Ep. 146 What the End-of-Life Movement Can Learn from the Natural Childbirth Movement – Part 2

Learn about the obstacles facing the end-of-life movement as we try to improve our approach to death and dying in society.   In Part 2 of this discussion I’ll look at the major “threats” to the advancement of… Read More

Ep. 137 Why You Should Forgive Now Rather Than On Your Deathbed

Learn why and how to start a forgiveness practice now instead of waiting until your last days. In this episode I share my thoughts about the importance of forgiveness and why you shouldn’t wait until the end of… Read More

Ep. 136 Art and Conversations About Death with Molly Stuart

Learn about Molly’s innovative workshops on end-of-life planning that utilize art projects to inspire deep conversations. In this episode I share an interview with Molly Stuart who is a lawyer, artist, chaplain and hospice volunteer. She teaches a… Read More

Ep. 134 The Hidden Grief of Life’s Transitions with Rev. Terri Daniel

Learn how grief over the death of loved one is compounded by other losses that occur simultaneously. In this episode I share a conversation with Rev. Terri Daniel about the “other grief” that occurs throughout life with or… Read More

Ep. 133 Journaling as a Practice for Living and Dying

Learn about the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of keeping a journal and why you should start doing it! In this episode I share my thoughts on my own journaling practice and how it has changed my life…. Read More

Ep. 127 The Consequences of Ignoring Death

Learn how our 100-year history of ignoring death has led to a death-phobic society and the consequences we face as individuals. In this episode I share my thoughts on the negative effects, for individuals and for society in… Read More

Ep. 109 Twenty Years of “Dying Well” – A Conversation with Ira Byock, MD

Learn from palliative care thought leader Dr. Ira Byock how end-of-life care has changed over the past 2 decades since his book “Dying Well” was published. In this episode I share a recent interview with Dr. Ira Byock… Read More

Ep. 76 What My Hospice Patients Wanted You to Know

What advice do hospice patients have about how we should live?     In this episode I’ll share some of the wisdom I gathered from my hospice patients as they faced the end of life. This simple advice can… Read More

Ep. 59 How to Avoid ‘Compassion Fatigue’ for Caregivers and End-of-Life Workers

This week Dr. Karen Wyatt addresses ‘compassion fatigue,’ which is an occupational hazard for those who care for others who are suffering emotionally or physically. Death Expo is coming up November 10-13, 2016 and you can register by… Read More

Ep. 58 Why Some Doctors Struggle With the End of Life

Click here to read the companion blog on Huffington Post. In this episode Dr. Karen Wyatt discusses the fact that according to the Nebraska End-of-Life Survey, even though 70% of patients surveyed want their doctors to discuss their… Read More

Ep. 57 September End-of-Month Update and film Extremis

  In today’s episode Dr. Wyatt thanks 3 new supporters on Patreon.com/eolu: Joan Roellchen-Pfohl, RN Martha Johnson – author of the upcoming book “Take Charge of the Rest of Your Life”; learn more at http://www.meetmarthajohnson.com Marggie Hatala –… Read More

Ep. 56 End-of-Life Book Showcase!

In this episode Dr. Karen Wyatt highlights several excellent books about the end of life that have been sent to her by their authors. If you have considered starting an end-of-life book club (as mentioned in Episode 33) you’ll… Read More