Season 3, Ep. 18
Michele Neff Hernandezis the founder, and Executive Director of Soaring Spirits International / Camp Widow. Ms. Neff Hernandez has been featured on numerous local, national, and International broadcasts for her work with Soaring Spirits, and the widowed community. Michele also inspires people as a motivational speaker, freelance writer, and is a member of the Bereavement Training Team for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Michele has contributed to over 100 different websites, blogs, and publications for single project work.Camp Widow®is a unique and incredible experience. During the course of a weekend this program provides both practical tools and relevant resources for widowed persons rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of the death of a spouse or partner.But the most important thing thatCamp Widow®provides to the widowed people who attend is an in-person community of others who are making their way through widowhood one day at a time. Campers come from all over the country, and around the world, to meet other widowed people face to face, and to experience the camaraderie that this event creates.You might imagine these gatherings are morose, but you will find that the truth is quite the contrary.Among peers, lifted up by understanding, and validated in the uniqueness of every person’s unique grief recovery…the mood atCamp Widow®if hopeful, positive, and uplifting.We hold threeCamp Widow®events each year, two in the United States and one in Canada. Full details, and dates for each event, can be found atwww.campwidow.org.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Lori Gottlieb
Season 3, Ep. 17
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist andNew York Timesbestselling author ofMaybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being adapted as a television series with Eva Longoria. In addition to her clinical practice, she writesThe Atlantic’sweekly “Dear Therapist”advice column andcontributes regularly toThe New York Timesand many other publications. She is also aTED speaker, amember of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind and advisor to the Aspen Institute. A contributing writer for theAtlantic, she has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations. She is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Learn more atLoriGottlieb.comor by following her@LoriGottlieb1on Twitter.
Confessions of An Imperfect Life - Katie Devine
Season 3, Ep. 16
Katie Devine is a writer who left the corporate world behind to feed her wanderlust and chronicles her travels on her blog,Confessions of An Imperfect Life. Her writing has appeared on sites including Huffington Post, Role Reboot, XOJane, Thought Catalog, Medium and The Manifest-Station, as well as in Allure Magazine. When she’s not on a plane, you can find Katie taking endless pictures of sunsets at home in Brooklyn, New York. Connect with her onFacebook,InstagramorTwitter.
Season 3, Ep. 15
Wherever You Are in Life's Journey You Need a Final Roadmap®Final Roadmap®is a web-based guide and toolkit focused on end of life issues. Its mission encourages you to Consider, Document & Communicate those wishes easily and safely. It allows end of life to be approached simply, privately, and securely.Buy the Final Roadmap®Toolkit once and keep it forever.Straightforward and comprehensive, this toolkit can be updated as much and as often as desired. This gives you, your family, friends and loved ones clarity and peace of mind during difficult times.About The Founders Steve Byrne and Kerry ShannonKerry Shannon is a healthcare consultant with 30 years experience, who brings her MA/Bioethics and Health Policy degree to Final Roadmap®. Her job working in hospitals for decades allowed her to witness first-hand people suffering every day because their loved one did not provide any end of life planning.Steve Byrne is a successful and experienced entrepreneur who has worked with hundreds of employees in fast-moving businesses. Having worked with so many people whose parents – not to mention themselves – had done little end of life planning, Steve recognized the deep market need.To address this need, they created Final Roadmap®.https://www.finalroadmap.com
Melissa "Red" Hoffman
Season 3, Ep. 14
Dr. Melissa Red Hoffman began her career as a naturopathic physician and a yoga teacher.She is now an acute care surgeon, board certified in general surgery, surgical critical care and hospice and palliative medicine.Her clinical interests are in surgical palliative care, care of surgical patients with substance use disorder, and medical education.She is an active member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and currently serves as the Chair of the Communications Committee for the Resident and Associate Society (RAS) as well as the RAS liaison to the Physician Competency and Health Workgroup of the ACS Board of Governors.She is also an active and proud member of the Eastern Association of Trauma’s Online Education Committee.Dr. Hoffman works at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, picks up occasional hospice shifts at the John F. Keever Solace Center, and serves as the co-director of the surgical clerkship for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Asheville campus.She is blessed with a naughty orange cat and an absolutely amazing boyfriend.She is happy to chat with or mentor anyone who is interested in palliative care.You can follow her on Twitter: @redmdnd.PS - I (Kimberly) feel lucky to call this Red headed Doctor a GOOD FRIEND.
Season 3, Ep. 13
Francesca Arnoldy, UVM alumna and longtime birth worker, is the course developer, facilitator, and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine's End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program.She is author ofCultivating the Doula Heart: The Essentials of Compassionate Careand leads in-person workshops about doula approaches and end-of-life wishes. Her goal is to encourage people to hold one another's hands through life'sintensities and sacred rites of passage. She recently founded Contemplative Doula as a resource to help people to prepare for birth, death, and lifewith the doula heart.Francesca lives in quaint Hinesburg, VT with her family in a most idyllicvillage.Bio:Francesca Arnoldy, UVM alumna and longtime birth worker, is the course developer and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine's End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. She is the author ofCultivating the Doula Heart: Essentials of Compassionate Care,and she regularly leads in-person workshops about doula approaches and end-of-life wishes. She works collaboratively with her local hospice and palliative care teams. Her goal is to encourage people to hold one another's hands through life's intensities and sacred rites of passage. Francesca lives in quaint Hinesburg, VT with her family in a most beloved village.Francesca can be found contemplating birth, death, and lifewith the doula heart on her websitecontemplativedoula.com.Contemplative Doula:https://contemplativedoula.com/Cultivating the Doula Heart (guidebook):https://www.amazon.com/Cultivating-Doula-Heart-Essentials-Compassionate/dp/1732780609UVM End-of-Life Doula Training Program:https://learn.uvm.edu/program/end-of-life-doula-certificate/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/contemplativedoulaYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBqZMIDYIhkHc7nbya74SzATwitter: @DoulaFrancesca
Pamela Speak - Before I Die AZ
Season 3, Ep. 12
People like to avoid talking about death or even preparation for it…...whether it’s our own death, our loved ones, or our pets. Before I Die AZ brings together more than 20 leading Local and award winning National Speakers. Plus films, fun and valuable prizes to encourage this discussion. Everyone needs to be educated about living life, facing death and the emotional journeys in-between. While death may be the ultimate mystery, preparing for it need not be your ultimate fear. Instead, it’s a gift…to yourself and your loved ones. Join us in learning and exploring the many topics of life, death and beyond. https://www.beforeidieaz.com