Death Doula, LiElla Kelly discusses death, dying and grief from various angles.
Death and The Golden Gate
LiElla discusses the intertwining history of suicide and the Golden Gate Bridge and the lessons that we can learn from the past.
**Content warning for this episode. This podcast episode contains sensitive subject matter discussing suicide, personal experiences, and detailed medical descriptions that aren’t suitable for all audiences.
La Calavera Catrina
Who is this feather-plumed, skeletal woman? Where did she come from? Why is she here? And what does she have in common with Santa Claus?
Did Vladimir Lenin start a trend? Some are choosing a procedure known as Extreme Embalming as a way to honor their loved ones after death, as they were in life. LiElla takes a look at the process and the motivations behind the choice.
Strength In Support: Navigating End-of-Life Together
"The times, they are a changin.'" Modern life can create challenges when it comes to navigating end-of-life. Death Doulas are working to fill the gaps.
LiElla takes a dive into the science of rigor mortis, how funeral homes handle the phenomenon and how it can be managed in the home funeral setting.
The Corpse Queen of Portugal
The tragedy of Pedro and Inez, the iconic first couple of Portugal.
Death is something that’s new to me. I recently lost my big brother unexpectedly and it’s been such a tough topic to bring up. Hearing someone speak about it in a way that’s not negative is refreshing. The grief is hard, and doesn’t go away-but this perspective is really interesting. I am looking forward to more episodes!