ABOUT PRACTICALLY DYING
Practically Dying is a comprehensive educational source for support and information on how to consider dying, death and grief from a healthy perspective. We offer essential information and experiences to help our community use death awareness as a catalyst to live their lives without hesitation or fear.
Our workshops, presentations and consultations take the fear out of approaching the subject of death so we can relate to the idea of dying and our own deaths with forethought, deliberation and advocacy.
As a Certified Thanatologist and founder of Practically Dying, Kim Mooney offers private consultations and workshops to help individuals explore how to live based on their highest values throughout their lives and into their deaths. Through workshops, presentations and consultations, she works with individuals, families and organizations to provide the resources they need to successfully navigate a journey from wellness in life to wellness in death.
Prior to founding Practically Dying in 2014, Kim worked for more than two decades with TRU Community Care / HospiceCare of Boulder & Broomfield Counties, first as Director of Grief Services, and then as the Director of Community Education. During those years, she cultivated a broad set of skills, recognizing that deaths of all kinds in all communities require different kinds of emotional, spiritual and mental support and understanding.
Her regional and national professional projects have focused on advocacy for the integrity of the dying and bereavement experience. She trained in crisis intervention with the National Organization of Victim Assistance and in Critical Incident Stress Management, and helped found the first Boulder County-wide crisis intervention team, which helped provide support for communities following tragedies such as the Columbine massacre. .
As an independent consultant for faith communities, educational institutions, civic and community groups, medical and health care agencies, and mental health organizations, Kim has developed grief and crisis support programs for school districts, corporations and other community groups
A published author and in-demand public speaker, Kim has won awards for innovative approaches to death support, served as adjunct faculty in college death and dying courses, and hosts a quarterly radio show on death and dying on KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM Community Radio.
Kim has served on numerous boards, including the Board of Directors of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, a professional international organization dedicated to the advancement of grief and death education. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for Living Bridges, serves on the Board of the Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum, and is President of the Board of Directors of Conversations on Death in Boulder County. Kim also works with the Colorado Advance Directives Consortium and the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) initiative to educate the medical and public community about complex advance care planning choices through the MOST document.
Today, as a Certified Thanatologist and founder of Practically Dying in Boulder County, Colorado, Kim lives her life committed to changing our cultural and personal perceptions of death as an insulting tragedy into one of respectful recognition of its rightful and inevitable part in our lives.