Jill Chandler

Jill Chandler handled many roles in her life: performer, wife, mother. But when her husband Donald died, Jill became a young widow. She spoke with us about grief, loss, healing and the fact that life does go on.

Map of Memory Lane

Francesca has written a richly illustrated book for children that introduces the importance of memories of those we love who have died. Children are one of the most vital aspects of our society, and yet they are often the ones left out of important conversations, particularly about death. WYD speaks with Francesca about her new book.

Andre Roupp — Life and Death as a Funeral Director

Death certainly teaches us to not waste our time, the God-given time we have here on Earth. We need to give a lot of love to those that are important to us in our lives, especially to our family, to our close friends, to give all that we can. —Andre Roupp

Michael Hebb — Death Over Dinner

“Death is the Medicine. We often think about medicine as a thing that staves off death, that keeps us from death, that battles death. And it’s a pretty powerful thing to invert that and to think that death itself is actually the medicine.” — Michael Hebb

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.

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

Where Once There Was Life

Deborah Luscomb is one of the facilitators of the Halifax Death Café and leads Death Matters workshops in the area. She acts as an end of life concierge, assisting during the transition and post-mortem experience. Deborah has a passion for bringing people together around difficult conversations, like death and dying.