End-of-Life University

End-of-Life University

Dr. Karen Wyatt, hospice physician and author of "7 Lessons for Living from the Dying," 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 show notes at www.eolupodcast.com

Episodes

May 3, 2021
Learn how to increase your own capacity for compassion toward yourself and others and make the world a better place in the process. In this episode I share some of the research and articles I’ve been reading in the book Compassion: Bridging Practice and Science, edited by Tania Singer and Matthias Bolz. It seems to… Continue reading Ep. 297 Compassion 101: Why We Are Failing and How To Do Better
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Learn why and how to support patients who have transpersonal experiences at the end of life. My guest Scott Janssen has been a hospice clinical social worker for almost 30 years. During that time he has been gathering the stories and reports of hundreds of hospice patients who have had transpersonal experiences as death approached.… Continue reading Ep. 296 NDE’s and After Death Communication in Hospice Work with Scott Janssen
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Learn about the legal effort to make psilocybin available as a transformative therapy at the end of life. My guest Kathryn Tucker is a Special Counsel at Emerge Law Group where she co-chairs the Psychedelic Practice Group. She is also the Executive Director of the End-of-Life Liberty Project and served two decades as Director of… Continue reading Ep. 295 Psilocybin Therapy at End of Life: The Legal Case with Kathryn Tucker, JD
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Learn best practices for creating a meaningful and powerful funeral or memorial service online. My guest Merilynne Rush is an EOL Doula Mentor, Home Funeral Guide, Green Burial Educator, Advance Care Planning Facilitator, Death Cafe host, former hospice nurse, and former home birth midwife. Today she shares her personal experience planning and hosting a virtual… Continue reading Ep. 294 Virtual Funerals and Memorials: How and Why ...
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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 coping with all of the overwhelming changes that have crushed us this past year. May it bring you peace and comfort. Poem: by Ginny Yurich From the… Continue reading Special Episode: Vigil for Coping with Change
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Learn about a helpful guidebook for people caring for elderly parents that addresses all the major challenges. My guest Dr. Leslie Kernisan is a practicing geriatrician and the founder of the popular aging health website and podcast Better Health While Aging. She recently published the book When Your Aging Parent Needs Help to answer the… Continue reading Ep. 293 When Your Aging Parent Needs Help: A Step by Step Guide with Leslie ...
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Learn about a touching and humorous new musical that focuses on the stories of hospice patients and how you can join the audience. My guest Benjamin Kintisch is a Cantor, hospice chaplain, and music teacher when he’s not performing on stage. He has loved singing and performing since childhood and has had used his skills… Continue reading Ep. 292 Life Review: The Hospice Musical – Life, Love and Loss with Benjamin Kintisch
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Learn how the funeral business needs to evolve to meet the needs of our changing society. My guest Eric Layer grew up around funeral homes and cemeteries where both of his parents worked. Now as a partner in a marketing advisory firm he has taken a critical look at the funeral business and analyzed what… Continue reading Ep. 291 The Right Way of Death: Restoring the American Funeral Business with Eric Layer
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Learn how a hospice worker became a coach who teaches about joy to help navigate grief and loss. My guest Joy Lucinda worked as a health care professional serving hospice patients, persons with dementia and their families for more than 20 years. She now does coaching and consulting to help others share their unique gifts… Continue reading Ep. 290 How to Restore Joy After Loss: Tools and Strategies with Joy Lucinda
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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 kindness even while we are brokenhearted by overwhelming grief. May it bring you peace and comfort. Blessing for the Brokenhearted BY JAN RICHARDSON There is no remedy for… Continue reading Special Episode: Vigil for Kindness in the Midst of Overwhelming Grief
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Learn about an innovative new app for storing and sharing image and stories of our lives and those of our loved ones. My guest Tim Roberts is an artist, musician, app developer, idea our and dreamer who lives in Calgary Canada. He created the digital legacy project Echobox Memory Vault™ and worked with a developer… Continue reading Ep. 289 Echobox: Preserving the Story of Our Lives with Tim Roberts
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Learn about an innovative program to provide end-of-life care to people living on the streets and in shelters in Toronto. My guest Dr. Naheed Dosani is the founder of PEACH, a mobile outreach program that provides palliative care to the homeless on the streets and in the shelters of Toronto. His model led to the… Continue reading Ep. 288 PEACH: Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless with Dr. Naheed Dosani
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Learn how writing poetry helped Bruce express his grief and find a connection with others. My guest Bruce Sterling is a writer and poet who earned a degree in psychology and worked in the technology sector for decades. As he compiled his first book of poetry he recognized that a significant number of his verses… Continue reading Ep. 287 Giving Voice to Grief Through Poetry with Bruce Sterling
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Learn how a former Buddhist nun brought her gentle, compassionate approach to hospice chaplaincy. ANNOUNCEMENT: The Laughter Yoga Webinar mentioned in this episode has been rescheduled for March 10th due to severe weather-related power outages experienced by the presenter. You can still register using the link below. My guest Tenzin Kiyosaki has been a certified… Continue reading Ep. 286 The Three Regrets: Stories from a Buddhist ...
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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 the we have been carrying for the past year and help us explore it for the hidden blessings it contains. May it bring you peace and comfort.… Continue reading Special Episode: Vigil for Exploring Our Grief
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Learn about the power of laughter to reverse the effects of stress, improve our health and prevent burnout. My guest Janet Carroll has had a dual career with 48 years in nursing and 35 years as a massage therapist, which have given her not only decades of experience in health services, but also a special… Continue reading Ep. 285 Laughter Yoga: Antidote to Burnout with Janet Carroll RN
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Learn what the Hero’s Journey can teach us about the dying process and how to support someone on that journey. In this solo episode I share some thoughts about the archetypal Hero’s Journey, conceived by Joseph Campbell as a template for the transformative experiences of our own lives and those who are facing the end… Continue reading Ep. 284 The Hero’s Journey at the End of Life
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Learn about video advance directives and how to get involved in this game-changing innovation for the future of advance care planning. In this episode I host three guests – Patty Burgess, Dr. Fred Mirarchi, and Sheila Schultz – who have partnered together to create MIDEO University, the only organization to train and certify Advance Care… Continue reading Ep. 283 Reshaping the Future of Advance Care Planning with Patty Burgess, Fr...
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Listen as Rabbi Steve Leder shares the wisdom learned through caring for the spiritual needs of his temple members at the end of life. My guest Rabbi Steve Leder is the senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and the author of several books including the recently released The Beauty of What Remains:… Continue reading Ep. 282 The Beauty of What Remains with Rabbi Steve Leder
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Learn about a book of simple wisdom and tools for grief that can change your entire day. My guest Shelby Forsythia is an author and podcast host who shares a combination of practical tools and intuitive guidance to help grieving people find peace of mind after devastating loss. She discusses her latest book Your Grief,… Continue reading Ep. 281 Your Grief, Your Way: A Daily Guide After Loss with Shelby Forsythia
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