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 […]

Death Doulas Are Helping Us Rethink The Way We Die

I know what you’re thinking. What is a death doula, or midwife – and what does being one, entail? Here at Bios Urn we are interested in all things that relate to nature, sustainability, and naturally – death. So what exactly is a “death doula”? A regular midwife or doula is a person who assists […]

Cemeteries Weren´t Designed With The Future in Mind

Throughout history, we’ve seen different spaces and buildings designed to allocate the remains of people who passed away. From Egyptians, who designed pyramids to remember and honor the pharaohs and their queens, to the ancient city of Çatalhöyük (Turkey) where people used to bury their beloved under their houses (Check our post about ways of burying in the […]

The Bios Urn: creating new life after death

Do you want your to feed the squirrels, or help surrounding wildlife? Did you know that trees not only help surrounding environments, but they also help maintain the equilibrium of local ecology and wildlife? Once your beloved has departed and the only memento that remains is ashes, you can throw them into the sea, keep […]