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Mar 31, 2015

In hospice, we expect people are going to be dealing with their mortality and that there will be suffering in this. Many people find meaning in this struggle. Some simply suffer. We offer anti-psychotic medications, benzodiazapines and anti-depressants and we try all kinds of non-medicinal ways to address this.

And, we...


Mar 24, 2015

The Art of Dying V Conference. NYC. April 24 - 26, 2015. This conference is a thinking person's delight in exploring our dying. Today's podcast focuses on the man behind this and other powerful gatherings around the world such as the Esoteric Quests. A prolific writer and thought leader, Ralph is a guiding force in...


Mar 17, 2015

A doula is a beautiful word and concept. It reminds me so much of palliative care, a premier type of holistic service and support. Not just physical, not just emotional, not just the person who is ill but the whole family...these are so many of the qualities of the doula.

This episode is all about doulas at the end of...


Mar 10, 2015

Brandie Bradley is the second person I have interviewed in my series of talking to Americans (who are not working in healthcare) about their experiences with illness through bereavement.

A Native of Louisiana, Brandie presently lives in Austin Texas and is a mother of 2 boys, 5 and 2. Just 22, her journey handling the...


Mar 3, 2015

Penny Davis, author of the book "PJ's, Pearls and Fishing Poles"will talk about hospice, her journey serving at literally every level and share some insights of her career. Her book is all about hospice and how hospice is all about living. 

You can find Penny HERE.