Caitlin Doughty


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Mortician Caitlin Doughty—host and creator of "Ask a Mortician" and the New York Times best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes —founded The Order of the Good Death. She lives in Los Angeles, where she runs her nonprofit funeral home, Undertaking LA.

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People are using Instagram  in innovative and meaningful ways, especially when it comes to the subject of death. Here are ten different accounts that are using the social media platform to help them grieve, create spaces to talk about death, bring comfort to families who are victims of violence, and showcasing the power of meaningful death rituals around the world.



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October 2017, Caitlin Doughty
"Los Angeles-based mortician Caitlin Doughty is out to demystify death. She's back this month with her second book, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death , and provides some unusual coffee table book suggestions." ...More

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“Accepting death doesn't mean you won't be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, "Why do people die?" and "Why is this happening to me?" Death isn't happening to you. Death is happening to us all.”
Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

“Sifting through an urn of cremated remains you cannot tell if a person had successes, failures, grandchildren, felonies. “For you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

“A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves.”
Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
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