Life guarantees one thing and one thing only: from the moment of birth, we are all destined to die. It’s humanity’s shared fate.
In some cultures and in past periods of time, death was not seen as menacing, but was just part of the circle of life. Today though, most “advanced” cultures, avoid thinking about or talking about this very real part of life. Death is seen as something scary, unholy or wrong. Nature is fought by people who want to live forever, and when death inevitably touches our lives modern
Meet Mori is our attempt to demystify Death, to help people accept their mortality and use it as an inspiration to lead fuller lives—instead of something to ignore and avoid. The term “Memento Mori” is a Latin phrase that originated in Ancient Rome. It literally translates to “Remember You Must Die”.
Our characters are designed to remind us of death, to encourage us to live in the present and never take life for granted, and to be of comfort when death inevitability comes knocking.
If you have questions about death, it’s storied history, modern practices or if you just want someone to grieve with—feel free to drop us a line either through live chat or by dropping us a line at email@example.com.
Live well and you’ll never have to fear death.
— Maren, Susan and Frank
About The Team
Maren Kate Donovan
As human’s I believe that facing our mortality is one of the most important, and overlooked, things we can do to lead a happier and healthier life. My journey of Memento Mori (latin for Remember You Must Die) began after experiencing several very deep losses in a row.
As an entrepreneur I first was interested in the business of death, but once I began to truly understand that for thousands of years philosophers all around the world have urged humanity to remember our mortality, I became obsessed with understanding why our shared fate: death, is so misunderstood.
I'm Susan and I live in Lost Wages (oops....Las Vegas).
I think about my own death. A lot. What it's going to be like...what interventions I want to avoid, what I'd like done with my body and what will be meaningful to me when I actually reach the end of my life. I've studied aging and death quite a bit too ( master's degree in Gerontology).
I'm much closer to the end of my life than the beginning. Thinking about my death helps me to decide what's important today, what I'm grateful for, how I want to love those around me and thus live a better, more fulfilling life.
Meetmori.com will help you keep death in mind so that you can lead a life that will satisfy you at the end. Mori and Grieving Ghost are here to help anyone deal with their grief when a loved one passes on and to remind you that you lead a better life when you remember your death.
When faced with loss everything else washes away and only what’s most important remains.
This is the realization I came to after experiencing a series of unexpected events. Coming to terms with my own mortality allowed me to shed fears and pursue endeavors that are meaningful to me. Meet Mori helps us to not fear death, but instead to accept death in order to better live each present day.