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
This is a profoundly moving podcast about what we may all be facing due to climate change. I was one of the four women who took part in the interviews.
Sue in conversation with Jools Barsky, co-founder of the Death Cafe movement about how Death Cafes help us to live consciously for a better world. Jools is 32 and the sister of Jon Underwood whose inspiration and vision created the global Death Cafe movement. Jon died suddenly in 2017 of an undiagnosed cancer. Jools … More The world would change if everyone one of us attended a Death Cafe
On this Brexit fuelled Election Day taking place on the mid winter Full Cold Moon, I notice a familiar deep-seated feeling intensify in my body, which the English language does not have a word to describe. Melancholia touches on it, but this is different to a brooding gloominess. Nostalgia may be a better description. Nostalgia comes … More Hiraeth: the call of Home
Sue in conversation with Fiona (Fi) Elwell about living consciously for a better world. Two years ago Fi was diagnosed with secondary cancer. She is in her early fifties and a single mum of her son who is now eight. Fi talks about her extraordinary journey into remission and how having cancer has influenced her desire … More I knew something was wrong, and I was right
Every six weeks I run a consciousness meeting for a group of women who want to talk about what really matters. The theme of solitude was chosen by a group member who is planning to run a retreat early in the new year. She wanted to explore how the rest of us experience solitude. Those … More Solitude Equals Home
Conversations about Living Consciously for a Better World provide practical skills, resilience and supportive information in this time of uncertainty, challenge and change. Sue Brayne in conversation with Pam Candea, CEO, climate activist and group work facilitator. Pam Candea is CEO of The Surefoot Effect, a community interest company which equips people, communities and organisations … More Get skilled up for climate crisis!
Yesterday I spent an inspiring day at the Festival for Death and Dying at the Connect Centre, Wells. It was wonderful to meet with so many people dedicated to helping others to talk more honestly and openly about death and dying, and how to do funerals differently. To conclude, a group of us came together to talk … More The realities of life and death in our modern world
The scariest thing this Halloween is the news on our changing climate. One source of support is the growing network on Deep Adaptation. I recommend supporting their crowdfund, which ends on November 9th. https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/deep-adaptation-crowdfund