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Special “Ask a Death Doula” Podcast Episode – Live From Reimagine San Francisco

  Suzanne B. O’Brien here, This past weekend, I had the absolute joy and honor of participating in the Reimagine Festival in San Francisco. It was a beautiful experience and filled with amazing people that share the common goal of making End of Life better for all. Reimagine is a nonprofit organization that facilitates public…

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Suzanne B O’Brien RN Talks to RedLily Founder Kerrie Lee Brown on how to “Take Charge of Your Health”

  In this episode of “Ask a Death Doula,” my guest, Kerrie Lee Brown and I talk about health, healing and the power of the word “No”. We also announce the launch of RedLily August 2019! RedLily™ is a cool, new digital platform that celebrates real women, real-life experiences, and more. A place where women can turn their…

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The Seven Steps to Happiness

Based on the principles of The Doulagivers Life Class, In this podcast I share  what it takes to truly live a happy and fulfilled life .I will share the incredible wisdom of those I have worked with at the end of life. I will share how all of what is being taught in this class…

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Free Life Class Webinar July 29th

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, People always ask me, “What makes a good death?” The answer: a good LIFE! But how do we have a good life? I’ve been developing a Doulagivers Life Class to share education, skills and inspiration on how to individually create a healthier and happier life, and to collectively come together on a global…

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HOW TO FIND YOUR HAPPINESS. SUZANNE B. O’BRIEN RN INTERVIEWS AWARD WINNING NEW YORK TIMES JOURNALIST JOHN LELAND

In this episode of “Ask a Death Doula,” my guest, award winning New York Times journalist John Leland will talk about his latest book and what it truly means to be happy. This book is an extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and is a heartening guide to well-being. Happiness is a Choice You Make, weaves together the…

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The New Personalized Guide for End-of-Life Planning is Here

Planning for end-of-life is perhaps one of the most uncomfortable things to do for many people. It is usually the last thing on our minds when we are healthy and more concerned about who will be playing in the Super Bowl this year or if we forgot to call someone on their birthday. Unfortunately, this…

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How To Have The End Of Life Conversation

In the third installment of Ask a Death Doula, we will be discussing how to have The End Of Life Conversation (what you would like at the end of life) with your family and healthcare proxy and why it is important. A few months ago, I received an email from an elderly woman in upstate…

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Forgiveness And How It Affects A Positive End Of Life Experience

In the second installment of Ask a Death Doula, we will be discussing the topic of forgiveness and how Death Doulas can help patients and families give and receive it. Forgiveness is the path to unconditional love. It is a vital component to both patients and families to have a positive end of life experience.…

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What To Say To Someone Who Has Just Received A Terminal Diagnosis

In this first part of the Ask a Death Doula series, we will be discussing what to say to someone who has just received a terminal diagnosis. As you can imagine, this can be an extremely emotional and tense period for the patient, as well as their immediate family and friends. When citing the Doulagivers…

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What is a Death Doula? 5 Questions Answered

What is a Death Doula? A Death Doula is a non-medical person trained to care for someone holistically (physically, emotionally and spiritually) at the end of life. Death Doulas are also known around the world as: end of life coaches, soul midwives, transition guides. death coaches, doula to the dying, end of life doulas, death…

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The Doulagivers Training Program created by Suzanne B. O’Brien RN has been awarded “Worldwide Leader in Healthcare” by The International Nurses Association. It is our mission to offer this training for free/donation globally to help foster education and support for End of Life Care worldwide.