Embracing Your Mortality Podcast
After a summer break, and to celebrate the beginning of autumn, please join me for
Series THREE of Embracing Your Mortality!
I have speaking with leading thinkers, scientists and sages to explore why engaging with our mortality matters, and how it can help us to live more consciously for a better world. I believe this is needed as we continue to move through these times of chaos and change. I can guarantee you will find all my embracing your mortality conversations uplifting, inspiring and thought provoking.
Friday 15th October: Terry Le Page – American pastor, talking about consciousness, the major changes we are all facing and how to engage with deep adaptation to support ourselves.
Friday 22nd October: Sisse Budolfsen – founder of the Himalayan Hermitage, talking about how her Buddhist practice has deepened her acceptance of life, death and mortality.
Friday 29th October: Ken Ross – son of Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler Ross and chair of the EKR foundation, talking about carrying on his mother’s work of living with love, not fear.
Friday 5th November: Mandy Preece – spiritual midwife and author of Being Rock, talking about how to be present at the moment of death, and the essential role of good listening.
Friday 19th November: Angela Ward – award winning funeral director, talking about the importance of ceremony and how the funeral industry is rapidly adapting to new ways of saying farewells.
Friday 26th November: Michelle Smith director of clinical hospice services, talking about how to manage difficult conversations and provide emotional support to businesses and organisations.
Friday 3rd December: Michael – earth medicine man talking about the use of sacred ceremony and plant medicines to access deeper awareness and connection with universal consciousness.
Friday 10th December: Rosie Ellis and Lauren McDonald – founders of the Essence Medicine Institute, talking about fascinating research around the use of psychedelics at the end of life.
Friday, 17th December: An early Christmas treat with world renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr Peter Fenwick, talking about consciousness, end of life experiences and near-death experience.
And don’t forget to listen to the first two series of Embracing Your Mortality. Links to all the talks are below:
Listen to the Second series of Embracing Your Mortality:
Toby Nowlan May 14th: Nature and Consciousness
Sue speaks with Toby Nowlan award-winning journalist, explorer and biologist about his work as a wildlife film producer and he how sees the role of nature is here to teach us about wonderment, consciousness and community. https://www.tobynowlan.com
Justine Corrie works as a Core Process psychotherapist, group facilitator and Positive Deep Adaptation facilitator. She speaks with Sue about her profound personal experiences of death and dying and how this has affected her life and vocation. www.justinecorrie.com
Pete Lawrence talks to Sue about how we can all contribute to making this world a better place by bringing together music, nature and people in creative communities which focus on giving back to each other, to society, and to the Earth. This interview happened just before the 2020 online Campfire Summer Solstice. www. Campfireconvention.uk.
Duncan Still is a holistic GP who is passionate about nurition and the role of the natural world in helping us all to maintain optimum health. He talks with Sue about his integrative work with Penny Brohn cancer charity and teaching holistic medicine to medical students. www.ncim.org.uk
Johanna Lunn is a Canadian award-winning documentary film maker. She speaks to Sue about her new film which explores our relationship with death and dying, and how addressing our relationship with mortality helps us to reduce our fear of death. www.whenyoudie.org
Colin speaks to Sue about living with stage 4 cancer, and how this had led him on an increasingly profound inner journey which has helped him to overcome his fear of death and deepen his understanding of the transition that awaits us all. Colin died on Monday 7th September 2020 shortly following this interview.
Misha Norland has been practicing homeopathy for the past forty years. He speaks with Sue about how homeopathy changed his life, the subtly of homeopathy and the profound affect it can have our health and welfare. Misha is the founder of the School of Homeopathy. http://www.homeopathyschool.com
As a child Jacqui was told she would never amount to much. She talks with Sue about the devastating impact this had on her as she grew up and how it motivated her to become an author and workshop leader helping children to understand and manage their feelings. www.stay-calm.co.uk
The Womanlogist Dion Johnston talks with Sue about how her facial disfigurement has inspired her to empower women to take their place in the world and to speak up with dignity and courage for what they want and who they are. www.TheWomanologist.com
Listen again to the first series of Embracing Your Mortality
Liz Rothschild – Saturday 27th February: Funerals and Festivals
Writer and performer Liz Rothschild talks about her new book, Outside the Box, which has been inspired by her work as a life and death funeral celebrant. She also started Westmill Woodland Burial Ground and is the founder of the Kicking the Bucket Festival held in Oxford. She talks about how she became a celebrant and how her book can help people from all walks of life to feel more at ease with death, dying and bereavement. #lizrothschid #westmillwoodlandburialground #outofthebox
Alan Hugenot – Saturday 27th February: Near Death Experiences
Dr Alan Hugenot experienced an NDE following a serious motorbike accident. When he told doctors about it, they dismissed him out of hand. However, his NDE convinced him that consciousness survives after death. He talks about his NDE and how it has impacted his life and work as a spiritualist and medium, and about extraordinary research that is taking place in some of the world’s leading paranormal research institutes. #alanhugenot #neardeathexperiences #ndes
Clare Dubois – Friday 5th March: Growing Trees
Clare Dubois is the courageous, passionate and dedicated founder of TreeSisters. Her journey to set up TreeSisters is both remarkable and quite terrifying, yet also magical and mystical. TreeSisters is now rated in the top 20% of most relevant and inspiring organisations on the planet and so far with the help of sponsors, has funded the planting of over 15 million trees right across the globe, including being chosen to create a legacy forest for the late Captain Sir Tom Moore. #TreeSisters #claredubois #captainsirtommoore
Green Fuse Funerals – Friday 12th March: Flowers and Coffins
Jane Morell and Simon Smith set up Green Fuse Funerals in Totnes twenty years ago after Jane had a vision of opening a flowers shop with coffins in it. As Simon says, ‘We couldn’t understand why funerals had to be so boring and drab.’ Green Fuse took off immediately and now they have trained over 500 people in different aspects of working with funeral directing. They are also co-authors of We Need to Talk About the Funeral. #greenfusefunerals
Alan Pearce – Friday 19th March: Conflicts and Comas
Alan Pearce has covered some of the world’s most harrowing conflicts as a BBC war correspondent. He says he often witnessed ‘the worst and the best of humanity all in the same day.’ Due to being constantly exposed to violence and death, he developed posttraumatic stress disorder which has impacted the way he perceives his own mortality. Currently he is researching his next book that explores extraordinary accounts from coma patients. #alanpearce
Jazmine Wolf – Friday 26th March: Growth Through Grief
Ten years ago, Jazmine Wolfe’s husband died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition. He was only in his mid-forties. Jazmine talks candidly about coming to terms with the shock and grief of losing her soul mate, how his death opened her up to look at life very differently and how her grieving process has made her value the simplicity, fragility and vulnerability of life. #jazminewolfe
Jamie Catto – Friday 2nd April: Connection and Intimacy
Jamie Catto is the founder member of Faithless, the highly successful world music band. Jamie is also a life-challenging personal coach and business coach who believes everyone one of us is ‘a wise guru in charge of a mental patient.’ His workshops are designed to shake up our life and confront the perceptions of who we think we are. One participant describes him as a ‘foul-mouthed, passionate, present, witty, musical wizard’, so you’re in for a treat! #jamiecatto #faithless
Clara Apollo describes herself as a life-long curious scholar, who has been searching for answers about life and mortality since experiencing a profound awakening as a child. During her search for her own truth, she has been a ballet dancer, nurse, nanny, singer and performer and costume designer for stage and screen. She is now a Qigong teacher and host of Chi Time TV, where she interviews many prominent spiritual thinkers and teachers. #claraapollo #chitimetv
Victor Olliver is an award winner journalist who started his working career training as a lawyer. But all this changed when around the age of 40, as he says, ‘my astrological chart started calling to me.’ He is now one of the UK’s leader astrologers, astrological columnist for The Lady magazine and editor of the highly acclaimed Astrological Journal. #victorolliver #astrology #astrologicaljournal
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Thank you for visiting this page. You may be interested in my Granny Mo children’s books, which help adults to talk with children about death and dying, and my books for adults on death and dying may help as well. You can also listen to a host of fascinating guests on my Embracing Your Mortality podcast and enjoy reading their interviews on my blog.
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