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An update from Becky from over three weeks into her 12 week post-pandemic connection with loved ones tour. Life, love, connection, death, stress, mind-body-spirit balance, pandemic, and no promises …. www.deathdialogues.net --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author and renowned speaker recognized worldwide for the global success of The Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book series she co-authored with her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson. Her latest book, Heartbroken Open, a life-changing memoir, has become a Lifetime Television biopic starring Heather Locklear called Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story. With over 30 million books in print, Carlson has emerged as a leading mindfulness expert and transformational guide who has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2010, she was awarded the Kennedy Laureate Award by John F. Kennedy University alongside the iconic chef Alice Waters and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. In addition to her books Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love, and Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms, Carlson’s other titles include An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love (a tribute to her husband), and her seminal self-help book for leading readers out of the pain of loss and into a new future — From Heartbreak to Wholeness: The Hero’s Journey to Joy. Through her beloved women’s retreats, including her signature What Now? program, Carlson serves as a guide for women navigating transition and change of all kinds — showing them how to live their most vibrant, joyous, and fulfilling life in their next chapter. Through her popular podcast Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Live the Big Stuff, Carlson’s depth, realness, and ever-present humor shine through each memorable episode. Her popular video-based, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Happiness Training Courses (on Dontsweat.com) teach people how to find inspiration and direction right in the midst of life’s uncertainties — helping individuals around the world to move from overwhelming anxiety to an abiding optimism and trust in life. These courses feature exclusive video footage of her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson.  She is on the advisory board of Modern Widows Club and on the Global Leadership Council of Challenge Day. Carlson has two daughters and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to exercise – boot camp fitness classes, yoga or hiking. She also is an inspirational speaker and leads women’s retreats all over the world. Her mission is to show people that it is possible to love your life again after profound loss and major change — and to discover that more laughter, love, and happiness await you. To learn more about Kristine Carlson, visit her website www.kristinecarlson.com. Please remember to rate and subscribe to The Death Dialogues Project Podcast. Thank you! Don't forget our book, Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project  for your personal reading and gift giving needs. Available wherever books are sold. Whangarei Paper Plus is selling it nationwide in New Zealand. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
A. Olivia Nelson is a two-time widow in her twenties who, in the span of five years, said goodbye to family and friends alongside major non-death losses. Having to face grief in a variety of situations, she gained deep insight into our broken grief culture: grieving people lack support and those who want to help don't know how. To heal this gap, Nelson formed Learning About Grief, a website on which she shares personal stories, coping resources, and hosts a virtual grief group. Her vision is to change how we perceive grief. "We'll all bury a loved one," said Nelson. "Educating ourselves on what that's like helps us embrace grief as a human experience." You can find A. Olivia Nelson on Instagram @LearningAboutGrief, Twitter @LearnAboutGrief, or learningaboutgrief.com. Please leave a rating and subscribe to The Death Dialogues Project Podcast. Thank you! Don't forget to check out the recently released book Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project. We are getting lovely feedback from folks who are reading if for self-reflection as well as many who are giving it for gifts. Available where books are sold. Kindle/e-book super affordable if you'd like to check it out. Most seem to be buying paperbacks, I'm sure the lovely cover has something to do with that. It's a great gift for when there are no words ... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Margaret was born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand. She has lived there, in various corners of the country, apart from ten years in the UK. Her interests and areas of work have shifted over the decades, but a strong underlying theme is always a passion for the growth or evolution of people of any age. This includes people who are dying. Margaret has a deep interest in death and dying, especially in opening people to the gifts in dying, gifts which she feels are often not experienced in Western society because of a cultural resistance to death, even so-called ‘timely’ death. Margaret has three adult children and four precious young grandsons who bring her much joy.  Find Margaret at https://www.margaretmccallum.com/ Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject Read our new book Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project. Available as e-book, hard cover, paperbacks and audio book. Find it where books have sold. Have you tried this indie online offering? https://bookshop.org/books/death-and-its-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-beautiful-lessons-field-notes-from-the-death-dialogues-project/9781945060359 Find the audio book here: https://www.chirpbooks.com/audiobooks/death-and-its-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-beautiful-lessons Thanks for being here! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Our new co-host, Kate Burns and project creator Becky Aud-Jennison have a casual chat about the upcoming book, Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project which will be released on 2/22/22 (US date).  Join us for a peek inside the book's why, the writing process, and thoughts about what you will find held in that gorgeous cover. How can you help? Buy the book, leave a review online at Amazon and on Goodreads. Recommend the book to those you feel may benefit from and/or appreciate it. Please share the book's one sheet with your local bookstores and ask them to stock the book. All resources here: https://linktr.ee/deathdialoguesproject This project is 100% grassroots and the profits from the sale of these books will enable this project to continue. (((thank you))) As always, a huge thank you to our story tellers: this is YOUR book. And to our listeners. We deeply appreciate you all. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Always fascinated with stories surrounding connection into the beyond, after reading the account Tina Fluharty had written surrounding her daughter, Rebecca's untimely, tragic death, she was immediately contacted to be on the podcast. Not only have we shared her story here, but it is also featured in our upcoming book: Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project.  Sometimes we are fortunate enough to be exposed to a story of connection that is so detailed and complex, it is impossible to deny the fact that there are deep and beautiful mysteries surrounding death and life that, if we are lucky enough, teach us there so much more to our existence than what is visible to the human eye.  Our hope is when you hear this true account of what Tina experienced, you will find yourself a bit more open to the depths of the great mysteries of life and death. B-word does live on and you can find her amazing work in a variety of places. You can find Rebecca's Instagram account and see her gorgeous photos at @_bword You can read Tina's written version of her account of what happened on the day of Rebecca's death here: https://www.lovewhatmatters.com/something-awful-has-happened-my-family-looked-at-me-confused-my-daughter-was-somewhere-being-swept-away-by-raging-flood-waters-mom-loses-daughter-to-tragic-flood-drowning-accident-afte/  Here is the link to Rebecca's staggering memorial video: https://youtu.be/m84c243krOU You can find Rebecca's work, documentation of life celebration and art for sale here: https://www.abandonedcentral.com/ Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Hi! I’m the real Lisa Bain, the blogger behind The Wandering Widow and author of Heart of a Kingdom.  A few years ago, I was just like everyone else I knew. I was on the corporate career track at a company I loved, caring for my aging parents, and taking life’s adventures one day at a time with my soul mate at my side. I had a plan. I knew where I was going, how long it would take to get there, and had the action items to propel me towards my life goals.  All that came screeching to a halt in 2016, when my husband died of a very aggressive and rare form of cancer, just nine months after my dad died of Advanced Parkinson’s Disease. I couldn’t hold it together and watched in horror as my carefully crafted life imploded. The loss of the two men I loved most in the world ripped off the cover on every other loss I’d buried deep inside, forcing me to face them all. I couldn’t function, and the people in my life didn’t know how to help me.  With THE WANDERING WIDOW I started writing to work through my grief. I had been in corporate sales and marketing. Creative writing had been on my radar but became a saving grace as I tried to figure out who I was in this new widow life. I started my blog The Wandering Widow as a way to express the feelings I couldn’t verbalize amid my raw pain. I always wrote for myself, but the feedback I received from other widows encouraged me to share my blog to a wider audience. I committed to share all the ugly and beautiful bits of my grief journey as a way to both stay on track for my healing and also to help others. We live in a grief phobic society. If my snarky accounts of my story can help shed light on the needs of the grieving, help the bereaved feel less alone, and help family and friends with suggestions on how to help, then I’m in 100%. And a journey it became. I left that corporate job, my home, and my friends and family and set out to travel the world by myself for a year. (That year never ended, in case you were wondering.) By this point, I’d added short stories and angsty poetry to my journaling but never planned to write a book. Traveling alone had its lonely moments, and I often took my laptop to a coffee shop and just wrote what I saw. I didn’t want to be a travel blogger but did want to share the things I learned on my travels as The Wandering Widow. And everywhere I went, I encountered my fellow bereaved. I learned that most countries struggle with providing adequate grief support. I connected with widows and widowers who were desperate to share their stories and say aloud the names of the ones they lost. I’m grateful to now call many of them friends.  While my grief will always be her cornerstone of my writing, I've moved further afield and am now and internationally published poet and working on my second novel. Find Lisa on social media @thereallisabain and @lisanainwrites and her website www.thereallisabain.com.  Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Lauren is a palliative care doctor, motherless daughter, longtime griever and believer that having a healthy relationship with our mortality is the secret to living a better life. Her podcast, "Talk Dying to Me" shares stories from the crossroads of life and death, and all of the messy bits in between. She hopes her work creates space for fellow mortals to contemplate the harder parts of being human and weigh in on life's greatest mystery.  You can find Lauren at Intagram and Facebook as @talkdying to me and at www.talkdyingtome.com Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject Regarding the Living with Ghosts virtual movie screening party for anyone in the world, here is the link: https://www.livingwithghostsmovie.com/joinusdesiree  This will go live on NZ's Oct 30/US Oct 29 and be available for 10 days.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Today we welcome Jenifer Davis onto the podcast. This is a deep and raw episode and Jenifer covers difficult ground in her story that she feels strongly about sharing. You will hear that there were so many layers of trauma and loss to this story. Here are Jenifer's words: On May 30, 2017 at approximately 12 noon, I lost my husband to suicide. I was in the office in our house when he went out into his workshop in the garage and shot himself with a shotgun.  We had been married for almost 35 years and a couple for almost 36 years – but I knew him for 42 years. He was the love of my life and even though our marriage was not always easy, both of us plagued by our troubled childhoods, he was my person. We weathered so much over the years, but we had 3 grown children, they were doing well in our lives – we had a home and stability. All of that ended when he was laid off from his job (the first time he had ever been laid off). What should have been a blessing ended up being a nightmare. Now, with the clarity of hindsight, everything makes so much sense. The story has so many layers. But in 16 months what happened is this: He lost his job – he pushed me to transfer to Arizona where I could work for my company and we could buy a house for less money so the pressure for him to find more work wouldn’t be there. Because when you are an alcoholic, you think that things will get better if you change your environment. But you can move a 1000 miles away and you are still the same person. I was grieving – I didn’t want to leave at that time but I did so he could feel better. We moved here 11 months after he was laid off. Two months after that I was fired from my job – Arizona is a Right to Work (no unions or unionize by choice/vote) and because I was over 50 and made over 100K a year they found a loophole and there was nothing I could do about it. So now we were in a strange state and neither of us had a job. His suicide was an impulsive act; carried out impaired by alcohol. I never in a million years would have believed he would have done this. I tried to do everything I could to make him happy – he couldn’t overcome his anger at his childhood and he couldn’t articulate it (at least to me) – and he couldn’t be grateful for the blessings we did have. What I really was unaware of was how he lived with anxiety and depression and only masked it. He did a pretty good job of it until the last 10 years of his life. There are so many unanswered questions with a suicide – and they will never be answered. I can guess (and I am pretty sure I am close, if not 100% accurate). I am supposed to pick up the pieces of my life and figure out what in the hell I am supposed to do after all of this time? My children were grown, my job was taken from me, my home where my support infrastructure was, and my husband – all gone. I knew I was supposed to be married to him and I was his safe harbor – he was not always my safe harbor. I had to be strong, I had to figure out how to do things for our family and I often had to do them alone – sometimes I felt like I had four kids. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to take care of them all; mothering is what I love to do – but I dearly longed for appreciation. He would give me just enough to keep me around. But I love him dearly regardless of all of the pain and sorrow – there were beautiful times – and I have his 3 children. I want to help widows/widowers – I want there to be a place or something for them to come to for help because I didn’t have that – I have some ideas but because my brain scatters. I haven’t done anything yet, but the idea is there. You can find me on Instagram @jeniferbrd7761 Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Kate Manser is a spiritual leader whose work is to help people live more alive in their everyday life. Her work as a meditation guide, author, and artist has touched millions of people around the world. Her book, YOU MIGHT DIE TOMORROW, was lauded as “illuminating the beauty of being alive” by NYT Bestselling author Brad Montague. Kate is currently on tour leading her Kaleidoscope Meditation Walks around the United States. Find Kate's meditations to help you live more alive in your everyday life on katemanser.com, YouTube, and Insight Timer. Find her in IG @thealivekate.  Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject Don't forget to find out new book "Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project" wherever books are sold.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
A successful professional artist, Claudia, a single mom, supported her children by painting tiles for peoples' houses. It allowed her to be home with her children. At the age of 53 Claudia experienced the unimaginable. She answered a knock at the door and a policeman was standing there. He told her every parent's worst nightmare, her son Ben, the first love of her life was gone. After Ben's death, she fell into a dark and lonely place. She gave up painting. Over the next 13 years, Claudia slowly learned to live with her pain and grief. She began to paint again. Her work had no special meaning to her at the time. Parents who have experienced the death of their children began to seek her out for advice, comfort and hope. Over time she realized that she was saying the same words repeatedly. She decided to write them down. It wasn't until she began writing this book that the art, she thought had no meaning, served to be perfect illustrations. The book was initially written as a gift for a mother whose son had recently died. Other's wanted copies to send to friends who were suffering the same losses. She started making copies. She discovered that helping other grieving parents gave both her grief and her art a purpose. Claudia lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her loving husband Richard and close to her daughter Jessica, son-in-law Michael and two grandchildren, Olive and Gus. Her loves also include her two dogs and two birds. Find Claudia: @artoflivingwithgrief https://claudiachappel.com Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
On this episode we hear Becky’s wrap of this wackadoo year and she shares Chapter One of the audio book “Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project. You can see what the early readers are saying about the book here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59344268 and order an early copy of the e-book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GMWMSKX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_Y1JFHR0SK7KDA98QCT45 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
On this episode you hear from Shane Gadd who says, “We don't heal in isolation, but in community. Its a time of remembering rather than learning, for we are in a cycle of return, we are being woven back into the centre. This is a time of deep soul Alchemy, and global Alchemy we are being invited as community to touch the ground and reach deep into the earth with our bare hands, we pull those stories up into the light , like lost seeds, that are yearning to be reborn , retold and remembered. This is how we move from harm to healing Through our collective story. I have brought a fresh, honest and thought provoking attitude to the world of psychic phenomena. As a Holistic Medium, author and lecturer, I have, over the last 27 years, helped thousands with my uncanny ability to communicate with those who have crossed over to the Other Side.” You can find Shane at www.shanegadd.com. He’s also on youtube and at Instagram as @shane.gadd --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
My name is Teresa Weybrew. I’m a Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Boppie (grandmother), Aunt, and Friend. I am a Spiritual Companion.  On a beautiful June morning, I was thrown unprepared into a very deep and scary darkness. My love, my person, died in my arms, tragically and very unexpectedly. In my darkest hour, I was completely broken open. There was no capacity, but for a shallow breathe to sustain my shell of a life. I wanted to be with him. In that moment, I was offered a gift, and a choice for my soul. That gift was love. For myself, my life, my family and friends, and for him. I chose love, in that powerful moment. Life was never the same.  My work since then has been to work with others understand the power within, and to choose love. I have had the privilege every day of helping others who find themselves lost. Through the death of a loved one, loss of self, work, health, and other experiences we encounter as we walk on this earth. My deep love of connecting to and helping people, coupled with my extensive training as a Holistic Life Coach, Certified HeartMath Coach, and a Meditation and Mindfulness teacher, has combined the true essence of my authentic self.  I live my life using the practical and spiritual tools that I am passionate to share. Healing can begin with support and compassion, loving kindness, and a nurturing space to feel safe and understood . With these skills, a knowledge of the Universal Law of Attraction, my prayer is for others to experience powerful change and develop a practice that will affect their lives forever. Together, we’ll soften the jagged edges in this moment because this moment is all we have.  You can find Teresa's work at https://healthroughlove.com Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Barbara Karnes, RN Award Winning End of Life Educator, Award Winning Nurse, NHPCO Hospice Innovator Award Winner 2018 & 2015 International Humanitarian Woman of the Year While at the bedside of hundreds of people during the dying process, Hospice Pioneer Barbara Karnes noticed that each death was following a near identical script. Each person was going through the stages of death in almost the same manner and most families came to her with similar questions. These realizations led Barbara to sit down and write Gone From My Sight, "The Little Blue Book" that changed the hospice industry. Gone From My Sight is the original, and remains the most widely used, patient/family educational booklet on the signs of approaching death. It has been in print continuously since 1985 and has sold over thirty million copies world wide. With its publication and distribution, Barbara created one of the most important tools in the end of life movement today. Barbara Karnes, RN, is an internationally respected speaker, educator, author, and thought leader on matters of end of life. She is a renowned authority on the dying process and a leading educator for families, healthcare professionals, and the community at large. Barbara's award winning DVDs and books about death and dying are starting conversations and changing lives - in this country and around the world. In her work, Barbara compassionately explains stages of the dying process, living with a life threatening illness, pain management, and how people grieve. She explains how important it is to take care of yourself as a caregiver and offers guidelines for professionals. Barbara has held both clinical and leadership positions, including staff nurse, clinical supervisor, and executive director at Hospices and Home Health Care agencies. Since 1994, Barbara has traveled the country speaking about end of life issues and the stages of dying at national and state hospice and palliative care organization conferences, state associations, colleges, nursing schools, hospitals, and hospices. She is the expert that hospice and other healthcare professionals count on to teach them how to explain the dying process to families. Barbara has dedicated the last 40 years of her life to the education, care, and support of dying people and their loved ones. The most useful and important things that she's learned along the way have been distilled into her materials. “People don’t understand that there’s a normal, natural way of dying. My materials are written to guide and support anyone who finds themselves addressing end of life situations. The goal is to help people have a positive experience so everyone involved will have a sacred memory to carry with them.” - Barbara Karnes, RN. Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Laura Davis is the author of seven books, including The Courage to Heal and I Thought We‘d Never Speak Again. Her groundbreaking books have been translated into 11 languages and sold two million copies. In addition to writing books that inspire and change people’s lives, the work of Laura’s heart is to teach. For more than twenty years, she’s helped people find their voices, tell their stories, and hone their craft. Laura loves creating supportive, intimate writing communities online, in person, and internationally. You can find Laura at: lauradavis.net Book Description: Laura’s new memoir, The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story is the riveting story of her embattled relationship with her mother Temme, their determination to love one another, and the dramatic and surprising collision course they ended up on at the end of Temme’s life. For the millions of readers of Laura’s first book, The Courage to Heal, The Burning Light of Two Stars is both prequel and sequel, revealing in page-turning, intimate detail how Laura reconciled with the mother who betrayed her, and came to care for her in her final days. Offer for Listeners: You can read the opening five chapters here: www.lauradavis.net/chapters Direct links to buy The Burning Light of Two Stars: Independent Bookstores: Get Signed Copies Through Bookshop Santa Cruz: https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/burning-light-two-stars-get-it-signed) Elliott Bay Books: https://www.elliottbaybook.com/book/9781954854161 Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/the-burning-light-of-two-stars-a-mother-daughter-story-9781954854161/9781954854161 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1954854161/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1954854161&linkCode=as2&tag=lauradavis-20&linkId=8a2f02a3d8d282b66785fb136ca02b80 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-burning-light-of-two-stars-laura-davis/1139198069 Want a Discount When You Buy in Bulk for Your Book Club or Organization? For bulk sales: https://www.porchlightbooks.com/product/burning-light-of-two-stars-a-mother-daughter-story--laura-davis?variationCode=9781954854161#full-description Audiobook version of The Burning Light of Two Stars: On Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Burning-Light-of-Two-Stars-Audiobook/B09G8WJQP7 And on Libro.fm for independent stores: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781950144471 Also: If you’re a writer or want to use writing as a tool for healing or self-discovery, you can learn about Laura’s online writing workshops and in-person domestic and international retreats here: www.lauradavis.net * * * * Laura Davis www.lauradavis.net A picture containing text, blackboard, picture frame Description automatically generated My new memoir, The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story is available for presale now. Read the first five chapters and check out the great bonuses you can get if you order now: www.lauradavis.net/the-burning-light-of-two-stars/ Finalist, Page Turner Awards Free Ebook: Writing Toward Courage: A 30-Day Practice. Click here to receive this beautiful, thought-provoking creative gift: www.lauradavis.net/courage/ Facebook: @LauraDavis&TheWritersJourney Instagram: @laurasaridavis --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
In this episode Karen opens up about early lessons of death after her father ended his life and how that has followed her. She shares perceptions about the frustration of how dying is addressed (or not) in main stream medicine. AND— she eloquently explains each of the seven lessons for living from the dying. Dr. Karen Wyatt is the bestselling author of the book 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying, which contains stories of patients she cared for as a hospice doctor and the spiritual lessons she learned from them at the end of their lives. Dr. Wyatt also hosts End-of-Life University Podcast, which features conversations with experts who work in all aspects of end-of-life care. She is widely regarded as a thought-leader in the effort to transform the way we care for our dying in the U.S. In addition, she is valued for her application of spiritual principles to illness and healthcare and teaches that in order to live life fully we must each overcome our fear of death and embrace the difficulties that life brings us. Website: www.eoluniversity.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/eoluniversity/ Twitter: @spiritualmd Instagram: www.instagram.com/kwyattmd/. Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
Crystal Webster is the Founder of Sharing Solace, Author of ‘Confessions of a Griever’, speaker, entrepreneur, and most importantly she is Madelyn Elizabeth Webster’s mama. When Madelyn died in Crystal’s arms just after she was born, she wanted to die too. It took her years to learn to live again – mostly because she realized her Madelyn wouldn’t want her to live the rest of her life waiting to die. Sharing Solace was founded from that love and hope: to help grievers grieve and lovers love their griever through tangible, pass-along-able gifts wrapped in a meaningful community of support and strength so you can always ‘Remember. You’re not alone.’ Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
As an End of Life (EOL) Doula, Oceana Sawyer specializes in the liminal spaces of active dying and grief. She is currently researching embodied grief (through a sensual lens) and racialized trauma in the Somatic Abolitionism Training Program with Education for Racial Equity. A certified home funeral celebrant, living funeral ceremony facilitator, and Conscious Dying Educator, Oceana also holds graduate degrees in integral counseling psychology and organizational development. Oceana draws upon her meditation practice, experience as a sensuality educator, earth-based spirituality, and intensive study in the expressive arts and integral counseling psychology to bring a grounded, compassionate presence and holistic approach to her work. Through Death Cafes, EOL vision mapping, EOL doula training, and virtual grief events and workshops, Oceana works with individuals and groups centered primarily in communities of color (culture). She has also contributed to a number of articles and podcasts in the area of death, dying, and grieving. You can follow her on her Instagram and participate in her online grief community on Patreon. Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
This episode is the first interview by our new Death Dialogues Project co-host, Kate Burns. A hearty welcome goes out to her. Kate has served as an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Investigator and a large Midwest university for the last four years. In this role, she investigates harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence. Kate has extensive training in trauma informed interviewing and takes much pride in connecting with people on a meaningful level. Kate has a masters degree in forensic science which has proven helpful during interviews and also aided in achieving some unexpected accomplishments. After suddenly losing her mom in 2019, Kate found deep purpose in helping others navigate the processes which are encountered with death. Kate began volunteering with the Green Burial Council in February 2021 before being elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors. Kate is also in the process of becoming a death doula through the Going with Grace End of Life Planning program. Becoming part of the Death Dialogues Project has given life to Kate’s desire to connect with people who are experiencing/have experienced loss and has shined light on the need for more conversation around grief and loss.  Here’s what Kameron says about this conversation:  I can’t say that I remember a point in my life where I wasn’t familiar with great loss. My parents met on the cruise ship where my father worked, and my mother managed to convince him to move to Nebraska (he’s from Turkey and was living in Miami at the time, so the deal must have been pretty sweet). Working on a cruise ship meant he was gone for weeks at a time, which familiarized me with absence at an early age. By the time I was in grade school, my parents separated, and it wasn’t too long after that my father wound up in prison (sentenced to life without parole). I was raised only by my mother through middle and high school, which wasn’t an easy job. When I started undergrad at a local university, I decided to live at home despite my rocky relationship with my mother. One morning at the beginning of my second semester of freshmen year, I woke up to find my mother dead in her bedroom. Unexpectedly I found myself completely without parents, and with my entire adult life ahead of me.  Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message
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