#046. What's it like to spend your day job leading other people's funerals? And what are the top things you should put in place for your own?
Welcome back to Let’s Chat…
These episodes pop-up every now-and-then instead of one of our 101 different types of loss, as I (Claire Sandys, one of the co-hosts of The Silent Why podcast) chat to a guest who has experience or expertise in a particular area that can help us deal with, or prepare for, loss.
In this Let’s Chat… I speak to Evelyn Calaunan about being a Funeral Celebrant.
Evelyn lives in the Blue Mountains in Australia, where she’s lived for over 20 years, but her accent reflects her earlier years spent growing up in US Army bases around the world. Her father’s sudden death and becoming a funeral celebrant have profoundly changed her life and I was very curious to hear more about what a role like this does, and what she’s seen and experienced in the world of funerals - and I was not disappointed!
She shares her world of leading funerals, funeral planning, memorable experiences, practical tips for thinking about how we want to be remembered, stories of saying goodbye to old and young, and an infectious zest for life and her job.
And with each Let's Chat guest I'm building a whole tool shed (metaphorically), of tools to help you face and get through loss. So let’s see what Evelyn adds to my growing list of tools.
Evelyn has her own podcast where she explores the narrative of people’s lives by having courageous conversations that tackle compelling topics to help us expand our minds, gain perspective and inspire us to do things differently.
For more information visit: Life’s Rich Tapestry - https://lifesrichtapestry.com.au/.
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