Why subscribe?

You should subscribe if you have to engage with your mortality. So, I think that is basically all of us…?

But more seriously, if you have ever been bereaved, or experienced death or something close to it, or if you think about how death affects you, I think I have something for you.

What do I write about?

I write about life, dying, death, grief and bereavement. I take a curious look at the things we fear most.

I aim to write things that are sometimes confronting but always with the aim of affirming that right now, today, as you read this, you are alive. That you are always invited to be present in our life and to make meaning from it, and be in relation with others.

I write about how we can live today, knowing that our mortality is nothing something to be terrified of, but something to embrace as part of a normal life.

Who am I?

I’m Ivor! 👋 I’ve been working in end-of-life and palliative care for over 8 years, as a designer and researcher at Imperial College London. Before that I co-founded a mental health start-up and made a impactful music therapy app called Cove. I think that the designers view on the world, especially the world that deals with death and dying provides opportunities to reframe the status quo, and find ways to transform in different ways.

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Through regular reviews and occasional essays, I try to find better ways to relate to life by fully exploring what it means to live and die.