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Seeing Death Clearly is a show that challenges you to think about your beliefs about death, dying, grief, and living life. I am your host, Jill McClennen, a death doula and end-of-life coach. As a death doula, I found through first-hand experience that the more I came to terms with my thoughts and feelings about death and dying, the more present I became in my everyday life and I hope to share that with you too, how you can live a better life by having a healthier relationship with death and ...
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Dating over a certain age. Comedic stories! What we do to feel Ageless and connect with the over 50 community. Redefining what it is to age! We are not old we are not young! We are the “ tweeners!” Topics about aging for men and woman. Ageless topics such as skin care, dating, spirituality , recovery, health, healing, happiness, ageism topics. Holistic drs. And “ Ageless “ advice on what we have learned!https://www.facebook.com/tami.capece.7?mibextid=LQQJ4d
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Send us a Text Message. Join my guest Jill McClennan and me as we discuss her role as a Death Doula. We take a deep dive into explaining what death doula's do. She explains her role in supporting individuals and families through the dying process. End of Life Care: She discusses the emotional, spiritual, and practical aspects of death and dying. Sh…
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Lisa Pahl is a licensed clinical social worker in LA, she has extensive experience in community mental health, domestic violence, and supporting survivors of torture. Early in her career, she worked at the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture, and after moving to LA, she worked in community mental health for several years. She then switched to w…
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In this episode of Seeing Death Clearly, I spoke with my friend Ashley Holmes, a Holistic Fertility Coach dedicated to supporting women struggling with infertility by bringing mind, body, and spirit into balance. Her journey began from personal experience, facing her own fertility challenges, which inspired her to help others. Ashley noticed the wi…
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Send us a Text Message. Join Linda Marie Rossi and me as we discuss her newest book called "Zest For Life: Simple Adjustments To The New You" She discusses how to explore various aspects of living a fulfilling and purposeful life. With inspiring and practical tips to help listeners cultivate a " new" zest for life. By taking small steps in adjustin…
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Send us a Text Message. Join me with the creator of Mindful Arts Therapy: Susan Day. As she discusses the benefits of using art therapy to alleviate anxiety, trauma with different drawing techniques. She aims to educate , inspire and support listeners in their own journey. By exploring the intersection of creativity , mindfulness , and art therapy,…
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My guest in this episode is Stephanie Jones. One significant childhood memory involves the first time she remembers discussing death. This incident led to a brief conversation about death, spurred by her grandmother's passing soon after. Growing up as a Jehovah's Witness, death was framed within the context of resurrection and an afterlife, which p…
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In this episode, my guest is Dr. Brendan Kwiatkowski, an educator, researcher, and speaker focused on the social-emotional development and well-being of boys and men. Brendan, who earned his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Edinburgh in 2023, conducted an in-depth study on the emotions, masculinities, and schooling experiences of teenage b…
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Send us a Text Message. Join my guest Lilli Bewley who has an archetype quiz that tells you what type of woman you are in your relationship. ( She knew just by talking to me what mine was!) We discuss: How to Break Free from Toxic Patterns in Dating Identifying the Pattern Understanding the Root Cause Breaking Free! Self Empowerment Spiritual Partn…
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In this episode, my guest is Ashley Oppon, host of "Dine with the Divine." Ashley, a registered nurse from New Jersey, describes her nursing job as her "muggle job," revealing her love for theology and religion. Growing up Catholic, Ashley's curiosity led her to explore various faiths, finding something meaningful in each. This exploration shaped h…
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Send us a Text Message. " Unleash your creative potential and connect with your inner self" Join my guest Carol Mae Whittick, a life coach and creativity expert, on a transformative journey at this ' Ageless' time in your life , to discover your inner artist and deepen your spiritual connection. She will help you to : Overcome creative blocks and s…
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Send us a Text Message. This Podcast Julie Hopkins discusses how to alleviate chronic back pain and other symptoms that mainfest in our bodies due to stress. Julie gives you the skills to implement a holistic approach to managing back pain, by focusing on treating the whole body, mind, and spirit -to address the underlying causes of pain and promot…
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In this week's episode, I talk with Helen Bauer, host of the Heart of Hospice podcast. This is part 2 of a two-part interview. Over the years, she's observed a profound inward shift in patients as they approach death, noticing changes in their communication and socialization long before their bodies begin to shut down. In describing the dying proce…
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Send us a Text Message. Join me as Laural Jayne Layton gives us advice and gentle coaching on how changing the words we speak to ourselves help to cultivate kindness, understanding, and self compassion. To recognize and reframe negative self talk and inner criticism. Being kind to you! Tips on personal developement and mindfulness. Using breathwork…
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Send us a Text Message. This jam packed podcast addressed a host of topics! Kestral addresses the cures for ; Perimenopause: The transition period before menopause, which brings physical and hormonal changes starting in your 30's. Inner child healing: A therapuetic approach to addressing past trauma's and wounds, promoting self-love and acceptance.…
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In this week's episode, I talk with Helen Bower, host of the Heart of Hospice podcast. This is part 1 of a two-part interview. The following is a link to my guest episode of The Heart of Hospice Podcast. https://www.theheartofhospice.com/podcast/episode/23f1c2af/death-doulas-are-expert-guides-at-end-of-life As a nurse with 34 years of practice, Hel…
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Send us a Text Message. Dr. Elizabeth Davidson unlocks your body’s potential with her intuitive guidance and personalized health solutions. She reads your blood and scans your body to identify underlying issues. She addresses brain and nerve health and gut imbalances, immune system dysfunction and fatigue. She provides personalized guidance on smal…
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Send us a Text Message. We follow the remarkable journey of Soodabeh Mokry. An Iranian Woman who defied the odds to become a Speaker, Author, Angelic healer, Hypnotherapist. From a childhood marked by feelings of low self esteem, to escaping capture, torture, and ultimately finding solace in America. Despite facing numerous challenges , including, …
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Send us a Text Message. Join Joey Chandler and me, on this very powerful Podcast for a journey of self discovery and empowerment! With Joey Chandlers method of a few easy steps and guidance he will help you to : Clarify your core values and purpose. Develop a growth mindset and self awareness. Embrace your quirks and strengths Build a supportive Co…
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My guest today is Sue Burns, author of the book A Common Life, A Voice from the Progressive Era where she published her great-great grandmother Mary's diary from the late 19th century Iowa farm life. We talk about the demographics of Iowa in the late 19th century., Her great great grandmother, Mary, managed to raise six children without losing any,…
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Amy Flanagan has had a diverse career journey that led her to a unique role in medical education. Initially pursuing acting from a young age her passion shifted, leading her to the Uniformed Services University, the U.S. military's medical school. There, she played patients with different illnesses, aiding medical students in honing their diagnosti…
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Welcome back to the Savvy Communicator! Facing adversity with resilience can lead to remarkable transformations, as Dr. Christina Fontana's journey from trauma to triumph so powerfully demonstrates. In our latest episode, Christina shares the raw and often hidden struggles that shaped her, and the profound metamorphosis that occurs when one turns t…
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My guest in this episode is Chaplain Hank Dunn. Hank is an ordained healthcare chaplain, bestselling author, and speaker who, for more than 30 years, has been helping patients and their families as they struggle with end-of-life decisions. In this episode emphasizes the importance of understanding these treatments as they may not always align with …
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Send us a Text Message. Navigating Love and Loss My guest and I discuss the complex and emotional journey of dating while caring for a terminally ill spouse. Our podcast provided a safe space for honest conversation and guidance on maintaining his emotional well being while supporting a loved one. My guest Thomas McGuire wanted to create awareness …
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Following the decision, I prioritized my aunt's comfort as we prepared to remove her oxygen support. The nurse and I made her as comfortable as possible, opting for comfort care with a touch of morphine to ease her pain. Reflecting on the day, I found solace in the serenity of the room. With all distractions muted, I held her hand, conveying love a…
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In the latest episode, I share a personal experience of losing my aunt after her two-week stay in the ICU. Despite being familiar with medical procedures from my volunteer work, seeing a loved one in that setting was different. I remember walking into the ICU and hardly recognizing her. During her last days, the hospital ensured her comfort, althou…
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Marie Scott, the Creator and Founder of Happy and Healthy After Widowhood boasts an impressive resume as a best-selling author of three published books, with two more in the pipeline. She's also recognized internationally as a speaker and holds certifications as a Health and Grief Coach. Following the loss of Dave, her husband of three decades, and…
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Meloney, a first-generation BVI islander from Tortola in the Caribbean, shares her unique cultural background, heavily influenced by her Jamaican roots. She highlights the diverse religious and cultural landscape of Jamaica, including the presence of various ethnicities and religions. Despite being predominantly Christian, Jamaican culture is a fus…
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Dr. Kim Harms has encountered numerous challenges throughout her 67 years. She endured the tragic losses of her mother, son, and husband, all to different circumstances. These losses prompted her to delve into the topic of death, exploring how individuals manage it and the impact it has on their lives. In her reflections, Kim highlights the unexpec…
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Isabel Knight, also known as The Death Designer, operates a unique business focused on end-of-life planning. She employs principles of human-centered design to assist individuals in navigating the complexities of death care. This approach involves co-creating systems and products with users to ensure they meet their needs effectively. Isabel emphas…
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Jen Henry was born and raised in Riverside, California, where she still resides. Her mission, which she refers to as lifestyle recovery, stems from her upbringing as an only child, where everything was handed to her without understanding the value of need or want. Despite having both parents, she felt disconnected and misunderstood, with her emotio…
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Death isn't often a comfortable coffee table discussion, but it is as natural as life itself. In an honest and eye-opening conversation with Jill McClennen, a seasoned death Doula, we traverse the delicate terrain of end-of-life planning and the profound services provided by those who guide us through our final days. Jill enlightens us on the paral…
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Meet Iris Van Nespen, a Belgian emergency room physician turned life coach. She's on a mission to help women, and people in general, reclaim their joy and self-acceptance. Iris emphasizes the importance of recognizing one's own beauty, believing that it leads to a more fulfilling life and, ultimately, contributes to world peace. Iris delves into th…
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My guest this week is Deborah Grassman and for 30 years, she served as a hospice nurse practitioner within the Department of Veterans Affairs. While trained as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, her focus shifted towards hospice care, where she unearthed a unique revelation about trauma's transformation at life's end, an aspect not formally identifi…
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Discover a radical new perspective on mental wellness as Dr. Fred Moss, the "Un-Doctor," joins us for a fascinating journey beyond the bounds of traditional psychiatry. Get ready to challenge everything you thought you knew about mental health as Dr. Moss shares his approach to undiagnosing, unmedicating, and unlocking the true potential within our…
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Meet Brenda, a Londoner who, at 59, has dedicated most of her career to the charity sector, specifically working with Friends of the Earth, an environmental lobbying organization. Around four or five years ago, Brenda faced a challenging period at work, compounded by issues with her eye health and the onset of menopause. This stress took a toll on …
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In the 1970s, Elizabeth Kubler Ross and Dame Cicely Saunders revolutionized our approach to death. While Kubler Ross emphasized the neglect of the dying in America, Saunders proposed a novel philosophy with her Hospice program. The focus shifted from mere medical treatment to a holistic approach of embracing life during the dying process. Our guest…
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Embark on a journey to the heart of empathic conflict resolution with Ali Miller, a renowned nonviolent communication coach who's here to transform the way we perceive and navigate disputes. Imagine a world where communication is not a battlefield but a bridge towards understanding and connection—a paradigm shift from confrontation to compassion. I…
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My guests today are Kathleen McGee, Elder Care Coordinator and Director of Care Coordination at Rothkoff Law Group and Chelsea Duckers, one of the care coordinators at Rothkoff Law Group. In an ideal world, we'd all proactively plan for future challenges, especially as our needs change with age. Reality often sees us facing issues reactively. Rothk…
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In this episode, my guest is Narinder Bazen, founder of the Nine Keys Death Midwifery Apprenticeship. In her twenties as a Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, Narinder found herself officiating weddings, blessing babies, and attending deaths within her community. Embracing her mystic roots, she began offering death care, grief care, and trauma c…
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In this end-of-2023 episode, my husband Stephen Wilson takes on the role of interviewer, leading a conversation where we explore our intertwined paths and how they've led us to appreciate life's impermanence. Drawing parallels with our careers in food service, we find beauty in life's temporary nature. The conversation turns personal as we discuss …
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Patricia Ayers is the Director of Clinical Services at Coras Wellness & Behavioral Health and she spent several years working for hospice and home care agencies. Eventually, she found herself teaching hospice at Stockton University for nine years, a role that she thoroughly enjoyed. In this episode we talk about how people misunderstand hospice, th…
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In today's episode my guest is Nancy Alterman, a therapist with a focus on helping adults navigate relationship challenges. Nancy believes that nothing matters more in life than our relationships. She brings a wealth of experience, with over 35 years dedicated to families facing medical crisis. Nancy emphasizes the immediate impact of clear objecti…
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In this podcast episode, we talk with Deb Driscoll, an author, spiritual teacher, and speaker, whose life has been a testament to the transformative power hidden within profound loss. Deb's story is about the heart-breaking tragedy of losing her 10-year-old son, Sage, a pivotal moment that shattered her world and set her on an unexpected path of he…
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In this episode, I have a conversation with Eryn Johnson, a Philadelphia-based writer and facilitator, about her journey from a religious upbringing to her current spiritual beliefs. Eryn, whose work has graced publications like Well + Good, Insider, and Tilted House Magazine, brings a unique perspective to her exploration of queerness, mental heal…
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Jeanette Sealy, a dedicated Yoga Therapist, loving mother of four, and a veteran of the United States Air Force, is on a mission to bring healing and transformation to people's lives. Her profound personal journey through complex trauma has given her a deep understanding of the healing potential of Yoga and Ayurveda. Since 1993, she has been unwave…
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Our guest, Sam Ruth, originally from Michigan but now in Colorado, shares her journey as a psychologist, author, and speaker. She met her husband in Michigan at 24, and they reconnected later but tragically, he passed away in Colorado at 46, just four years later. Sam turned to nature and the beauty of Colorado to heal. Sam's deep connection to spi…
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This week, we're deviating from our usual guest interviews due to a hectic week. Sometimes, life throws unexpected challenges our way. One such challenge happened to me recently when my minivan was struck by a drunk driver. It could have been much worse, but we're grateful that no one was hurt. This incident reaffirmed my deep appreciation for life…
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In this podcast episode, I'm joined by Tony Lynch, the founder of The Global Grief Network, a worldwide community of grief workers, mental health practitioners, and coaches. This community is all about raising awareness, sharing knowledge, and providing support to each other. During our conversation, Tony shares his personal journey of spiritual gr…
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My guest this week is Casey Stevens. We had a heartwarming conversation about her incredible journey. High school was a turning point in her life, marked by a profound loss and her parents played a pivotal role in helping her navigate this grief by openly discussing death and grieving. This experience, along with her volunteer work with people at t…
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Nadia grew up in a family of spiritual seekers who openly discussed death. They believed that death wasn't an end but a transition to another dimension. Her mother's peaceful passing in October 2020 was a result of their many conversations about death, making it less frightening. Her goal today is to stress the importance of open conversations abou…
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