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The Death Hangout is the creation of
Olivier Larvor and Keith Clarke. The
Death Hangout is a very special and
humanistic place (non-religious and
non-political). We believe death has a
very useful function in our lives. And no,
not just to wipe us mercilessly from the
face of the earth.
Rather than ignore our mortality and
pretend it is not there, we believe in
openly thinking, chatting, and learning
about it. Oh, and having fun along the
way. Yes, so much fun…with Death
in mind! The Death Hangout offers a
podcast, a book, and coaching services.
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at them now; it's like those people are gone. It’s about
living in the now. It’s about being prepared to let go.
That's what death is and if you live in the now and can't
let go of clinging to what is, then it makes living in the
now harder. Contemplation of death helps us process
change in our lives.
I was with a corporate client the other morning, talking
about processes and procedures and that kind of thing.
We ended up having a conversation around death. It can
come in anywhere. There are no restrictions. That's what
makes it exciting. And the more people we talk to, the
more we branch out, the more the message gets out there.
Olivier: Despite the data that says everything is better
than ever, we feel that something is lacking. We're not that
happy. I think it's because we deny parts of our humanity.
We don't think about death. To be happy, we need to live
fully, we need to be conscious of our mortality.
Keith and I try to not to make this death thing morbid or
scary. Maybe it is in reality, yeah, death can be bad, but
also there are also good parts to death. There are two
sides here. That's why when you visit our website, there's
a nice death character, not a terrifying dude.
From a conversation with John Wadsworth
OLIVIER LARVOR A former HR KEITH CLARKE A former HR Manager
Olivier is French but has lived in Bulgaria, Ireland, in England and half in Ireland. He is an accredited
Manager for one of the Top S&P 500 companies,
the UK and the UAE. He is an accredited Executive/
Team Coach, 360 degree facilitator, author, and
podcaster. He is the father of two boys and a
guitarist in an obscure indie band.
in the logistics industry, Keith has lived half his life
Life and Business Coach, training consultant,
author, and podcaster. He is the father of two
teenagers and sings and plays bass and guitar in
an alternative rock band.
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