[podcast] Ep. 15 – “Words on Paper” (Mind-Body Connection, Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/WSIfuJI6dkM In this episode, I continue my conversation with Selena Reames, a body worker and occupational therapist, discussing the value of journaling. Highlights: - Journaling doesn’t have to be complicated; it can be as simple as a brain dump. - Writing increases awareness at all levels; creativity relieves stress. - Start where you are; there… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 15 – “Words on Paper” (Mind-Body Connection, Part 2)

[podcast] Ep. 14 – “Importance of Breath” (Mind-Body Connection, Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3i9p0C8DGSA In this episode, I begin my conversation with Selena Reames, a body worker and occupational therapist, discussing the importance of breath and what the mind-body connection even is. Highlights: - “Mind-body” refers to expanding outside of simple rational experience, and that our selves are more than just our brains. - If you want to… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 14 – “Importance of Breath” (Mind-Body Connection, Part 1)

[book club] Ep. 21 – “For You, For Everybody” (tGAoSDC, p.83-107)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9VNYK_3UItM On Monday, I jumped on Instagram live to discuss pages 83 through 107 of “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” by Margareta Magnusson (recorded live and first aired on #IGTV - October 27, 2018). Highlights: - Keep a “throwaway” box, no larger than a shoe box, to keep all items that can be… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 21 – “For You, For Everybody” (tGAoSDC, p.83-107)

[book club] Ep. 20 – “Collecting or Hoarding” (tGAoSDC, p.46-83)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/dQxC3q3frJI On Monday, I jumped on Instagram live to discuss pages 46 through 83 of “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” by Margareta Magnusson (recorded live and first aired on #IGTV - October 22, 2018). Highlights: - Don’t give unwanted items; don’t accept unwanted items. - Vices don’t have to be a big deal,… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 20 – “Collecting or Hoarding” (tGAoSDC, p.46-83)

[podcast] Ep. 13 – “What’s Next” (Wrongness of Death, Part 5)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/mHu_riIMREo * Thanks to my recent patrons, Erin and John! * In this episode, I finish my conversation with my friend, Jenny, who lost both her parents within two years. We discuss the transformation that can happen between people near death and how society presently deals with death and grieving. Highlights: - We don’t seem… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 13 – “What’s Next” (Wrongness of Death, Part 5)

[podcast] Ep. 12 – “Rolling with It” (Wrongness of Death, Part 4)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QTHefUgtcw4 * Thanks to my recent patrons, Erin and John! * In this episode, I begin the first part of my conversation with my friend, Jenny, who lost both her parents within two years. We explore the messages we get about death and dying. Highlights: - Her mother was diagnosed with cancer right after she… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 12 – “Rolling with It” (Wrongness of Death, Part 4)

[podcast] Ep. 11 – “What’s at the End” (Wrongness of Death, Part 3)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9LSk48dc4yE In this episode, I conclude my conversation with my friend, Chris, who lost his father in 2017. Highlights: - Chris cared for his father in his home at the end, with his children present. - You don’t have control. Accepting that reduces the anxiety associated with someone’s passing. - Reconciliation is critical, before or… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 11 – “What’s at the End” (Wrongness of Death, Part 3)

[book club] Ep. 17 – “Death Cleaning” (tGAoSDC, intro)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/IKIJiet2-9c On Monday, I jumped on Instagram live to discuss the next book, “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” by Margareta Magnusson (recorded live and first aired on #IGTV - October 5, 2018). Full episode next week! Highlights: - This book has no chapters, just headers. - I’ll be grouping related pages into episodes… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 17 – “Death Cleaning” (tGAoSDC, intro)

[podcast] Ep. 10 – “Accepting Grief” (Wrongness of Death, Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hOE7gHqryyM In this episode, I continue my conversation with my friend, Chris, who lost his father in 2017. Highlights: - Long-standing rituals can connect us to past and future generations. - Grief must be accepted in order to be moved through; consider scheduling it. - Simplify your life sooner than later. ** Some affiliate links… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 10 – “Accepting Grief” (Wrongness of Death, Part 2)

[book club] Ep. 16 – “Eff Communication” (Fxck Feelings, Ch. 7)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/4kCUuWIDhkw On Monday, I jumped on Instagram live to discuss my impressions of Chapter 7 of “Fxck Feelings” by Michael and Sarah Bennett (recorded live and first aired on #IGTV - October 1, 2018). Next time, I’ll be sharing info on the next book! Highlights: - Communication tends to be laden with expectations. - Therefore,… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 16 – “Eff Communication” (Fxck Feelings, Ch. 7)