Paddington Basin pop-up death café: Mysticism, Reincarnation, and communicating with the dead.

This pop-up was co-hosted by psychotherapist Josefine Speyer, who runs monthly death cafes in Hampstead and Death Salons in her home. Common themes in the group were an understanding of mysticism, a belief or interest in different forms of reincarnation, and experiences of communicating with those who have died. During the introductions, one participant spoke … More Paddington Basin pop-up death café: Mysticism, Reincarnation, and communicating with the dead.

Pop-up death cafes on Mystic Moon, my narrowboat

I am thrilled to be setting off on my narrrowboat Mystic Moon this April to offer pop-up death cafes along the river and canal systems throughout the spring and summer months. I am passionate about helping people to talk more honestly and openly about end of life issues, and equally passionate about the UK’s inland … More Pop-up death cafes on Mystic Moon, my narrowboat

Lord Layard’s Action for Happiness, and the wisdom of Carl Jung

Last week was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me.  So, while I applaud Lord Richard Layard’s enthusiasm for launching his Action for Happiness movement this week (inspired by Gretchin Rubin’s Happiness Project), I do wonder whether those in the government pursuing this agenda understand just how complex, contradictory and sometimes dark the pursuit … More Lord Layard’s Action for Happiness, and the wisdom of Carl Jung

Does belief in life after death really matter?

I received a message on the answer phone last Thursday from BBC1’s Sunday morning programme, The Big Questions. Would I be interested in taking part in a live debate about life after death?  I immediately called back, and spoke to a breathy young researcher. ‘I’ve got your name because of the research you’ve done with … More Does belief in life after death really matter?