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How to stay connected while Social Distancing

The past few weeks have caused seismic changes in all of our lives. As citizens of a wider local and global community, we’ve adapted our routines and settled into responsibly social distancing....

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Better Place Forests named as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2020

We’re so proud and humbled to be recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020 in the Urban Development and Real Estate sector. We want to take a moment to acknowledge our...

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Recognizing the women breathing new life into the end of life space

When you think of traditional notions of end of life, you may picture a man in a dark suit providing care and comfort a la HBO’s Six Feet Under. But as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we... Read more

Imagining a Good Death: A Better Place Forests Conversation with Katy Butler

The author of The Art of Dying Well offers the lessons she’s learned from the hundreds of people who shared their stories of losing loved ones. It starts, she explains, with getting “clear on what...

Family, The Journey, End of Life Planning

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Overcoming the Resistance to Change: A Better Place Forests Conversation with Sallie Tisdale

The author offers what she’s learned about the process of death — both for the dying and those they love — from her experience as a practicing palliative care nurse. 

The Journey, End of Life Planning, End of Life Plans

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A Reminder to Love Well

“Be here now.” These were the famous words of the late spiritual guru Ram Dass. The message speaks to both the idea that life is short and that we need to maximize meaning in every second of our...

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Let's Start Talking About a Better Ending

Let’s Start Talking About A Better Ending

At Better Place Forests we believe that end-of-life planning begins with considering what kind of legacy you want to leave. Our purpose is to give everyone the opportunity to leave behind more...

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How to Have The Conversation That’s So Hard Most People Simply Don’t Have It

At Better Place Forests, we believe that the beauty of life doesn’t end with death. That’s why we’re pioneering the first sustainable alternative to cemeteries, and sparking a much needed dialog...

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What to Expect During Your Point Arena Visit


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Driving Directions to Our Point Arena Forest

If you're reading this, you probably have a tour booked in our Point Arena forest. This post will let you know how to get there.

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