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End-of-Life University

100 EpisodesProduced by Karen Wyatt MDWebsite

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, de… read more

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Ep. 421 Caring for Veterans Through the End of Life with Dr. Qwynn Galloway-Salazar

September 18th, 2023


Learn about a groundbreaking new educational series about end-of-life care for veterans and their loved ones.

My return guest this week is

Ep. 420 Providing Comfort During the Last Days of Life with Barbara Karnes RN

September 11th, 2023


Learn useful tips for helping patients and loved ones be more comfortable at the very end of life – small changes can make a big difference.

Ep. 419 Humane Prison Hospice Project with Lisa Deal RN and Fernando Murillo

September 4th, 2023


Learn about a remarkable program that trains incarcerated people in palliative and hospice care skills so they can provide care for their peers in correctional facilities.

My two special guests this week work …

Ep. 418 Self-Care Series: How to be More Present with Patients at the End of Life with Karen Wyatt MD

August 28th, 2023


Today is “Self-Care Monday” and I’ll be taking a little time off to have cataract surgery. In this brief audio recording you will learn three simple steps for being in the present moment with a patient that can help …

Ep. 417 Dignity Day: A Guidebook for Medical Aid in Dying with Gabrielle Elise Jimenez

August 21st, 2023


Learn about a helpful guidebook to provide information and dispel fear around medical aid in dying.

My guest Gabrielle Elise Jimenez is a …

Ep. 416 Upstream Care for Veterans at End of Life with Lauren Grigsby and Wes Moldogo

August 14th, 2023


Learn about an innovative ranch that provides a safe and healing space for veterans and how to help veterans prepare for end of life “upstream”, before it’s too late.

My guests this week are two veterans who now …

Ep. 415 End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families with Toula Saratsis

August 7th, 2023


Learn how a grieving mother has been called to offer palliative, end-of-life, and after death care to children and their families.

My guest

Ep. 414 Self-Care Series: The Benefits of Gratitude with Karen Wyatt

July 31st, 2023


Today is “Self-Care Monday” and I’ll be enjoying a little time off. In this brief audio recording you will learn about powerful benefits of …

Ep. 413 Death in the E.R. and the Failures of Modern Medicine with Drew Remignanti MD

July 24th, 2023


Learn about current issues in healthcare that are impacting the quality of care received at the end of life.

My guest Dr. Drew Remignanti is an emergency medicine physician who has lived with chronic illness …

Ep. 412 Dealing with Anger at the End of Life with Barbara Karnes RN

July 17th, 2023


Learn some skills and tools for managing anger when it arises at end of life for patients, families and even co-workers.

I’m welcoming back …

Ep. 411 The Four Things That Matter Most with Dr. Ira Byock

July 10th, 2023


Learn about a powerful book that has been helping people heal their relationships at the end of life for almost 20 years.

My special guest Dr. …

Ep. 410 Self-Care Series: Finding Little Moments of Joy with Karen Wyatt

July 3rd, 2023


Today is “Self-Care Monday” and I’ll be enjoying a little time off. In this brief audio recording you will learn a simple process for noticing the good and positive experiences happening around you and gradually …

Ep. 409 The Death Doula’s Guide to Living Fully and Dying Prepared with Francesca Lynn Arnoldy

June 26th, 2023


Learn about a brilliant workbook that helps us expand death literacy while exploring life’s deeper meaning.

My guest Francesca Lynn Arnoldy is …

Ep. 408 Soaring Spirits: Support for Widowed People with Michele Neff Hernandez

June 19th, 2023


Learn about a valuable organization that provides peer support and resources for people grieving widowhood.

My guest Michele Neff Hernandez is the founder and CEO of Soaring Spirits International, a non-profit …

Ep. 407 Navigating Your Parents’ Senior Years with Star Bradbury

June 12th, 2023


Learn some great tips for helping your parents make challenging decisions about their senior years and end of life.

My guest Star Bradbury is an Aging Life Care Specialist and the CEO of Senior Living Strategies. …

Ep. 406 Living with Life-Limiting Illness with Novelette Munroe

June 5th, 2023


Learn about the challenges of coping with loss, grief and uncertainty that accompany a life-limiting illness.

My guest Novelette Munroe is a …

Ep. 405 Self-Care Series: A Deep Breathing Exercise to Reduce Stress and Anxiety with Karen Wyatt MD

May 29th, 2023


Today is “Self-Care Monday” and I’ll be enjoying a little time off. In this brief audio learn how to utilize the simple skill of deep breathing to reduce stress and anxiety for yourself and your patients. I hope …

Ep. 404 Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them with Sallie Tisdale

May 22nd, 2023


Learn how a Buddhist approach to death and dying can help us come to terms with our mortality.

My guest Sallie Tisdale is a nurse and the author of ten books, including Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who …

Ep. 403 Death Over Drafts: Meeting People Where They Are with Stefanie Elkins

May 15th, 2023


Learn about creating opportunities in your community for conversations about death.

My guest Stefanie Elkins is a Family Caregiver …

Ep. 402 Grief After a Suicide Death: My Personal Story with Karen Wyatt MD

May 8th, 2023


Learn the story of my journey with grief after my father’s death by suicide and how it may differ from other grief experiences.

In this solo …

Ep. 401 End-of-Life Visions and Other Experiences with Barbara Karnes RN

May 1st, 2023


Learn about “non-ordinary” end-of-life experiences like deathbed visions and why they are a gift to patients and their loved ones.

This week I’m welcoming back my recurring guest Barbara Karnes RN, hospice nurse …

Ep. 400 The Value of Death: The Lancet Commission Report with Dr. Libby Sallnow

April 24th, 2023


Learn about the important recent report from the Lancet Commission in the UK on the value of death and what each of us needs to do to help bring death back into life.

My guest Dr. Libby Sallnow is a palliative …

Ep. 399 Grief Rituals and Transcending the “Five Stages” with Dr. Terri Daniel

April 17th, 2023


Learn how rituals can help us with grief and what the Five Stages model gets wrong about grief.

My guest this week is Dr. Terri Daniel, inter-spiritual hospice chaplain, end-of-life educator, and grief …

Ep. 398 Spiritual and Emotional Healing of Serious Illness with Lesley Wirth

April 10th, 2023


Learn about the importance of healing the emotions and the soul along with the body during serious illness.

My guest Lesley Wirth is a poet …

Ep. 397 Talking About Death with ChatGPT

April 3rd, 2023


Learn how the AI language model ChatGPT can be used as a resource for information about death and dying and when caution is required.

My special “guest” this week is ChatGPT an AI language model that can …

Ep. 396 The Chrysalis™ Room: Transforming Death in the Nursing Home with Loretta Downs

March 27th, 2023


Learn about a mission to transform care for dying patients and their loved ones in nursing homes.

My guest Loretta Downs is a Certified …

Ep. 395 Conscious Dying, Dreamwork, and Death Doulas in Mexico with Wilka Roig

March 20th, 2023


Learn about the growth of the positive death movement in Mexico and the value of conscious dying and dreamwork.

My guest Wilka Roig is a …

Ep. 394 You’re Going to Die (YG2D): Creatively Exploring Death and Dying with Ned Buskirk

March 13th, 2023


Learn how YG2D brings diverse communities in to the conversation of death and dying using creativity.

My guest Ned Buskirk is the Founder, Podcast Host, Facilitator and Executive Director for You’re Going to Die …

Ep. 393 End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia with Barbara Karnes RN

March 6th, 2023


Learn about the challenges faced by caregivers for dementia patients and some creative ideas for offering support.

In this episode I welcome back my recurring guest Barbara Karnes, hospice nurse, speaker, …

Ep. 392 The Evolution of the American Funeral with Todd Harra

February 27th, 2023


Learn the fascinating history of some funeral customs in America and how the profession is changing.

My guest Todd Harra is a 4th generation funeral director, embalmer, post-mortem reconstructionist, and …

Ep. 391 Dying in America: A Journalist’s Exploration with Ann Neumann

February 20th, 2023


Learn about this journalist’s research into “the good death” and what she learned through seven years of study and travel across the U.S.

My guest Ann Neumann is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New …

Ep. 390 Funeral Consumers Alliance: Resources for Funeral Planning with Martha Lundgren

February 13th, 2023


Learn how the FCA helps consumers plan ahead for funerals and make informed choices for themselves and their loved ones.

My guest Martha Lundgren is the president of the board of Funeral Consumers Alliance of …

Ep. 389 Virtual Reality as a Tool for End-of-Life Anxiety and Pain with Gregory Roufa and Lama Karma

February 6th, 2023


Learn how virtual reality technology can be utilized in a powerful way to ease distress and find meaning for people facing life-limiting illness.

Ep. 388 A Song for You: Personalized Songs for Hospice Patients with Emily Cavanagh

January 30th, 2023


Learn about an initiative to provide hospice patients with songs written specifically for them about their lives and stories.

My guest Emily Cavanagh is a singer/songwriter based in New York City who performs in …

Ep. 387 How to Save Hospice with Ira Byock MD

January 23rd, 2023


Learn about some positive steps that are needed to heal the current hospice industry in the U.S. and how your story can make a difference.

My guest Dr. Ira Byock is a leading palliative care physician, author …

Ep. 386 Five Wishes: Advance Care Planning for Everyone with Joanne Eason

January 16th, 2023


Learn more about the Five Wishes document and why it can be a good choice as an advance directive.

My guest Joanne Eason is the president of Five Wishes, the nation’s only national advance care planning program. …

Ep. 385 End Well: Shifting the Culture Around End of Life with Tracy Wheeler

January 9th, 2023


Learn how End Well brings together fresh and diverse perspectives on the end of life from art, design and other non-medical fields.

My guest Tracy Wheeler is the executive director of End Well, an organization …

Ep. 384 People Don’t Die Like They Do in the Movies with Barbara Karnes RN

January 2nd, 2023


Learn how to counteract the misinformation about death in modern media and teach people the truth about the natural dying process.

In this episode I welcome back my recurring guest Barbara Karnes who is a hospice …

Ep. 383 The Good News of 2022 with Karen Wyatt

December 26th, 2022


Learn some of the positive developments around end-of-life issues that took place in 2022.

This is the last episode of 2022 and I’m sharing some of the best “good news” stories I’ve seen this year about progress …

Ep. 382 Dear Death: Finding Meaning in Life and Peace in Death with Diane Button

December 19th, 2022


Learn how to create a meaningful life and prepare for death with tools to help death doulas, hospice staff, and loved ones navigate the end of life.

Ep. 381 Hospice Help Foundation: Supporting Patients in Need with Marsha Filion

December 12th, 2022


Learn about a charitable foundation that helps hospice patients with the simple needs of life to bring them dignity and comfort.

My guest Marsha Filion is the Executive Director of Hospice Help Foundation, a …

Ep. 380 Heartwood: The Cycle of Life and Loss with Barbara Becker

December 5th, 2022


Learn about a beautiful new book that explores how death teaches us, through many varied experiences of loss, how to truly live.

My guest

Ep. 379 Honoring Choices: A Film to Inspire End-of-Life Planning with Elizabeth Coplan and Halle Williams

November 28th, 2022


Learn about a short film that was created to encourage people to plan for and have conversations about the end of life.

In this episode I welcome two guests to discuss the short film Honoring Choices that is a …

Ep. 378 Surviving Grief with Humor with Laurie Burrows Grad

November 21st, 2022


Learn how this television chef and blogger used humor to help her navigate life as a widow.

My guest Laurie Burrows Grad is a cookbook author and television chef who began blogging about grief, widowhood, and …

Ep. 377 Center for Conscious Living and Dying: An End-of-Life Care Home with Aditi Sethi, MD

November 14th, 2022


Learn about a model for a non-medical home that is changing how we provide end-of-life care.

My guest Dr. Aditi Sethi is a hospice and …

Ep. 376 Creating a Sacred Space at the Moment of Death with Barbara Karnes, RN

November 7th, 2022


Learn some simple steps to honor the sacredness of the moments before and after death.

My favorite guest Barbara Karnes, RN is back for another episode where we talk about issues in hospice care. Barbara is an …

Ep. 375 Touching Two Worlds: Finding Hope After Loss with Sherry Walling PhD

October 31st, 2022


Learn how our grief touches the two worlds of sorrow and joy and how we can navigate these turbulent times.

My guest Dr. Sherry Walling is a …

Ep. 374 Why We Need to Talk About Death with Lisa Pahl LCSW and Lori LoCicero

October 24th, 2022


Learn how The Death Deck helps people have important and necessary conversations about death and dying.

My guests today are the co-creators of The Death Deck, a card game to help inspire conversations about …

Ep. 373 Speaking Grief: On Divorce, Pet Death, and Other Losses with Lindsey Whissel Fenton

October 17th, 2022


Learn about some educational webinars to help unique groups of people learn about grief and also why we need to pay attention to grief after all types of loss.

My guest Lindsey Whissel Fenton is a senior …

Ep. 372 Creating a Spiritual Care Directive with Rhonda LoPresti

October 10th, 2022


Learn about the importance of having a directive to let others know about your spiritual wishes at the end of life, even if you are not religious or spiritual.

My guest Rhonda LoPresti is an end-of-life coach, …

Ep. 371 Complicated Decisions in the ICU with Travis Rieder

October 3rd, 2022


Learn how a bioethicist found himself in a decision-making dilemma after his own father suffered a healthcare crisis and was on a ventilator in the ICU.

My guest Travis Rieder is a bioethicist and the director …

Ep. 370 Date with Death Club: Exploring Mortality in Community with Rev. Karen Johnston

September 26th, 2022


Learn about a free curriculum you can bring to your community to foster conversations about death.

My guest Rev. Karen Johnston is an ordained …

Ep. 369 Practical Tools for Home Caregivers with Barbara Karnes RN

September 19th, 2022


Learn useful tips for caring for a dying loved one at home and how to be better prepared for the challenge.

My special return guest is Barbara …

Ep. 368 Why Death Education is Important with Karen Wyatt

September 12th, 2022


Learn some ideas for how you might teach others in your community about death and dying and why you should.

In today’s solo episode I’ll …

Ep. 367 Increasing Death Awareness in Japan with Masatoshi Shoji

September 5th, 2022


Learn how this man’s experience with grief led him to start a Death Café in Japan and become a death doula and Willow EOL educator.

My guest

Ep. 366 The Death Conversation Game and Talking About Death with Angela Fama

August 29th, 2022


Learn about a creative game to help foster conversations about death.

My guest Angela Fama is an artist and photographer who lives in …

Ep. 365 How to Live a Death-Aware Life with Karen Wyatt MD (ENCORE)

August 22nd, 2022


Learn the benefits of having a personal practice to increase our death-awareness.

In this encore solo episode I’ll be sharing with you …

Ep. 364 What to Do When I’m Gone: Mothers and Daughters on Loss and Grief with Hallie Bateman, Suzy Hopkins, and Gia Snyder

August 15th, 2022


Learn about a charming book of wisdom shared by a mother to her daughter and how it touches on the universal experience of loss and grief.

In this episode I’m welcoming my daughter Gia Snyder as my co-host. Gia …

Ep. 363 Support for Hospice Nurses with Shelley Henry RN

August 8th, 2022


Learn how this hospice nurse is supporting other nurses by providing employment that allows them to improve their work-life balance.

My guest Shelley Henry has been a registered nurse for over 30 years, with 20 …

Ep. 362 The Grief Cruises™: Travel to Heal Grief and Honor Loved Ones with Linda Findlay

August 1st, 2022


Learn about an innovative cruise that focuses on grief support and memorialization of loved ones.

My guest Linda Findlay is an Aftercare Coordinator for funeral homes and a hospice bereavement support group …

Ep. 361 Exploring End-of-Life Controversies Through Fiction Writing with John Byrne Barry

July 25th, 2022


Learn about a novel that explores the moral dilemma of a son whose father asks him to end his suffering by hastening his death.

My guest John Byrne Barry is a writer, designer, actor, pickleball player, and …

Ep. 360 Creating Community for Death Doulas with Jo-Anne Haun and Karen Hendrickson

July 18th, 2022


Learn why community is important for all of us as we work to improve the end of life in our society.

Today I’m welcoming two guests to the podcast: Jo-Anne Haun and Karen Hendrickson who are the co-founders of …

Ep. 359 Unburying My Father: A Grief Project with Zander Masser

July 11th, 2022


Learn how discovering his father’s old slides helped Zander heal his longstanding grief and understand his father’s story.

My guest Zander …

Ep. 358 STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers with Mary Roach

July 4th, 2022


Find out what happens when a body is donated to science and how cadavers have benefitted the living through various types of research.

My …

Ep. 357 The Hidden Grief of the Replacement Child with Jeremy Damec

June 27th, 2022


My guest Jeremy Damec has a master’s in Counseling Psychology and has worked with youth and families in San Francisco and in Mexico providing …

Ep. 356 What Keeps Me Up at Night (about Hospice and Palliative Care) with Ira Byock MD

June 20th, 2022


Dr. Ira Byock takes an honest and challenging look at worrisome issues within the hospice and palliative care field.

My guest today is Dr. Ira Byock who is a leading palliative care physician, author, and public …

Ep. 355 Irish Keening and Wakes: Traditional Mourning Rituals with Mary McLaughlin

June 13th, 2022


Learn about the history and importance of Irish mourning rituals.

My guest Mary McLaughlin is a singer/songwriter and teacher who studies and teaches workshops about Irish singing and technique and Gaelic song …

Ep. 354 The Hospice Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide with Barbara Karnes RN

June 6th, 2022


Learn about the basics of hospice care, when to consider it, how to talk about it with others, and what to expect during the dying process.

My guest Barbara Karnes RN is an internationally recognized author, …

Ep. 353 The Rebellious Widow: Love and Life After Loss with Jill Johnson-Young

May 30th, 2022


Learn practical tips for navigating the caregiving journey and grief after the death of a spouse.

My guest Jill Johnson-Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in hospice and as a therapist …

Ep. 352 Cross-Cultural End-of-Life Practices with Gary Wederspahn

May 23rd, 2022


Learn about fascinating end-of-life rituals from cultures around the world.

My guest Gary Wederspahn is a board member of the Final Exit …

Ep. 351 Grief and the Best and Worst of Times with Dianne Gray

May 16th, 2022


Learn how the death of her son inspired Dianne Gray’s current work as a death doula and patient advocate.

My guest Dianne Gray is a death …

Ep. 350 Meeting the End-of-Life Needs of Your Community with Elizabeth Johnson and Erin Collins RN

May 9th, 2022


Learn how this non-profit organization is working to solve gaps in end-of-life care in their community.

My guests Elizabeth Johnson and Erin …

Ep. 349 Why My Family Chose Hospice with Kathleen Vallee Stein

May 2nd, 2022


Learn about the hospice experience from the perspective of a family member.

My guest Kathleen Vallee Stein worked for the California Department of Aging and has written numerous articles on caring for aging …

Ep. 348 My Living Obituary: Legacy Therapy at the End of Life with Maggie Gannon and Heidi Connolly

April 25th, 2022


Learn about a new platform that helps people create their own obituary or legacy project to benefit their loved ones after death.

My guests …

Ep. 347 The Global Palliative Care Movement with Katherine Pettus

April 18th, 2022


Learn about the status of palliative care in developing nations around the world and how IAHPC is working to increase global access.

My guest Katherine Pettus is the Senior Advocacy Director for The …

Ep. 346 Settling Estate Issues After the Death of a Loved One with Matthew Van Drimmelen

April 11th, 2022


Learn how common it is for people to have complicated financial issues to deal with after the death of a loved one and how this company can help.

My guest Matthew Van Drimmelen is the owner and founder of

Ep. 345 Grief Coach: How Text-Based Support Can Help with Grief with Emma Payne

April 4th, 2022


Learn how personalized text messages can help with the grief process for the bereaved and their support persons.

My guest Emma Payne is a seasoned entrepreneur and MIT graduate who is the founder and CEO of

Ep. 344 Tools for Caregivers to Manage Stress and Increase Joy with Roger Moore

March 28th, 2022


Learn some quick and easy stress management tools to improve health and joy during challenging times.

My guest Roger Moore is a certified …

Ep. 343 When My Time Comes: Conversations About Medical Aid in Dying with Diane Rehm

March 21st, 2022


Hear award-winning journalist Diane Rehm discuss what she learned about Medical Aid in Dying through conversations with people both for and against these laws.

My special guest Diane Rehm was the host of The …

Ep. 342 The Grieving Brain: The Science of Love and Loss with Mary-Frances O’Connor PhD

March 14th, 2022


Learn how the brain changes and learns in response to loss and grief.

My guest Dr. Mary-Frances O’Connor is an associate professor of …

Ep. 341 Burial at Sea and Other Sacred End-of-Life Rituals with Olivia Bareham

March 9th, 2022


Learn about the beauty of full-body burial at sea and why it is becoming a more popular alternative.

My guest Olivia Bareham is a certified …

Ep. 340 Caregiver Crisis: Meeting the Needs of the Future with Jessica Zitter MD

February 28th, 2022


Learn about the current crisis in family caregiving and what you can do to help.

My guest Dr. Jessica Zitter is a specialist in Critical Care and Palliative Care medicine and the author of the book Extreme …

Ep. 339 Feng Shui for Hospice Patients with Char Tarashanti

February 21st, 2022


Learn how paying attention to the small details of the surroundings can make a big difference in the wellbeing of hospice patients.

My guest Char Tarashanti is a retired Hospice Chaplain and Certified Feng Shui …

Ep. 338 Ask Doctor Death: Tough Questions About Tough Topics with Terri Daniel and Karen Wyatt

February 14th, 2022


Learn how Terri Daniel and I used our experiences with loss and grief to motivate the work we do today.

In this episode I’m featuring a conversation I had with the Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel on the Ask Doctor Death …

Ep. 337 The Hospice Doctor’s Widow: A Caregiver’s Journal with Jennifer O’Brien

February 7th, 2022


Learn about a beautiful, artistic journal that explores the caregiver’s journey through dying and grief.

My guest this week is Jennifer …

Ep. 336 Better Place Forests: Reimagining Cemeteries with Sandy Gibson

January 31st, 2022


Learn why forests are the cemeteries of the future.

My guest Sandy Gibson is the co-founder and CEO of Better Place Forests, a sustainable alternative to traditional cemeteries for families who choose cremation. Sandy …

Ep. 335 Death Cafe: Cake, Coffee and Talking About Death with Megan Mooney

January 24th, 2022


Learn about the Death Café movement and how and why to start a Death Café in your community.

My guest Megan Mooney has worked with Death Café since 2013, shortly after the movement was introduced to the US from …

Ep. 334 Terramation: A Green Option for Death Care with Micah Truman and Brie Smith

January 17th, 2022


Learn about an exciting environmentally friendly option for disposition after death.

My guests today are Micah Truman, the CEO and Founder of Return, and Brie Smith who is the Services Director for the …

Ep. 333 Swedish “Death Cleaning”: The Perfect Way to Begin a New Year with Karen Wyatt

January 10th, 2022


Learn how the practice of “death cleaning” can simplify your life and help you prepare for the end of life.

In this first solo episode of …

Ep. 332 Technology Advances for End-of-Life Care with Jeremy Powell

January 3rd, 2022


Learn about exciting new technology that promises to help more patients be referred for hospice and palliative care in a timely manner.

My …

Ep. 331 Looking Ahead to 2022

December 27th, 2021


Learn how the innovations of the past year are going to create more positive change in 2022!

In this final episode of 2021 I’ll share with you some of the innovations of 2021 that are going to be driving further …

Ep. 330 The Legacy of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross with Ken Ross

December 20th, 2021


Learn about the paradigm-shifting work of Dr. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and how her son carries on her legacy through the EKR Foundation.

My guest Ken Ross, son of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, is the founder and …

Ep. 329 Shared Death Experiences: How They Transform Dying and Living with William Peters

December 13th, 2021


Learn about shared death experiences and how they can lessen the fear of death and help with grief.

My guest William Peters is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project and is recognized by many as the world’s …

Ep. 328 Sacred Death Care and the Deathwalker Archetype with Sarah Kerr PhD

December 6th, 2021


Learn how to tell if you’ve been called to be a “deathwalker” and how to offer sacred care to others at the end of life.

My guest Sarah Kerr

Ep. 327 Warm Water: The Last Act of Compassion in Hospice Care with Pepper Cappuccio RN

November 29th, 2021


Learn about the unique stories gathered by a hospice nurse who works primarily on-call during after-hours shifts.

My guest Pepper Cappuccio is a registered nurse who has worked in hospice care for over 12 years. …

Ep. 326 The Sweetest Therapy: How Baking Heals Grief with Chase Cassine LCSW

November 22nd, 2021


Learn how a grief therapist coped with his own grief by turning to baking and creating a cookbook/grief book.

My guest Chase Cassine is a licensed clinic social worker who proves individual therapy at a local …

Ep. 325 Palliative Care: What’s Needed Now and in the Future with John Mulder MD

November 15th, 2021


Learn how palliative care can meet the healthcare needs of the future.

My guest Dr. John Mulder is a pioneering member of the palliative care …

Ep. 324 End-of-Life Care for Veterans with Qwynn Galloway-Salazar

November 8th, 2021


Learn how to meet the unique needs of veterans and their families as they face the end of life.

My guest Qwynn Galloway-Salazar is a …

Ep. 323 Self-Care Tools for 2021 and Why We Need Them Now with Suzanne O’Brien RN

November 1st, 2021


Learn why self-care and love are essential tools to master right now as we navigate these days of grief, transformation and healing.

My guest

Ep. 322 Dealing with Disenfranchised Grief in a Polarized Society

October 25th, 2021


Learn some helpful tools for dealing with grief even when it seems out of order or controversial.

In this episode I talk about things I’ve …

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