Speaking Engagements

Embracing the Broken Heart

Understanding the Grief of Being Human. Life is a process of letting in and letting go, and grief is the roadmap. We all stumble through significant losses throughout our lives, […]

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The Power of Ritual

Throughout history, grief and death rituals have been critical in sustaining individuals and societies during tragedies.  Ritual reaches ‘below the threshold of the mind’ to bring our minds, spirits and […]

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When Caregiving Starts Early

When Caregiving Starts Early: The World of Younger (60ish) Caregivers Looking at a long road ahead when you’re unsure how long it will be or what the future will bring, […]

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What About Me?

A lighter look at the realities of personal caregiving Caregivers often don’t realize how many ways they’ve changed. What if all the things you are and do were visible on […]

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Losses Along the Way

Supporting the Grief of Caregivers When we are caregiving, there are many things we must do every day for the person we are caring for.  Part of our own self-care […]

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Grief in The Workplace

Personal losses and employee illnesses and deaths dramatically affect workplace dynamics and productivity. The lack of understanding why it is important to understand and support staff through difficult changes creates […]

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The Story of Our Mortality

Who teaches us how to live and who teaches us how to die? How do we feel about the lives we will be leaving behind? The answers to these questions […]

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Whispers and Words

Language Matters What does the word ‘dying’ mean to you?  When do you start dying?  Language informs how we understand and interpret what is going on.  The words we say […]

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In Lieu of Flowers

…call your mother These days, funerals and memorializations have become much more personalized and colorful. And so have obituaries. What do you want the world to know about your life […]

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Life and Death

Can’t Have One Without The Other They’re not opposites and they’re not separate. How do we decipher that? And why should we? Because it may be the most important thing […]

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