Mind Health Matters with Dr Bernie Siegel


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The Art of Dying Well: a Practical Guide to a Good End of Life with Katy Butler Katy Butler is an Award-winning journalist, public speaker, and bestselling author. Katy has written two groundbreaking books about the end of life and is a thought leader in the national movement for medical reform. Her first book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: the Path to a Better Way of Death, a national bestseller, was named one of the 100 Most Notable Books of 2013 by the New York Times. Her new book, The Art of Dying Well: a Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, released by Scribner on February 19, 2019. A popular speaker on doctor-patient communication and the choices families face near the end of life, Katy has given keynotes and Grand Rounds at Harvard Medical School, Kaiser Permanente, UCSF, and elsewhere. Born in South Africa and raised in Oxford, England, Katy came to America as a girl, earned a BA from Wesleyan University, and was a staff reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle. A Buddhist, she was lay-ordained by the Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. She lives in northern California.

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