It's Time to Change How We Think
About The End-of-Life
Thursday, September 14th 9 -11 am PDT / Noon - 2 pm EDT
- Interested in looking at your end-of-life concerns,
- Curious and ready to talk about death and dying,
- Desiring to lessen your fears around death, and
- Longing to live life more fully and fearlessly?
Join us online to watch and discuss the film Extremis, a 2016 Oscar nominated short film, that follows ER doctors, families, and patients as they make the most difficult end-of-life decisions.
Dr. Karen Wyatt will be our guide, support, and inspiration as we take steps to change our cultural mindsets about living, dying and death
Dr. Wyatt has worked years as a hospice physician and will share what she’s discovered on her journey through helping many people make the best choices at the end of life, for themselves, their loved ones and all concerned.
Together we'll explore what's possible, face some of our fears, and figure out how to make the most of our fragile life here on planet Earth.
She is the founder of the End-of-Life University see, www.eoluniversity.com for information on her Podcasts, books and loads more. Join her movement!
Before the Call:
If you are interested, you might want to take a look at some of the following information prior to the call.
Our Unrealistic Views of Death, Through a Doctor’s Eyes, Washington Post Opinions Article
Aging, Dying and "Being Mortal", Dr. Atul Gawande (Video 3.33 mins)
You Should Not Have Let Your Baby Die, New York Times Opinion Pages
We all die, so why don’t we die well? Atul Gawande
Should I Help My Patients Die?, New York Times
What Makes Life Worth Living in the Face of Death, Lucy Kalanithi (TED video 16 mins over a 1,200,000 views)
Living, Dying Man, a beautiful song by Barbara McAfee written for a dear friend who died from ALS, Beautiful (be sure to put it on full screen)
CLAD is planning to continue its offerings of engaging community calls and dialogue, with plans already in the works for the rest of this year. Please mark your calendars for the following CLAD community calls and webinar programs:
End of Year Community Conversations:
October 12: Conscious Living and Aging, hosted by Carol Tornow and Pam Nichols
November 9: Go Wish: A positive way to explore values and wishes about your end-of-life care with guest Dr. Susan Wright
December 14: Family Holidays – Expectations, Illusions and Reality, hosted by Pam Nichols and Carol Tornow
First Quarter 2018 Online Workshops:
January: Dying to Live a six session online workshop with Dr. Susan Wright
March: End of Life: Step-by-Step Planning workshop on-line and self-directed with Dr. Karen Wyatt.
How to Join the Call
Note: We want to start on time. In consideration of the whole group, please arrive 15 minutes early for the meeting in order to get successfully connected. Someone will be on hand to help you if needed. Once the meeting begins there will be no more tech support. Once you are connected via Zoom you are welcome mute your microphone and turn off your video until just before the meeting starts - or you may enjoy chatting with others in the meeting while you wait.
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We would also love to hear your suggestions for call topics for 2018! Please let either of us know if there is an interest you may have related to conscious living, aging and / or dying that you would like to explore on a CEN community call. You can reach Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org and Carol at CarolTornow@comcast.net .