凯特琳·玛丽·多尔蒂（Caitlin-Marie-Doughty）是一位美国殡仪师、作家、博客作者和YouTube名人，以倡导接受死亡和改革西方殡葬业惯例而闻名。她是洛杉矶Clarity Funerals and火葬公司的所有者，网络系列“Ask a Mortician”的创造者，“善终令”的创始人。
Ever since childhood, when I found out that the ultimate fate for all humans was death, sheer terror and morbid curiosity had been fighting for supremacy in my mind.
The definition of 'morbid' is an unhealthy preoccupation with death. Unfortunately, there's no word to mean the perfectly healthy preoccupation with death, which is what I have.
I am a mortician who tells you that you don't necessarily need a mortician.
Death in its natural state can be very beautiful. When you think about a body that's died of natural causes - family taking care of it - all of that is very beautiful.
In America, burial means an embalmed body in a heavy-duty casket with a vault built over it, so that the ground doesn't settle. That body is encased in many layers of denial.
I've worked very hard to become comfortable with how death works and why it happens. I now know that death isn't out to get me.
I think about death most of the day, every day. We can't escape death, and choosing to ignore it only makes it more scary.
If we ignore our death, we end up just going around completely oblivious to why we do the things we do!