Storytellers: "Death Café" offers a new outlook on life

DENVER – Have you had the conversation? Death isn't a topic most people feel comfortable talking about. But a new café in Denver is giving them the opportunity to talk about it freely in a comfortable setting.

It's called the Denver 'Death Café'. The group's founder is Anita Larson. Larson is trying to bring the conversation of death into a positive light.

Death Cafe is an international movement. It started in Europe by an man named Jon Underwood and it's based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz.

At Death Cafes people drink coffee, eat cake and discuss death. The aim of the cafe is to increase awareness of death, have an open conversation about it and to help people make the most of their finite lives.

It's important to note that Death Cafe isn't a counseling service or grief support for those grieving a loss but instead it's an open conversation with no objectives, agendas or themes. Death is still considered taboo in America. There's a rising trend of people wanting to talk about it but they don't have the adequate resources to tackle the topic with their loved ones. In essence, the Denver Death Cafe is a great option for those interested in having a conversation.

Have a question about end of life? Feel free to join the Denver Death Cafe to talk about death. You can visit their Facebook page at: or contact Anita Larson or


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