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Welcome to the second series of Embracing Your Mortality. Here’s another fantastic line-up of guests who are helping us all to live more consciously for a better world.

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 21st  May: Death and Dignity 

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 Friday 28st May: Campfires and Community 

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.

Dr Duncan Still Friday 4th June: Medicine and Holistic Health

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 Friday 11th June: Death and Curiosity 

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 Gilbert. Friday 18th June: Life and Transition

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.  Friday 25th June: Homeopathy and Healing 

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

Jacqui Gray.  Friday 2nd July: Children and Feelings 

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 

 Dion Johnston Friday 9nd July: Women and Empowerment

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 – Friday 9th  April: Qigong and well-being

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 – Friday 16th April: Astrology and Science

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

END OF FIRST SERIES 

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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