06 May Gail Rubin
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Gail is a certified Thanatologist and a pioneering death educator. Rubin is a public speaker, a published author of three books, host of a TV interview series and podcast, a blogger, a funeral industry trade journalist, a Certified Funeral Celebrant, and an innovator in the funeral business. She created a conversation-starting game called The Newly-Dead Game®, introduced the Death Café movement in the United States, and held the first Before I Die Festival west of the Mississippi in 2017. Albuquerque Business First named her one of their 2019 Women of Influence.
Gail has many resources available for funeral planning on her website https://agoodgoodbye.com/, including her books and checklists to help you start the planning process. Here is a list of her books:
- A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die
- Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies Templates and Tips
- Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die (with a 50-point Executor’s Checklist)