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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
 
As our policy makers, medical experts, and first responders grapple with the choices forced upon us by the novel Coronavirus, doctors and hosts Dr. Zeke Emanuel and Dr. Jonathan Moreno will guide us on the codes of ethics that are the backbone of modern medicine. They will answer the key questions raised by COVID – 19 including “How do we decide who gets a ventilator?” “Who, if anyone, can force you to stay home in the interest of public health” and “When there’s a vaccine, who will get it f ...
 
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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 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…
 
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 …
 
The Covid 19 pandemic has forced Americans to confront death on a scale that few of us have seen in our lifetimes. As the coronavirus continues to spread, Americans have started to ask themselves questions that are usually reserved for old age. Questions like: How do I want to die? In this episode: Physician Assisted Death - Is it ethical?…
 
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…
 
In the United States, more than a third of reported deaths from Covid-19 have occurred in nursing homes, and it’s not hard to guess why. You’ve got old and sick people with multiple chronic conditions living close together in an enclosed space -- ideal for the spread of a deadly virus. In this episode: How should we care for older people? And what …
 
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. …
 
When you think about the conditions that have been most conducive to the spread of Covid-19 -- prolonged contact with lots of people in enclosed spaces -- colleges and universities have them all. Students, faculty, and staff had their spring semesters interrupted by the first wave of the pandemic. With fall fast approaching, it’s tempting to go bac…
 
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…
 
Experts agree that once we have a vaccine for Covid-19, we will need the vast majority of the population to take it - enough so we get to herd immunity. But the rise of the anti-vaccine movement has already led to outbreaks of diseases we thought were long gone. And now, in the midst of a global pandemic, the risk of further outbreaks is heightened…
 
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…
 
Part two in our 3-part series on vaccines: Manufacturing. Last month, President Trump announced the beginning of “Operation Warp Speed,” an initiative to develop and produce a vaccine for Covid-19 in record time. But creating a vaccine that’s safe and effective is just the first step in a long and complicated process. Even when we have a vaccine, i…
 
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…
 
Part one of our 3-part series on vaccines: Human Experiments. Experts say the development of a safe and effective vaccine will take at least a year, maybe a lot longer. What are we willing to risk to speed that up? Thousands of healthy people have already volunteered to be deliberately infected with the Coronavirus in order to test potential vaccin…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
There are more than two million people locked up across the United States. Whatever they may have done to get there, they haven't been sentenced to death by virus. In this episode: How do we stop Covid-19 from spreading in prisons and jails? Have comments or questions for Zeke and Jonathan? Contact us here…
 
When she was a teenager Melissa Red Hoffman's father was killed by terrorists. Dr Hoffman recalls her father's death and how that has influenced her career and how she can identify with patients and their families at the most difficult moments. Read the story: The Sound of Silence—When There Are No Words…
 
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…
 
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