Home > NewsRelease > Jan. 12: Kicking the Bucket List Talk
Jan. 12: Kicking the Bucket List Talk
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Kicking the Bucket List Cover

Looking to downsize as one of your New Year’s resolutions and need some inspiration and guidance? Come to Gail Rubin’s “Kicking the Bucket List” talk on Saturday, January 12, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow St NE, Albuquerque, NM. More information here.

Talk Description

Do you plan to live forever? Do you ever plan to move? Depending on where you’re going, you can’t take it with you. “Kicking the Bucket List: Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die” focuses on practical ways to downsize excess goods without being overwhelmed by the job, what you need to know to organize your information for your executor, and how to plan for end-of-life issues.

As Gail likes to say, “Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals and end-of-life issues won’t make you dead.” Come out for a light-hearted, informational discussion, with plenty of free take-home information. Books, DVDs and T-shirts will also be available for sale.

About Gail Rubin

Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.
Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.

Gail Rubin, CT, is a pioneering death educator who uses humor and funny films to teach about end-of-life topics.  She’s also an informed advocate for planning ahead, a Certified Funeral Celebrant, and the coordinator of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival. 

Albuquerque Business First named Gail Rubin as one of their 2019 Women of Influence. As an award-winning speaker, she “knocked ’em dead." at TEDxABQ in 2015 and the author of three books on end-of-life issues:

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

A Good Goodbye
Albuquerque, NM