End-of-Life University

End-of-Life University

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... Show More

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July 27, 2020
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… Continue reading Ep. 257 Coping with Unexpected Change in an Uncertain World
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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… Continue reading Ep. 256 The Live Well Die Well Tour: Death Education Meets the Road with Kimberly Pau...
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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… Continue reading Ep. 255 What the Dying Teach Us About the Afterlife with Debra Diamond PhD
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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 love and compassion for all of humankind and for the planet itself. May it bring you peace and comfort.
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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… Continue reading Ep.254 A Call for Greater Kindness in a Suffering World
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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… Continue reading Ep. 253 Natural Birth, Natural Death: Healing our Broken Medical System with Nathan Riley MD
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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… Continue reading Ep. 252 Trauma, Grief and Resilience for Children in 2020 with Linda Goldman
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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 Featured Poem: Journey by David Whyte Above the mountainsthe geese turn intothe light again Painting theirblack silhouetteson… Continue reading BONUS 15: Love Over Fear – Stories for Precar...
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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, psychologists, and… Continue reading Ep. 251 Insights Into the Experience of Dying with Jennie ...
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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 Featured Quote: By Steve Jobs You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them… Continue reading BONUS 14: Love Over Fear – Stories for Precarious Times
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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 our own broken hearts, broken communities, and broken world. May it bring you peace and comfort.
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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… Continue reading Ep. 250 Anti-Racism: The Inner and Outer Work
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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 Featured Poem by Meggie C. Royer Color of Grief As a child I was constantly… Continue reading BONUS 13: Love Over Fear – Stories for Precarious Times
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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 that there is a… Continue reading Ep. 249 Improving Advance Directives by Using Video...
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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 Featured Verse from The Tao of Death by Karen Wyatt Verse 25 There is something… Continue reading BONUS 12: Love Over Fear – Stories for Precarious Times
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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… Continue reading Ep. 248 The Human Journey: A Game for Families Facing Change with Sara Schne...
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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 Featured Verse: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 To every thing there is a season, and a… Continue reading BONUS 11: Love Over Fear – Stories for Precarious Times
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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… Continue reading Ep. 247 Reimagining Death During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Lucinda Herring
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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 Featured Quote: Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning pp. 98-99 What was really… Continue reading BONUS 10: Love Over Fear – Stories for Precarious Tims
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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… Continue reading Ep. 246 Mother’s Day Grief Dialogues for Motherless Daughters with Elizabeth C...
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