According to Governmental, main-stream media and even some religious party-lines, we are ‘at war’ not just with Covid-19, but with death itself. Of course, it is essential to take responsibility for ourselves while the pandemic burns itself out, to pay homage to those working on the ‘front-line’ and to grieve those who have died. But … More If you don’t want things to go back to the way they were, start making friends with your mortality!
Since I interviewed Angela Ward, we have been in the grip of the Coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, what Angela has to say about her work with Go Simply Funerals is even more poignant for all of us. Angela Ward and her husband run the award-winning Go Simply Funerals, based in Melksham. Angela also puts on Pushing … More My work is about standing-under to hold grieving families
http://webtalkradio.net/Shows/SeekReality/sr032320.mp3 Sue Brayne Talks About Empowered Living and Dying Download Episode Sue Brayne is a British expert in the area of rethinking how we live and die in the Western world. She contends that science and our religions make us unnecessarily fearful of death, and that when it is well handled, the last stage of … More Interview with Roberta Grimes on Seek Reality Radio Show: Empowering Living and Dying.
I have been thinking a lot about hubris recently, sparked off by the global panic surrounding Coronavirus. Hubris comes from the Greek word Hyris which loosely means provoking the wrath of the gods through arrogance, foolish pride and over-confidence, resulting in the transgressor experiencing a painful reminder of their mortality. That’s what I think is happening … More Coronavirus: it won’t wipe us out, but it is a much needed dose of humility
Sue in conversation with Henrietta (Henri) Lang, writer, psychotherapist and co-organiser of the Death and Dying Festival in Somerset. Henri is married to a musician. They have three sons and their thirteen-year old daughter has cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. Henrietta works as a therapist in Wells Somerset, http://www.henriettalang.com. The Festival of Death and Dying takes place … More Some Special Needs are More Visible Than Others, That’s All
I am thoroughly fed up with the negative news and social media agendas that are bombarding us from all directions twenty-four hours a day. I realise that we are facing massive global and climatic challenges and changes but it is well recognised by psychologists that continual pessimism kills a person’s creativity. This has serious repercussions. … More Resilience and the breath of life.
Q&A with Sue Brayne, author of Living Fully, Dying Consciously POSTED BY MATT WELSH FEBRUARY 7, 2020 1. What is Living Fully, Dying Consciously: The Path to Spiritual Wellbeing about and why did you write it? I wrote this book because I believe that the only way humanity can become more consciously aware of our … More Interview about Living Fully, Dying Consciously with Spiritual Media Blog
Sue in conversation with Dr Christine Gibson. Christine is 46 and works in three health centres on the east side of Deerfoot in Calgary, Canada, which support individuals and indigenous communities experiencing health and wellbeing inequities. Christine is also increasingly involved with the possibility of global systemic collapse and the impact that this will have … More Stepping Beyond Inequities to Address Systemic Collapse
Living Fully, Dying Consciously steps into the heart of the human condition to explore why our entire life is a psychological and spiritual preparation for death. Life is not easy, but when we accept that we are just passing through this physical existence it puts things into perspective. Confronting our fear of death and accepting … More Living Fully, Dying Consciously out now!
Recently I’ve been reflecting on the concept of hope because of the maelstrom of change and uncertainty that is spinning around the globe. I have noticed that many people are refusing to engage with how these challenges may manifest and choosing instead, to be filled with the hope that with a hop, skip and a … More Unhooking From Hopeful Hooks