Everyone Dies (Every1Dies)

Everyone Dies (Every1Dies)

A thoughtful exploration of everything about life-limiting illness, dying, and death. Everyone Dies is a nonprofit organization with the goal to educate the public about the processes associated with dying and death, empower regarding options and evidence-based information to help them guide their care, normalize dying, and reinforce that even though everyone dies, first we live, and that every day we are alive is a gift.

Episodes

August 5, 2022 73 min

Words are important, especially when someone is grieving. Gain insight on the best things to say and do to best support your loved ones.

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Jeanna's mom died unexpectedly in a car accident on Mother’s Day.  As she shares her grief experience, we discover we are not alone in our reactions to death.

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Healing from grief, especially traumatic grief, is difficult because of trauma associated with the death. Learn about a treatment called EMDR that can help. Listen also to how Claire Luckey handled the first anniversary of her husband's death.

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Did you know we have over 218,000 service members in overseas cemeteries? Learn about the federal agency that manages these memorials and cemeteries with honor.  We also learn about the history of pizza - and Hawaiian pizza - and welcome Magnus Productions for two special songs you could feature at a funeral.

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July 8, 2022 37 min

Learn 15 simple ways you can help a grieving child. We celebrate the life of the "Candy Bomber" and Claire talks about life immediately after her husband died.

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 We previously have had the pleasure of interviewing Stevan Lemke who talked with us about being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (Courage in the Face of Lung Disease). This week we have a second interview (from 9/2020) in which he takes us through the process of being evaluated for a lung transplant, the wait, the surgery, and the postoperative experience. 

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June 24, 2022 39 min

Wine in a hospital palliative care unit? If you're in France, of course! Learn about the research backing the importance of having pleasures at the end of life.  Claire joins us again to share her experience immediately after the death of her husband.

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June 17, 2022 42 min

Today we focus on comfort - how Arlington Ladies make funerals a time of comfort and honor, and a doctor that smuggled a beer to comfort a dying patient.

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June 10, 2022 49 min

Have you heard of full military honors but not really sure what it is?  Learn about who is eligible and the traditions and ceremonies honoring our nation's heroes.

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This week we visit New Orleans for a jazz funeral.  Learn how the community joins the remembrance with gratitude and life-affirming defiance as they celebrate!

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 Are you or your deceased loved one a fun-loving type? Is a somber traditional funeral not for you? We have several ways to liven things up by using a theme funeral, from a Star-Wars themed procession, to creating special keepsakes, to something a bit more risqué! It's all about celebrating life and the kind of person that lived it.

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Music is an integral part of our lives...why shouldn't it be our final statement at our funeral? Learn all about selecting funeral music in this episode.

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In this day and age, loved ones are scattered all over, making the traditional funeral difficult.  In the height of the pandemic, large gatherings were not even allowed, necessitating an alternative.  Virtual funerals and memorials are a way for loved ones to connect and honor the deceased while sharing memories, no matter where they are.   Learn all about the options in this episode.

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Learn developmentally-appropriate ways to talk to children about death and some tools to help you in your conversation. Learn also about the background of Key Lime Pie and a special perspective on death of a family member from Thích Nhất Hạnh.

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This week we talk about 10 types of funerals to consider in your end-of-life planning. Clare Luckey shares how she became a caregiver and brain cancer widow.

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 Have you ever looked at your pet and wondered what they were thinking?  This week we talk to Rae Ramsey - a Pet Communicator/Pet Psychic.   Rae realized she had this gift when she was in kindergarten and can talk to both living and dead pets. 

We also learn about the importance of funeral potatoes in Mormon culture.

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April 16, 2022 32 min

 Learn about the art of desairology, the unknown history of Chop Suey, and we have a special guest: Claire Luckey, the "Grieving Bitch" on Instagram. Claire is sharing her grief journey and life challenges as a 34-year-old widow living in New York City. 

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Do pets grieve loss of their housemates? We talk about the results of a recent study and what you can do to help them adjust.  We also share some special thoughts on pet loss and a strange cake from the past - Tomato Soup Cake!

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Is photographing a deceased loved one morbid or a way to memorialize and help with grief? You decide in this episode on post-mortem photography.  In addition to our recipe of the week, Marianne shares her new favorite obituary.

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 Have you had the experience of deciding what a deceased person is to wear to their funeral?  Not only do we want to honor them by choosing clothes, makeup and jewelry representative of them in life, but also need to consider the practical aspects of funeral preparations. This show will guide you about what clothes to pick, and hopefully to give some thought to what you would like to wear.  

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