Join us as we hear from professionals about issues surrounding living and dying – well.
June 4: Michele Mariscal, Growing Through Grief
Michele Mariscal’s professional experience spans several disciplines – fitness, worksite wellness, training and development. In her personal life she has always been a seeker asking the questions that most people ask at some point. “Who am I?” “Why am I here?”
Several devastating experiences of grief over the past 25 years pushed her deeper into these questions. She consistently applied her own learning to the continued healing out of her depression, anxiety, and grief. She now directs her professional skills and experiences combined with several spiritual healing modalities to serving others. She takes a multi-faceted approach, combining all of her experience and background to help people live a life of vitality. She specializes in helping people move through grief and loss, to find meaning and contribution in life. Author of Growing Through Grief.
May 21: Dr. Karen Wyatt, End of Life University CLICK HERE to watch replay!
Dr. Karen Wyatt is the bestselling author of the books The Tao of Death and 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying, which contains stories of patients she cared for as a hospice doctor and the spiritual lessons she learned from them at the end of their lives. Dr. Wyatt also hosts End-of-Life University Podcast, which features conversations with experts who work in all aspects of end-of-life care. She is widely regarded as a thought-leader in the effort to transform the way we care for our dying in the U.S. In addition, she is valued for her application of spiritual principles to illness and healthcare and teaches that in order to live life fully we must each overcome our fear of death and embrace the difficulties that life brings us.
Date to be Determined: Myra Bennett, Compassionate Crossings, Death Doula
During and after the loss of several family members and friends, with whom she shared in the care of and assisted those others who were involved, Myra experienced a calling to hospice nursing. At the time, she had been a nurse for nearly thirty years, with the goal always being the promotion of health and life. But it was only after becoming a hospice nurse that she recognized her calling in the field of “death and dying”.
It was during those years giving bedside care to hundreds of people as they transitioned and assisting the family and caregivers that she came to understand that this process was much more than a beloved’s passing. She became aware that it was not only the dying person but all those present who could benefit from care and support. It was at this time that she came to see herself in the role that she is in now; a Certified End of Life Guide. Author of Dying Made Easy(er): Creating Your Happy Ending