Er no... Elvira is not exactly what I meant, but I can see why you'd think so...she is on TV! (and she's just so darn lovable!).
Mostly, we think of Elvira because we have never heard the words "death positive" before, and we think of a caricature.
It's more like this: I got into this work to help more people have less fear about something that will happen to all of us.
I continue to do it because I see the need every single day. I watch people struggle to start conversations about death and dying. Later, after the conversation, I witness their joy, relief, freedom and deep peace.
People ask me all of the time “But how do you work with death all the time? Isn’t it depressing?”
That’s the secret…