independently chaired and run. The resources, editorial, research and opinions presented by the Initiatives do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Global Wellness Institute.