The third series of Embracing Your Mortality is launched today, with the wonderful Terry Le Page, American Hospice Chaplin, speaking about sacredness, deep adaptation and the grief of climate change, and how we can stay steady as global chaos continues to unfold.
After a summer break, and to celebrate the beginning of autumn, please join me this coming Friday, 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 so 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.
… here’s the line-up:
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 as a way of supporting 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 farewell.
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 my wonderful guests from the first two series as well!
Johanna Lunn is a award-winning Canadian documentary film maker who I met back in 2015 when she invited me to take part in her documentary film on death and dying. Since then, Johanna has developed what was going to be one documentary into a series of fascinating films under the umbrella title of When We Die. These films involve personal stories of near-death experiences, deathbed visions and more, to explore the question, ‘Does consciousness continue after death, or is it lights out?’Continue reading “Does Consciousness Continue After Death, or is it Light’s Out?”
Duncan Still is a GP with a difference. He has a long-standing interest in holistic and integrative approaches to healthcare and is passionate about nutrition and the role of the natural world in gaining and maintaining optimum health. Duncan works as an integrative doctor at Penny Brohn UK, a charity which specialises in holistic support for people living with and beyond cancer. He also runs a two-year Diploma with The National Centre for Integrative Medicine (NCIM) for healthcare professionals and for complementary and alternative (CAM) practitioners to learn about the practice of Integrative Medicine as well as providing 1:1 appointments and other educational services.Continue reading “The Original Word for ‘Doctor’ Means Teacher.”
A huge thank you to Instinctive Living for publishing this blog on talking to children about death and dying. Check out the wonderful work Instinctive Living is doing in helping us all to share our creativity and inspiration with each other.
I am delighted to introduce you to the world of Granny Mo, whose job is to help children and adults to talk together about death and dying. However, first I want to tell you why she came into being.
It all started with Jack, my not-yet four-year-old grandson asking out of the blue while he was having lunch, ‘Am I going to die one day?’ His mother glanced at me in alarm and mouthed, ‘Over to you!’
I told him, ‘Yes, you will die one day and so will your sister and your mummy and daddy, and I will too. Everyone dies just as everyone is born – that’s how life is created.’Continue reading “Talking to Children about Death and Dying”
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 works in the health care industry and volunteers her time free to Death Cafe alongside her and Jon’s Mum, Susan Barsky Reid, to ensure Jon’s legacy continues to benefit us all.