Death Café: Where You Can Talk About Death Over Tea and Cake

  Recently we wrote a post about the fascinating profession and lives of Death Doulas, individuals who have devoted their lives to helping people transition during their time of death. Following this article, we discovered the ever so interesting “Death Cafe.” A “Death Cafe” is essentially a talk hosted by an individual in any city, […]

Festivals That Honor the Dead All Around the World

From October 31st to November 2nd, the dead walk amongst us – at least, that’s what many cultures believe. All over the world there are cultural traditions of celebrating these special days. But what makes them so special, and why are they celebrated or recognized all over the world? To put it simply, it is […]

Hanami is the popular Japanese tradition of flower viewing while picnicking

Hanami is a beautiful Japanese tradition focused on enjoying a day under the trees, with friends and a picnic.   Hanami is the Japanese tradition of flower viewing, which has been practiced for many centuries. In Japanese, Hanami quite literally translates to the phrase ¨flower viewing.¨ Japanese culture has a strong connection to nature, and […]

Petrichor, the smell of rain (VIDEO)

PETRICHOR This word stands for the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry grounds. The word is composed by the combination of two Greek words: petra, that is to say stone, and ichor in Greek mythology the eternal essence that was supposed to be the blood of gods. The term does not date back […]

Barnraiser, the future of crowdfunding

Here at Urna Bios we love green. Green trees, green tea but especially green ideas. This is exactly what this post is about: an excellent green idea. Do you know Kickstarter or Indiegogo? Well, they are not alone. The new frontier of crowdfunding is called Barnraiser. This platform aims at raising money for green economy […]

Greenification

How does a city look like? Considering that half of the world population lives in urban centers, we will reasonably think at a city as an overcrowded and polluted space dominated by a grey sky. However, if you look better around you, you may see a yellow wheatfield. At least this is what happened in […]

The Native American Code of Ethics We Should All Live By

The Native American culture is highly spiritual and places a great emphasis on respect for Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon as well as all living and non-living objects. 1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. 2. Be tolerant […]