How we want to die – represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. We have gathered dozens of medical and wellness leaders to cast an unflinching eye at end of life, and we have created an uplifting interactive adventure that transforms this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight and empowerment. We invite you to gather friends and family and fill a table. Click Get Started to plan a test dinner. We call it a test dinner because trying out this process in no way commits you to follow through with an actual dinner. Learn More.

How death came to dinner

On August 24, 2013 we launched Death Over Dinner and in a single night we tracked over 500 dinners in 20 countries. Since then there have been over a hundred thousand #deathdinners around the globe. This adventure began when we learned that 75% of Americans want to die at home, yet only 25% of them do. When we learned that how we end our lives is the most important and costly conversation America is not having. And when we realized that a conversation among loved ones, friends, and even strangers could begin to change these numbers, and bring the conversation about death back into mainstream culture. It all started with a University of Washington graduate course called Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death, taught by Michael Hebb and Scott Macklin, which quickly grew into a beautiful website designed by Seattle agency Civilization with content developed by Angel Grant. Our platform has now grown into a global project with an Australian Edition, a Jewish Edition, and even a Doctors and Nurses Edition currently being designed and built. We are thrilled to announce that we are now part of the RoundGlass family of initiatives, which will allow us to expand this project to millions of individuals and dinner tables. This project was created as a gift, an invitation and a simple set of tools to help families and friends address the basic human fact that we are all, at some point, going to die. We suffer more when we don’t communicate our wishes, we suffer less when we know how to honor the wishes of our loved ones. As we build greater comfort and literacy around this important topic, every single one of us wins. You might ask: Why would I have this conversation over dinner? The dinner table is the most forgiving place for difficult conversation. The ritual of breaking bread creates warmth and connection, and puts us in touch with our humanity. It offers an environment that is more suitable than the usual places we discuss end of life. So we raise a generous glass to you and your loved ones and humbly submit version 2.0 of Death Over Dinner!

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We’re collaborating with everyone from oncologists, gravestone designers, palliative care experts, authors, curators, health care CEOs and artists to spark a powerful movement around facing death and planning for end of life. We’re putting out a call to action for people to start a conversation with their friends or family about death- and we’re giving people to tools to make it easier, more meaningful, and even fun.

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  • We’re Bad at Death. Can We Talk?

    Dhruv Khullar, a resident physician at Mass General and Harvard Med School, says, “For years the medical profession has largely fumbled the question of what we should do when there’s nothing more we can do…Two interventions have consistently been shown to help patients live their final days in accordance with their wishes: earlier conversations about their goals and greater use of palliative care services…”

  • The 9 Things No One Tells You About Scattering Ashes

    A look at what one woman wishes someone had told her before she spread her husband’s ashes around the world. A must read if you’ll ever have a first time with cremated remains.

  • 12 Life Lessons from a Man Who’s Seen 12,000 Deaths

    Bhairav Nath Shukla has been the manager of Mukti Bhawan, one of the guest houses in Varanasi where people come to die, for 44 years. Here are the powerful recurring life lessons he’s learned from those 12,000 deaths.

  • One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die

    B.J. Miller, a doctor and triple amputee, used his own experience to pioneer a new model of palliative care at a small unique spot in San Francisco, Zen Hospice. He says it’s about wresting death from the one-size-fits-all approach of hospitals, but it’s also about puncturing a competing impulse: our need for death to be a hyper-transcendent experience. “Most people aren’t having these transformative deathbed moments. And if you hold that out as a goal, they’re just going to feel like they’re failing.”

  • A Call for Physicians to Agree: Death Is Not the Enemy

    A surgical resident talks about her experience of an elderly woman with cancer, who no longer remembered her name, and calls out for the system to catch up to the needs of patients.

  • The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

    Bronnie Ware is a nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies and gives us the top five.

  • The Environmental Impact of Cremation and Funerals

    A staggering article and infographic explaining what really goes into cremation and burials.

  • Skipping Chemo for an End of Life Road Trip

    “A tiny woman at 101 pounds and under five-feet tall, an exhausted Norma looked the young doctor dead in the eye and with the strongest voice she could muster, said, ‘I’m 90-years-old, I’m hitting the road.”

  • Ten Commandments for the Concerned Caregiver

    Rabbi Earl Grollman gives practical and compassionate instructions for caregivers during prolonged illness and after death.

  • When Someone You Love Dies and You Don’t Know What to Do

    An anonymous person called out for help on Reddit, “my friend just died. I don’t know what to do”. While there were countless responses, one stood out, beginning like this: All right. Here goes. I’m old. What that means is I’ve survived (so far) and a lot of people I’ve known and loved did not.”

  • The Sanity of Grieving When a Child Dies

    People need to be allowed to grieve when grieving is in order, and certainly when a child dies. A brother begins this moving piece like this: “Whenever I tell someone about my sister, it’s as if I’ve injured them. Often, people avert their gaze, stutter “I’m sorry” and change the subject. No one likes hearing about dead kids.”

  • The Final Word On Her Life

    Jane Lotter writes her own raw and poignant obituary before using Washington’s Death With Dignity Act to die peacefully.

  • Letting Go: What Medicine Should Do When It Can’t Save You

    Atul Gawande illustrates how modern medicine is good at staving off death with aggressive interventions—and bad at knowing when to focus, instead, on improving the days that terminal patients have left.

  • ‘Pre-Hospice’ Saves People Money By Keeping Them At Home Near End of Life

    “Transitions is for just that point where people are starting to realize they can see the end of the road,” said San Diego physician Dan Hoefer, one of the creators of the program. “We are trying to help them through that process so it’s not filled with chaos.”

  • Last Day, from Charlotte’s Web

    Charlotte faces her death and consoles WIlbur with elegant practicality. EB White uses this beautiful story to illustrate the power of relationship along with the cycle of life and death.

  • 6 Things to Remember After Losing a Parent

    Simple advice on grieving and moving forward after the death of a parent.

  • A Project to Turn Corpses Into Compost

    “Composting makes people think of banana peels and coffee grounds,” Ms. Spade said. But “our bodies have nutrients. What if we could grow new life after we’ve died?”

  • 15 Gentle Pieces of Advice When Someone You Love Receives a Terminal Diagnosis

    “When you’re the family member or friend of someone who receives a terminal diagnosis, life as you know it can change overnight. We asked people who have been through it themselves—sometimes on multiple occasions—to share their advice for navigating these difficult times.”

  • My Own Life

    Oliver Sacks learns he has terminal cancer and begins his reflection in this piece like this: “A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple metastases in the liver”.

  • To Radiate

    Our dear friend Ethan Lipsitz reports on his experience of radiation treatment  while making his own radiance and light visible for all of us to join in with him.

  • Planning Makes Life (and Death) Easier

    A candid (and beneficial) take on getting affairs in order for aging parents.

  • When a Physicist Adds Comfort

    In this inspiring piece, Aaron Freeman creates a beautiful scene of a physicist consoling friends and family at a funeral by scientifically explaining how the deceased loved one is not actually gone.

  • Checklist of Tasks for Planning Ahead

    When a loved one dies, the last thing most of us want to do is consider and handle logistics. To be aware of this checklist long before anyone close to you dies makes things easier.

  • From a Living Funeral to Death Over Dinner

    In this brilliant article, Richard Harris captures the heart of the deathoverdinner movement by sharing glimpses of dinner participants’ stories and a brief recap of the living funeral friends gave founder Michael Hebb for his 40th birthday.

  • Why You Want a Physicist at Your Funeral

    In this inspiring piece, Aaron Freeman creates a beautiful scene of a physicist consoling loved ones at your funeral by scientifically explaining how you are not actually gone.

  • What to Expect When Your Loved One is in the ICU

    “It starts with the shock that someone you love is sick enough to be here. The sight of your parent, partner or child under harsh lights, possibly bandaged and bruised, attached to tubes, drains, IV lines, maybe even a ventilator. The unfamiliar sounds of beeps, buzzes and emotional outbursts from nearby rooms mixed with rare periods of somber silence… You’re in the intensive care unit – so how do you cope and best support the patient at the center of it all?

  • ICU Waiting Room Survival Tips

    When Dr. Richard Senelick’s wife was in the intensive care unit for three weeks, he scribbled, “One hour in the hospital is like a full day anyplace else.” In this article, he shares seven helpful tips for making it through the experience.

  • A Doctor’s Letter to Families of Her ICU Patients

    “You wondered, “Why is she so inappropriately jolly considering my dad has a tube down his throat?!” What you don’t realize is I’m singing to calm my nerves, to keep myself relaxed. Your dad almost died before I let you back. I’m concerned for him, but I don’t want you to see that on my face. I don’t want you to worry about him. That’s my job. I just want you to love him… Sometimes we have to laugh. It’s the only thing we know to do. We’re afraid if we cry, we won’t be able to stop.”

  • When Dying Is Not the Enemy

    Ram Dass on his mother’s death, and reflecting on what it might be like to live in a culture where death is not seen as a failure.

  • At the End of Life, What Would Doctors Do?

    “At a minimum, our heightened awareness and willingness to talk about illness, dying, caregiving and grieving will lead to much better end-of-life care. However, the impact on American culture needn’t stop there. Like individuals who grow wiser with age, collectively, in turning toward death, we stand to learn a lot about living.” – Dr. Ira Byock

  • Grandma is Dead: 5 Tips for Talking with Kids about Death

    While talking to children about death isn’t something most of us are excited to do, this article makes it much easier. It also brings into focus why some things we may default to saying while trying to protect the kids may not be best for them in the long run.

  • The Coffin Club

    In this fantastically light and fun video, we see a group of older people in New Zealand who were fed-up after attending so many funerals that rarely reflected the vibrant lives of friends and family they were meant to honor, so they created what they call a Coffin Club.

  • What Makes Life Worth Living in the Face of Death

    Stanford internist Lucy Kalanithi is the widow of neurosurgeon and writer Paul Kalanithi, who was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer at age 36. In Lucy’s 2016 TEDMED Talk, she shares the perspective their family gained during Paul’s difficult transition from doctor to patient.

  • Let’s Talk About Dying

    We can’t control if we’ll die, but we can “occupy death,” in the words of Peter Saul, an emergency doctor. He asks us to think about the end of our lives — and to question the modern model of slow, intubated death in hospital. Two big questions can help you start this tough conversation.

  • The Water Ballet

    Briar Bates wanted her friends — mostly artists, but non-dancers — to perform a joyful and awkward water ballet titled “Ankle Deep” in the kiddie wading pool at Volunteer Park in Seattle. (And they did.) The idea hit her while lying in bed, fighting through the pain of a ravenous cancer which doctors had diagnosed only a few months earlier.

  • Congratulations – You Gonna’ Die

    British philosopher and Zen Scholar Alan Watts delivers a series of humorous but very thoughtful musings on death with his typical dry wit.

  • How Can We Prepare for a Graceful Death?

    At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.

  • Franny’s Last Ride

    Mike DeStefano struggles with how to give support to his wife, who is dying in hospice. Mike died of a heart attack on March 6, 2011. This footage is of him at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, where he told one of the most searingly beautiful stories ever told at the Moth – a beautiful, bittersweet story about taking his dying wife on a motorcycle ride.

  • Having a Child Diagnosed With a Life Limiting Illness

    In this short video, Dianne Gray talks about loss of a child to a terminal illness, and how to live amidst it.

  • My Mushroom Burial Suit

    A powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally — using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms. Yes, this just might be the strangest TEDTalk you’ll ever see

  • Man’s Home is Haven for Dying Kids

    “Mohamed Bzeek has taken on a very special task in life: he’s a foster father to terminally ill children who have been abandoned by their parents. Normally, these children would end their lives in a hospital, alone and abandoned. But thanks to Mohamed, they get the love, strength, warmth, and joy they deserve in their final months and days.”

  • What Happens When Death Is What’s For Dinner?

    Breaking bread has historically been a step toward social progress, says Death Over Dinner founder, Michael Hebb. How can we use the power of home and hearth to change healthcare?

  • Engaging with Grace on the End of Life Issue

    Have you talked with the people you love?  Truly passionate talk about from Alexandra Drane sharing a personal story to illustrate how important it is to die the way we want and be cared for the way we want.

  • Is There Such Thing as Moving On

    Kelley Lynn talks about the things people say to you after you suffer a loss. She shares about the loss of her husband and the idea of moving on.

  • Doing What it Takes to Cope With Grief

    “When Amy Green’s young son was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, she made up a bedtime story for his siblings to teach them about cancer. What resulted was a video game, “That Dragon, Cancer,” which takes players on a journey they can’t win. In this beautiful talk about coping with loss, Green brings joy and play to tragedy. “We made a game that’s hard to play,” she says, “because the hardest moments of our lives change us more than any goal we could ever accomplish.””

  • The Coffin Club

    In this fantastically light and fun video, we see a group of older people in New Zealand who were fed-up after attending so many funerals that rarely reflected the vibrant lives of friends and family they were meant to honor, so they created what they call a Coffin Club.

  • The Only Reason We’re Alive

    Spoken word poet In-Q, accompanied by gorgeous animation, expresses the bittersweetness of life, aging, and death in the context of love like no other.

  • The Intersection of Living and Dying

    During the past 20 years few people have changed the conversation about the intersection of life and death more than Mitch Albom. “Tuesdays With Morrie” author talks with Jane Pauley on a wide-ranging chat about a life well-lived, beginning with a time when he sat down for weekly conversations with a professor from his college days who was facing his terminal diagnosis.

  • Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy

    Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she’s learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy.

  • 59 Year Old Chimp Says Goodbye to Long Lost Friend

    In this short video, we see the potency of heart to heart connection and feel the undeniable importance in getting to share a goodbye.

  • Culture of Dying

    Stephen Jenkinson explains how our culture taught us to deny death and sadness. He thought-provokingly tells how to turn this around. Please listen from 8:30 – 25:00.

  • Make End of Life More Humane

    “Dr. Atul Gawande began researching hospice and end-of-life care options because he says he didn’t know how to broach the subject of death with his terminally ill patients. “Our system of medical care has successfully created a multi-trillion-dollar system for dispensing lottery tickets — the lottery ticket that you could get this longer life,” he says. But he says it has not prepared people for the likelihood that physicians aren’t good at preparing patients whose lives will not be prolonged by medical treatment. “So we’ve failed to meet the other needs people have, other than just prolonging life.””

  • What Doesn’t Kill You

    Tig Notaro was diagnosed with cancer. A week later she went on stage in Los Angeles about her string of misfortunes. Listen from 3:04 – 15:35.

  • Just Show Up

    Sheryl Sandberg gives a vulnerable interview about what life looked like after her husband died suddenly.

  • The Bitter End

    “We turn to doctors to save our lives — to heal us, repair us, and keep us healthy. But when it comes to the critical question of what to do when death is at hand, there seems to be a gap between what we want doctors to do for us, and what doctors want done for themselves.”

  • Mortician Explores Many Paths For Sacred Transition Of Death

    Mortician Caitlin Doughty has traveled around the world exploring the ways other cultures approach death and talks about many of them as well as the differences in America.

  • A Nurse Reflects on the Privilege of Caring for Dying Patients

    Brown says that being with people who are dying is a profound experience. “When you’re with people who die … and being in their homes and seeing their families… it makes me realize this is why we’re here; this is what we do; this is what we give to each other.”

  • Last Day, from Charlotte’s Web

    Charlotte faces her death and consoles WIlbur with elegant practicality. EB White uses this beautiful story to illustrate the power of relationship along with the cycle of life and death.


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