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Dr. Karen Wyatt, hospice physician and author of "What Really Matters," interviews experts on all aspects of the end-of-life, including: caring for the dying, funeral and burial practices, planning for the end-of-life, conscious dying, grief and loss, caregiver support, afterlife, death and the arts, and community initiatives to improve end-of-life care. Access more interviews at www.eoluniversity.com
 
Erika and Dave dig into the more fascinating aspects of sustainable living - including the joy of living sustainably. It’s all about ending our culture’s love affair with “more,” which is not making us happier and is killing our planet. No half-hearted greenwashing here; we share the brutal and joyful truth! Dave directed the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, which Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich declared “could be the most important film ever made.”
 
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How far will you go in your quest to shrink your carbon footprint? What’s eco-tourism, and is it really ecologically responsible? International tourism accounts for 8% of all carbon emissions in the world, and transportation of all types accounts for an even greater proportion of of our carbon emissions. In the first of several episodes about shrin…
 
Learn why workers in the end-of-life field can benefit from basic business skills whether they practice in a volunteer or for-profit model. My guest Kimberly King Wise is a certified End-of-Life Doula and Home Funeral Guide and also has years of experience as a business manager and virtual assistant. She discusses how business knowledge and skills …
 
Learn how to restore sacredness to grief and embrace those who are often excluded from the shared grief experience. My guest Joél Simone Anthony is a licensed funeral director and sacred grief practitioner in Atlanta, Georgia. She utilizes spirituality that is deeply rooted in ancient wisdom in her work guiding families toward healing after a death…
 
Learn how to utilize ancient techniques in caring for the dying in this modern world. My guest Anne-Marie Keppel is a death doula and home funeral guide who will share with us some of the ancient techniques of death care that she utilizes in her work as a community death care provider. She is the author of the books Death Nesting: Ancient & Modern …
 
In this episode, Josh and Nate are still QUARANTINED so the audio quality might not be top notch. However, in their underground bunkers, Josh and Nate discover dangerous dance-offs, secret gyms, translucent toilets, and how one scientific theory makes it OK for Marty McFly to sex his Mom. Check us out on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and …
 
In this solo episode I share my thoughts on the fact that joy and sorrow are interwoven throughout our lives just as life and death are inextricable connected. Using stories and poetry I discuss how to carry both joy and sorrow without denying or repressing the pain of our personal and collective grief. Listen here: This episode includes: How curre…
 
Learn about the journey of a remarkable young musician through cancer, death and the afterlife and how he continues to inspire people. My guests Shelley Buck and Kathy Curtis are the co-authors of the book Leave Your Light On, which details the journey of Shelley’s son Ryder through cancer and his subsequent death in a terrible accident. They discu…
 
Learn how finding the goodness of life can give you hope for our current situation. In today’s solo episode I share some thoughts about the hopelessness many of us are feeling right now as we deal with unimaginable crisis and loss here on planet Earth. I also talk about how important hope is for our survival, how it is misused at times in medicine …
 
Learn how grief and loss can be the fuel for spiritual growth. My guest Brian Smith is a certified life coach and grief guide who suffered his own grief experience after the tragic death of his daughter. Through his personal journey of navigating grief he discovered techniques for surviving loss that led to writing the book: Grief 2 Growth: Planted…
 
Learn about a beautiful film and online initiative that teach our grief-avoidant society how to be in touch with grief and how to support those who are grieving. My guest Lindsey Whissel Fenton is a film producer and Emmy award-winning storyteller who is passionate about using public media to build empathy. She produced, directed and wrote the docu…
 
Learn how an innovative company is contracting with insurers to educate patients about decision-making around advanced illnesses. My guest Tracy Brubaker is the COO of Vital Decisions, a company founded by Dr. Jessica Zitter to focus on changing the way people with advanced illness receive care by encouraging advance care planning. She shares how V…
 
Learn how a “gap of care” exists for patients who have near-death experiences in the hospital that are not validated or believed. My two guests, Heidi Walsh and Lilia Samoilo worked together on a project to gather stories of near-death experiencers and how they were perceived and treated by the healthcare system after their extraordinary NDE’s. Lil…
 
Learn how the lessons learned from patients at the end of life can help us navigate the challenges confronting us right now. This episode features a conversation with Suzanne B. O’Brien RN, founder of the International Doulagivers Institute as we discuss the many lessons we have each learned from our work with patients at the end of life and how th…
 
If we were on a spaceship, the end really would be near – August 22. That is Earth Overshoot Day for 2020. We all know we can’t graze 100 head of cattle for long on a one-acre patch of land. We’d have a barren wasteland and a bunch of dead cattle in no time. It’s a little more challenging for us to make this calculation about meeting the needs of 7…
 
Learn how understanding the integral model can help us cope with crisis and reduce conflict with our fellow humans. In this solo episode I share some concepts based on Ken Wilber’s integral theory to help us understand why we are at a breaking point in our fragmented society right now. We will look at some new ways of viewing the world and tips for…
 
On the ninth of each month we have been called to hold space in our communities on life, death and transformation by ObservetheNinth.org. Today’s vigil will hold space for love and compassion for all of humankind and for the planet itself. May it bring you peace and comfort. Vigil for Times of Uncertainty VIGIL-Script-August-2020Download…
 
Learn about the issues facing hospice care in the US and how the “heart” of hospice is essential for end-of-life care. My guests today, Helen Bauer RN and Jerry Fenter, are the hosts of the popular podcast The Heart of Hospice. Having worked as a hospice nurse and hospice chaplain, these two are passionate about offering education and support to an…
 
Learn how to build resiliency to better cope with the overwhelming changes taking place in the world right now. In this solo episode I talk about the necessity of change in life and what happens when the amount of change we are forced to deal with exceeds our capacity to manage it. I share some thoughts about the consequences of “change fatigue” an…
 
Learn the inside story of this groundbreaking tour across America to promote conversations about death and dying. My guest Kimberly Paul last appeared on End-of-Life University 2 years ago as she was preparing to embark on a courageous adventure: traveling across the US in an RV and teaching and talking about death and dying with people she met alo…
 
Learn what happens in the non-physical realm during the dying process according to a death doula and psychic medium. My guest Debra Diamond is a former Wall Street money manager who left her career to pursue a life of service as a medical intuitive and psychic medium. She shares how she works with hospice patients as a death doula and what she has …
 
If you're planning your wedding, or have a friend planning theirs, this episode is for you. The idea of a virtual wedding seemed pretty geeky a year ago, but in the COVID era, suddenly the notion isn’t so far-fetched. But if you’re not going virtual, we have some other recommendations for you to shrink the footprint of your wedding. In this follow-…
 
Three steps for increasing your capacity for kindness in a world that is polarized, divided, and suffering right now. In this episode I’ll share some poems, stories and philosophical musings about our polarized world, which is filled with suffering, and how we can rise above our difference and our pain to show compassion and kindness to one another…
 
Learn how honoring the sacredness of birth and death are key to healing the problems in our medical system. My guest Dr. Nathan Riley specializes in both obstetrics and hospice and palliative care. He’ll share insights from his work at the beginning and the end of life and how the medical system fails to honor the sacredness of these two passages. …
 
Learn tips and resources for helping children deal with grief during this unique time in history. My guest Linda Goldman is a grief therapist, counselor and teacher who does trainings on children’s grief and trauma and working with LGBT youth. She shares insights and resources for helping children who are dealing with grief and trauma due to the CO…
 
Welcome to this weekly bonus series of brief stories designed to touch your heart and offer you comfort, joy, laughter, and inspiration as we face uncertain times together! Remember always to choose LOVE over fear! Story 15: You’re Already There You’re Already There Featured Poem: Journey by David Whyte Above the mountains the geese turn into the l…
 
Learn about current research into the experience of dying as a physical, emotional and spiritual process. My guest Jennie Dear, who has been a journalist, English professor and hospice volunteer, was curious about the question “what does it feel like to die?” so she conducted her own research project. After interviewing doctors, nurses, psychologis…
 
Welcome to this weekly bonus series of brief stories designed to touch your heart and offer you comfort, joy, laughter, and inspiration as we face uncertain times together! Remember always to choose LOVE over fear! Story 14: Connecting the Dots Connecting the Dots Featured Quote: By Steve Jobs You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can onl…
 
What should we do in response to the key messages of the 2020 documentary, Planet of the Humans? This is a continuation of the discussion begun in part one of the webinar, Planet of the Humans: a Sequel. In part 2, our panel explores actions we can take now – to avoid terminating human civilization. Both parts of the webinar addressed the roles of …
 
Listen here: Special Event Hosted by Alua Arthur of Going with Grace: “Sayin it Louder: A Conversation about “A Good Death” in a racist society” Wednesday June 10th – 4 pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern An online panel discussion with Alua Arthur and five Black leaders in the end-of-life space. Don’t miss this important conversation. Register at the link bel…
 
Welcome to this weekly bonus series of brief stories designed to touch your heart and offer you comfort, joy, laughter, and inspiration as we face uncertain times together! Remember always to choose LOVE over fear! Story 13: These tricky roads of grief These tricky roads of grief Featured Poem by Meggie C. Royer Color of Grief As a child I was cons…
 
Learn how video tech is revolutionizing advance directives and about special training for death doulas to become ACP educators. My guest Dr. Fred Mirarchi is an emergency medicine physician and the principal investigator of the TRIAD Research Series (The Realistic Interpretation of Advance Directives.) He’ll discuss how his research has confirmed t…
 
Welcome to this weekly bonus series of brief stories designed to touch your heart and offer you comfort, joy, laughter, and inspiration as we face uncertain times together! Remember always to choose LOVE over fear! Story 12: There’s something greater than us There’s something greater than us Featured Verse from The Tao of Death by Karen Wyatt Verse…
 
“There are too many human beings, using too much, too fast.” Those are the words of Richard Heinberg in a controversial new documentary executive produced by Michael Moore. Planet of the Humans presents us with some inconvenient truths – far more inconvenient than just the greenhouse gas effect. Yet because the film skewers some renewable energy ad…
 
In this episode, Josh and Nate are QUARANTINED so the audio quality might not be top notch. However, in their underground bunkers, Josh and Nate discover how to be happy amongst all the chaos and how the Farmer's Almanac is really just bullish*t. Check us out on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are downloaded! Please le…
 
Learn about an innovative game that helps families improve communication and face grief and change together. My guest Sara Schneider is trained as a performance anthropologist and also has a background in writing and directing for the theatre. She is the creator of a unique game titled The Human Journey® which helps families and support groups deve…
 
Welcome to this weekly bonus series of brief stories designed to touch your heart and offer you comfort, joy, laughter, and inspiration as we face uncertain times together! Remember always to choose LOVE over fear! Story 11: To everything there is a season To everything there is a season Featured Verse: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 To every thing there is a…
 
Learn some new strategies for coping with after-death care needs at a time when the funeral industry is overwhelmed. My guest Lucinda Herring is a home funeral and green burial consultant and guide and a licensed funeral director in the state of Washington. She is the author of Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and G…
 
Welcome to this weekly bonus series of brief stories designed to touch your heart and offer you comfort, joy, laughter, and inspiration as we face uncertain times together! Remember always to choose LOVE over fear! Story 10: What Life is Bringing Me Now What Life is Bringing Me Now Featured Quote: Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning pp. 98-99 …
 
Learn how stories heal grief in this special episode for Mother’s Day. My guest Elizabeth Coplan is a playwright, educator and speaker who created the non-profit Grief Dialogues where she uses theatre as the artistic expression to open new conversations about dying, death, and grief. Today, on Mother’s Day, we will talk about the grief experience o…
 
Welcome to this weekly bonus series of brief stories designed to touch your heart and offer you comfort, joy, laughter, and inspiration as we face uncertain times together! Remember always to choose LOVE over fear! Story 9: Every Life is Precious Every Life is Precious Featured Poem: Shoulders by Naomi Shihab Nye A man crosses the street in rain, s…
 
Is there any use in choosing to live more sustainably if you’re surrounded by an unsustainable system? There are those who argue there is little value in making efforts to trim your own ecological footprint. They lament, “It’s difficult to skinny up your life when you live within a system that needs structural change,” built to drive itself off a c…
 
Learn how online platforms are helping families gather for funerals and memorials during this time of isolation due to COVID-19. My guest Noha Waibsnaider is the co-founder and CEO of GatheringUs, an online platform where communities can gather after the death of a loved one and create a memorial page or schedule an event. Her team helps people cre…
 
Learn how creativity can help us process our feelings of grief and sadness to become more whole during times of difficulty. My guest Claudia Coenen is certified in grief counseling and thanatology and is also a musician, dancer, writer, and chef who utilizes creative process and somatic therapy in her work with clients. She is also the author of tw…
 
Welcome to this weekly bonus series of brief stories designed to touch your heart and offer you comfort, joy, laughter, and inspiration as we face uncertain times together! Remember always to choose LOVE over fear! Story 7: The Angel Tree The Angel Tree Featured Quote: We need to be angels for each other, to give each other strength and consolation…
 
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