Death Doula

  We have met Michael in previous interviews when he talked about caring for his wife with Huntington’s. Janet, his wife, died 1/10/21 and since then Michael has moved and started a new job. Join us for a discussion about this post-caretaker stage of Michael’s life.  We hope you benefit and learn something new from this interview. To listen to this powerful interview on the loss of a loved one with Dr. Marianne Matzo and […]

  Today’s interview is with Meghan Smith Brooks: A Mother’s Spiritual Journey of Healing and Discovery. Meghan Smith Brooks discusses why she wrote this book and what she would like the reader to learn from her journey with grieving the loss of her son. Meghan provides suggestions that may help you through your grieving in the interview with Betsy Wurzel. Betsy Wurzel highly recommends reading this book which she found very helpful in dealing with […]

  Our guest this week is Shawn Kennedy who is the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Nursing. Shawn, along with her colleagues Diana Mason and Kristi Westphaln published an Opinion article in Newsweek about the effect of visiting policies in hospitals and nursing homes during the Covid pandemic. The restrictive visiting policies have sacrificed family-centered care and human connection to maintain safety, but these authors suggest that it is time to make […]

    Our guest this week is Darlene Domanik, co-author of the recently released children’s book “Everyone Dies and yes, it is normal” published by Vanitas Press, LLC. Given the unprecedented number of deaths related to Covid-19, children need a clear paradigm regarding why death happens. A review of other books for children that attempt to address this question often leaves the reader still wondering why death occurs. Everyone Dies does not shy away from […]

  Our guest this week is Lori Erickson, a well-known travel writer who after the death of her brother goes in search of information about the Grim Reaper. Lori Erickson is one of America’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys and is an Episcopal deacon. She’s the author of the memoir Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God, which was a finalist for the 2017 Travel Book of the Year INDIES […]


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