Join the conversation around
doing death better

(PT time zone) 


A two-day online community conference that brings together people and services to share resources, learn, and connect about death and dying.


Deathly Matters showcases emerging voices and perspectives not readily found within the mainstream dialogue.  We welcome you to this opportunity to learn from others, ask questions, and share experiences in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere with a community of people who are also committed to doing death better.


In response to the recent pandemic
and in an effort to host the event in a safe, comfortable, and more accessible environment, we have decided to offer the 2020 event online. 

While we won’t gather in person, we will still gather in community
in a warm and welcome environment, with authentic and heart felt voices
and offerings of rich content and learnings. 


Walking Home

by Emily Olsen | The Connection Project Podcast


Our hearts are filled with GRATITUDE 

for the more than 130 beautiful souls who joined us on

May 25th, 2019 for our inaugural Deathly Matters – A Community in Conversation

Some beautiful captures of our 2019 event 
Big thanks to Chelsea Kanstrup and Paper Heart Films for the wonderful video!
Big thanks to Niki Campbell of Light Your Fire for the great photos! 


Obstacle Course with John Close and Andrew Langford
Live from the 2019 Deathly Matters Conference. 
Six beautiful speakers talk all things Deathly 

Obstacle Course with John Close and Andrew Langford  
A few weeks post Conference, Shauna and Linda talk about Life and Death

a creative collaboration

Deathly Matters – A Community in Conversation
was co visioned by Shauna Janz of Sacred Grief and Linda Hunter of Dying with Grace    
We are both honored to bring our work and this event to our community.

*Since our 2019 inaugural event, Shauna has taken a step back from planning and Linda is the event’s current producer. 
Shauna’s work is expanding and she is focusing her efforts on bringing her beautiful & needed offerings to the community. 
Not to worry, Shauna will be at the 2020 Conference in several capacities.  It wouldn’t be the same without her!


Since 1997 I have been supporting loved ones
through end of life and for the past few years,
I have been part of a conversation around ‘doing death better’.  
I operate from a place of kindness and compassion.

I believe that saying farewell in a heart-centered
and meaningful way is our final gift to those we love;

honoring the life they lived and the legacy they leave.