Barbara Karnes – Hospice Pioneer

“We are grieving so many losses,
and we don’t even realize that we’re grieving.” – Barbara Karnes

In conversation with Johanna Lunn, Barbara Karnes shares insights on self-care, best practices for frontline workers, global grief, and straight talk on end of life care.

Sheree Fitch – Part 2

Sheree Fitch is known for many things: an author of witty and wonderful children’s books, an award-winning poet, a bookstore owner and a teller of stories. But in 2018 she became known as something else—a mother grieving the loss of her son.

Sheree Fitch – Part 1

Sheree Fitch is known for many things: an author of witty and wonderful children’s books, an award-winning poet, a bookstore owner and a teller of stories.

But in 2018 she became known as something else—a mother grieving the loss of her son.

Living in the in-between

Living In the In-Between

In this time of the corona virus and the death of our former life, we may face terrible realities, but we also face amazing possibilities.

Dale Jackson Funeral Director

Funeral Director and Embalmer, Dale Jackson

Dale Jackson—a licensed embalmer and funeral director with 46 years of experience and counting—shares his story (SPOILER: and his own near-death experience at 13:13) and lessons learned from his time helping families through the loss of a loved one.

Cultivating the Doula Heart

WYD Podcast in conversation with Death Doula Francesca Arnoldy, the author of Cultivating the Doula Heart: Essentials of Compassionate Care. She is the course developer, facilitator, and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. www.contemplativedoula.com

Holiday Grief

When the loss of a loved one is fresh, and our grief is great, we need to know it’s okay. Grief is the cousin of love. And so, one perfectly valid coping mechanism for the holiday season is to say, “Not this year. I need to be with my heart.”