End in Mind

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End in Mind takes the universal experience of dying to help you re-imagine what it means to live fully at any stage of life.

We saved the best for last. Frank Ostaseski is the co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco and the Metta Institute. He’s the author of the best selling book “The Five Invitations” and his thoughts on death and dying will change your life.

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How are you living through #Covid19 if you have a serious illness or are the caregiver of someone who is living with serious disease or even terminal illness? How is your life different and what are you discovering about yourself?

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Responding to the Nature of Change

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I read somewhere recently that in the thick of COVID-19 uncertainty, we are collectively exercising an express lack of imagination if we rush too fast to try to make things go back to normal. As businesses and activities continue opening up and cases of the illness begin re-surging, it should…

Unfinished Business

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We are marking an unusual Fourth of July holiday this year. Blame the pandemic for the lack of big backyard barbecues, beach parties and fireworks displays. I was doing my morning radio show Friday, July 3rd, and listening to a Yale historian who was talking about America being "unfinished." This…

How to Have Courageous Conversations

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A couple of weeks ago, we had a podcast that outlined the elements of an engaging conversation and the importance of being in it with a creative mindset. “That’s great", you ask, "but how do I start?” As an End of Life Doula, following are some surefire things I lean…

Hitting Pause

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As a young reporter, I had a "portable" tape recorder that was heavy, about the size of a bread box, but it had fantastic audio quality. It had quirks including a sticky pause button. When you really needed to hit the pause button, there was a 50/50 chance it would…

Soulful Summer Exploration

In the spirit of soaking in the fullness of summer before it fades away, we invite you to explore with us in this playful photo challenge designed to help us all slowdown and sink into the possibilities of each moment as summer winds down and gives way to autumn.
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