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Suzanne B. O’Brien RN Talks “How to Solve the Elder Care Crisis”

Suzanne B. O’Brien RN Talks “How to Solve the Elder Care Crisis”

August 15, 2019

Suzanne B. O’Brien RN has worked in End of Life Care for over a decade as an Oncolgy and Hospice RN. Suzanne has been advocating and building training programs to help support the enormous amount of elderly and their families. After working with over 1000 patients at the end of life, Suzanne shares a practical solution to the current Elder Care Crisis. Her solution not only solves the answer to the shortage in medical staffing for this populations but provides an answer that will bring back holistic patient centered care.

 

In This Podcast, I will cover "How to Solve the Elder Care Crisis" In this podcast you will learn:

 

  • How we are presently in the midst of an Elder Care Crisis
  • How for the first time ever in history, we have the longest living elder population
  • How this aging population is set to increase in numbers for decades to come.
  • How our main stream medical system is struggling to meet the demands of the aging population.
  • Why looking for answers within the medical system is not the answer
  • How planning ahead can make your overall end of life better by 80%-90% no matter what the disease process.
  • How specially trained non-medical professionals can “fill the gaps” in our mainstream medical system and bring back patient centered, holistic care.
  • How to taking part in advocating for your own healthcare decisions and choices is a big part of the solution.
  • Links mentioned in this Podcast:

FREE Monthly Doulagivers End of Life Doula Level 1 Trainings: www.doulagivers.com

A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death

by Dr. BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger

https://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Guide-End-Practical-Advice/dp/1501157167

 

“World Training Day” 2012 www.worldtrainingday.org

 

 

To access our Free Level 1 at any time, please use this link:  https://events.genndi.com/register/818182175026320046/bfd70601b1

 

Suzanne B O’Brien RN Talks The Seven Steps to Happiness

Suzanne B O’Brien RN Talks The Seven Steps to Happiness

July 30, 2019
life-1662879_960_720.jpgBased 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 is rooted and backed by Science. Combining my personal studies in Nursing, Nutrition and Transpersonal Psychology, In this webinar, Suzanne will give you great insight into what life’s journey is all about and how you can use a few simple techniques to live your happiest life today! 
 
In This Life Class Podcast, I will cover "The Seven Steps to Happiness"
 
  • Learning how everything is connected to your energy and what that means for us as people
  • The keys to understanding the four bodies of energy and how they make up the human body
  • How each of the separate body systems effect your overall wellbeing
  • How to support and nourish each body of energy
  • Why optimal healing, health and happiness depends on the balancing of each one of these bodies of energy
  • How learning to own your personal power and live as your authentic self is the secret to true peace and happiness
  • How forgiveness is the key to transformation
  • How to tap into your alignment with your highest energy and find your purpose and passion in life
  • How acts of kindness, compassion and service will connect you to our one great consciousness
Links mentioned in this Podcast:
FB PAGE @DoulagiversLifeClass
 

FREE LIFE CLASS WEBINAR 

Join us for our FREE webinar "Doulagivers Life Class" a webinar of hope, healing, and inspiration. Based on the principles of The Doulagivers Life Class, Suzanne B. O’Brien RN will share what it takes to truly live a happy and fulfilled life. Suzanne will share the incredible wisdom of those she has worked with at the end of life. Suzanne will share how all of what is being taught in this class is rooted and backed by science. Combining her personal studies in Nursing, Nutrition and Transpersonal Psychology, in this webinar, Suzanne will give you great insight into what life’s journey is all about and how you can use a few simple techniques to live your happiest life today! 

REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/708055102472596236

 

FREE DOULA TRAINING
If you're a family caregiver, community volunteer, or are interested in becoming a certified End of Life Doula Practitioner, join Suzanne for her FREE Introductory End-of-Life Doula Training! 
 

CLICK HEREhttp://freetraining.doulagivers.com/

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

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

July 23, 2019

Optimized-Kerrie_Headshot.jpgIn 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 "mess" into an important message. Unlike other outlets that focus on celebrities simply because they sell... We believe well-being should be a given; not a goal. RedLily™ is for ALL women. We want to provide a platform for you to inspire and be inspired. It's YOUR positivity portal. All heartfelt content. Your place to learn, share and grow. RedLily™ is for women who crave more from their heart's core.™ Visit RedLilyLife.com.

About Kerrie Lee Brown:

Kerrie Lee Brown
Founder of RedLily™ / Publisher of RedLilyLife.com
 
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Kerrie Lee Brown is a sought-after corporate storyteller, magazine editor, and serial entrepreneur. Now based in Denver, Colorado, Kerrie-Lee works with a variety of global clients in the areas of health and fitness, real estate, personal development, publishing, and education. After advancing through a number of media positions (most notably as editor-in-chief of Oxygen Women's Fitness and founding editor of American Health & Fitness magazines), Kerrie-Lee moved to the role of vice president, communications for an international mind/body organization to build their marketing and creative divisions. Throughout her career, Kerrie-Lee has written for more than 100 magazines worldwide and has appeared on numerous television shows as a women's health expert. She is also the author of "My Heart, My Self" a memoir about her heart-health scare at the age of 39; available on Amazon. Today, she has made it her mission to inspire women with her new lifestyle brand RedLily™ launching this Summer. For official launch details, visit RedLilyLife.com or to contact Kerrie-Lee, check out KerrieLeeBrown.com.
 

This interview includes:

  • How stress is the secret killer affecting us all
  • How most women put themselves last in life
  • How self care is not optional
  • The power of "No"
  • How gratitude can be your access point to reducing stress day to day
  • The transforming and healing benefits of women supporting one another
  • How you can "Take Charge of Your Health

Links mentioned in this episode: You can purchase the book by clicking the link below!

My Heart, My Self: A Heartfelt Guide For Women Who Do Too Much

Kerrie Lee Brown social media links are:
 
Facebook @kerrieleebrown and @redlilylife (your heartfelt lifestyle brand)
Instagram @redlilylife
Twitter @redlily_life
Email for people to send their story ideas or article pitches: editors@redlilylife.com
New URL: redlilylife.com (sign up to learn more about official launch details)

 

FREE LIFE CLASS WEBINAR 

Join us for our FREE webinar "Doulagivers Life Class" a webinar of hope, healing, and inspiration. Based on the principles of The Doulagivers Life Class, Suzanne B. O’Brien RN will share what it takes to truly live a happy and fulfilled life. Suzanne will share the incredible wisdom of those she has worked with at the end of life. Suzanne will share how all of what is being taught in this class is rooted and backed by science. Combining her personal studies in Nursing, Nutrition and Transpersonal Psychology, in this webinar, Suzanne will give you great insight into what life’s journey is all about and how you can use a few simple techniques to live your happiest life today! 

REGISTER HEREhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/821208042495375115

 

FREE DOULA TRAINING
If you're a family caregiver, community volunteer, or are interested in becoming a certified End of Life Doula Practitioner, join Suzanne for her FREE Introductory End-of-Life Doula Training! 

CLICK HEREhttp://freetraining.doulagivers.com/

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

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

July 16, 2019

author_photo_smiling.jpgIn 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 stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old” ― those eighty-five and older.

My guest, John Leland, in his 30-plus years of professional journalism has gone from chronicling youth culture to writing about the “oldest old.” A graduate of Columbia College, he has worked as a senior editor at Newsweek and Editor-in-Chief of Details Magazine before joining The New York Times in 2000. In 2015, he wrote a year-long series following six people age 85 and up, which became the basis for his book “Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a year among the Oldest Old,” a New York Times bestseller. As he wrote in the Times, “No work I have ever done has brought me as much joy and hope or changed my outlook on life as profoundly.”

He is the author of two previous books: “Hip: The History” and “Why Kerouac Matters.”  

 

This interview includes:

  • What is happiness?
  • How gratitude can be your access point to a happy life
  • The transforming benefits of forgiveness
  • What is perception and the profound impact is has on your life
  • How you do not need to let past experiences define you
  • How you can choose to be happy

Links mentioned in this episode: You can purchase the book by clicking the link below!

Happiness is a Choice You Make- amazon.com

 

FREE LIFE CLASS WEBINAR 

Join us for our FREE webinar "Doulagivers Life Class" a webinar of hope, healing, and inspiration. Based on the principles of The Doulagivers Life Class, Suzanne B. O’Brien RN will share what it takes to truly live a happy and fulfilled life. Suzanne will share the incredible wisdom of those she has worked with at the end of life. Suzanne will share how all of what is being taught in this class is rooted and backed by science. Combining her personal studies in Nursing, Nutrition and Transpersonal Psychology, in this webinar, Suzanne will give you great insight into what life’s journey is all about and how you can use a few simple techniques to live your happiest life today! 

REGISTER HEREhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/821208042495375115

 

FREE DOULA TRAINING
If you're a family caregiver, community volunteer, or are interested in becoming a certified End of Life Doula Practitioner, join Suzanne for her FREE Introductory End-of-Life Doula Training! 

CLICK HEREhttp://freetraining.doulagivers.com/

Suzanne B O’Brien RN Talks Reuniting with Your Loved Ones with Glenn Klausner

Suzanne B O’Brien RN Talks Reuniting with Your Loved Ones with Glenn Klausner

July 4, 2019

In this episode of Ask a Death Doula, I am interviewing Glenn Klausner. Glenn Klausner is a nationally and internationally renowned Psychic Medium residing in New York City, who for over 20 years has been reuniting thousands of people from all over the world with their loved ones who have transitioned.

He exhibited intuitive abilities with communicating to Non-Physical Spirits at the age of four by making predictions and relaying messages for family, and friends. As a teenager, he further explored these abilities through his communications with The Spirit World, and by the early 1990’s he began conducting readings for a growing and steady clientele worldwide.

Glenn has been featured since 2002 as a Tested Legitimate Medium on Bob Olson’s website, www.bestpsychicmediums.com.

In addition to communicating with departed loved ones (humans & pets), he also gives psychic readings and intuitive coaching for every day life guidance. He is available for seminars, teaching classes, media appearances and consultations to assist families with intuitive children.

Since 1999, Glenn has been a featured guest on over 1,000 top radio programs heard worldwide including: Hay House Radio, XM Sirius Radio, CBS Sky Radio.com, Contact Talk Radio, Blog Talk Radio, Achieve Radio, Berkshire Community Radio, Centanni Broadcasting.com, Hey Z Radio, Lady Bug Live, Now Live.com, 12 Radio.com, IPR365.com, WCKT, WOLZ and K-Rock (Ft. Myers, Florida), 1660 AM (Naples, Florida), KRQ (Tucson, Arizona), KLLY (Bakersfield, California), End Online (Sacramento, California), WARL (Providence, Rhode Island), Horne Radio Network (Knoxville, Tennessee).

Tickets for our Live NYC Event Click Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-day-workshop-heaven-on-earth-a-day-of-hope-healing-and-inspiration-august-24th-tickets-63542594611

For More Information on Glen Klausner Click Here: https://www.glennklausner.com

 

FREE DOULA TRAINING

If you're a family caregiver, community volunteer, or are interested in becoming a Certified End of Life Doula Practitioner, follow the link below to join Suzanne for her FREE Introductory End-of-Life Doula Training!

For More Information on this free LIVE Doula Training Click Here:

http://freetraining.doulagivers.com/

Don't want to wait for the LIVE Doula Training Click Here:

https://www.doulagivers.com/eoldtraining

OR

Learn how to give the gift of Peace of Mind at the End of Life to yourself and your family members by signing up for Suzanne's Peace of Mind Planner course! Follow the link below to learn about the five keys to achieving Peace of Mind at the End of Life.

For More Information on The Peace of Mind Planner Click Here: https://planner.doulagivers.com/about

Suzanne B. O’Brien RN Talks New End of Life Doula Profession with Alua Arthur

Suzanne B. O’Brien RN Talks New End of Life Doula Profession with Alua Arthur

June 27, 2019

AluaArthurHeadshots-10.jpgIn this episode of "Ask a Death Doula", my guest, Alua Arthur and I discuss the new End of Life Doula Profession, the need for End of Life Doulas now more than ever, and how they are filling the huge gaps in mainstream healthcare.

Alua Arthur is a death doula, attorney, and the founder of Going with Grace, an end of life planning organization that exists to support people as they answer the question 'What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may live presently and die peacefully?' From private end of life consultations and public education about death to online coursework to train death doulas, she is tirelessly committed to bringing awareness to death and dying. She passionately believes considering death can inspire the way people live.  A jewelry addict, Alua is also a life lover, donut fanatic, and developing nation enthusiast.  She is inspired by LIFE, the little joys we can find even in dark times, the freedom of authenticity, and the power in the word YES. 

Links mentioned in this episode: 

Going With Grace Website

National End of Life Doula Alliance

 

FREE DOULA TRAINING

If you're a family caregiver, community volunteer, or are interested in becoming a Certified End of Life Doula Practitioner, follow the link below to join Suzanne for her FREE Introductory End-of-Life Doula Training!

For More Information on this free LIVE Doula Training Click Here:

http://freetraining.doulagivers.com/

Don't want to wait for the LIVE Doula Training Click Here:

https://www.doulagivers.com/eoldtraining

OR

Learn how to give the gift of Peace of Mind at the End of Life to yourself and your family members by signing up for Suzanne's Peace of Mind Planner course! Follow the link below to learn about the five keys to achieving Peace of Mind at the End of Life.

For More Information on The Peace of Mind Planner Click Here: https://planner.doulagivers.com/about

Suzanne B. O’Brien, RN Talks Life, Death, and - Yes - Afterlife with Rev. Terri Daniels

Suzanne B. O’Brien, RN Talks Life, Death, and - Yes - Afterlife with Rev. Terri Daniels

April 25, 2019

terri.jpgIn this episode of "Ask a Death Doula," we talk all about the spiritual component of life, death, and yes-afterlife. My guest Rev. Terri Daniel, MA, CT is a clinical chaplain, end-of-life educator and trauma specialist certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. The focus of her work is to assist dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of death and beyond.

 

Terri conducts workshops throughout the U.S. to help the dying and the bereaved find healing through meditative, ceremonial and therapeutic processes that focus on inner transformation rather than external events. Her work is acclaimed by physicians, hospice workers, grief counselors and clergy for its pinpoint clarity on the process of dying and grieving, and its heartfelt depiction of consciousness beyond the physical body.

 

Her unique form of "radical mysticism" incorporates elements of Buddhism, Shamanism, ancient pagan practices, Gnosticism and other spiritual traditions to break down limiting beliefs about forgiveness, divine judgment, and negative experience. 

 

Terri has a BA in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in Pastoral Care & Counseling from Fordham University, and is currently doing doctoral research on spirituality and grief at the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

 

She is the author of three books on death and the afterlife and is also the founder of the annual Afterlife Awareness Conference.  

 

About The Afterlife Conference

 

The Afterlife Education Foundation was launched by Terri Daniel in 2010 because, at the time, the survival of consciousness beyond physical death wasn't adequately represented in traditional forums such as scientific or bereavement conferences. Motivated by a desire to share that knowledge, the first conference was produced in 2011. The conference is now in its 9th year and draws attendees from all over the world. It is held in a different U.S. city each year, and in June 2019 it will be held in Salt Lake City, UT. For details, please visit www.AfterlifeConference.com

 

FREE DOULA TRAINING

If you're a family caregiver, community volunteer, or are interested in becoming a Certified End of Life Doula Practitioner, follow the link below to join Suzanne for her FREE Introductory End-of-Life Doula Training!

 

For More Information on this free Doula Training Click Here: http://freetraining.doulagivers.com/

 

OR

 

Learn how to give the gift of Peace of Mind at the End of Life to yourself and your family members by signing up for Suzanne's Peace of Mind Planner course! Follow the link below to learn about the five keys to achieving Peace of Mind at the End of Life.

 

For More Information on The Peace of Mind Planner Click Here: https://planner.doulagivers.com/about

Suzanne B. O’Brien, RN Interviews Deanna Cochran, RN and Shares Deanna’s New Book!

Suzanne B. O’Brien, RN Interviews Deanna Cochran, RN and Shares Deanna’s New Book!

February 18, 2019

This week on "Ask a Death Doula" my guest is Deanna Cochran RN.

Deanna Cochran, is a hospice RN since 2000. She is Founder and CEO of Quality of Life Care since 2005 and has been a palliative care educator, end of life doula in private practice, and creator and trainer of her signature program: Accompanying the Dying: A Practical Guide and Awareness Training, the first Certificate program of its kind in 2010.

She is one of the earliest voices in the end of life doula movement and is presently honored to serve as Chair of the newly formed End of Life Doula Advisory Council within the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is a founding member and was 1st Vice President of the National End of Life Doula Alliance. She believes in unity in this grassroots death positive movement and contributes all she can to special projects with others. Her latest is The National Certificate for End-of-Life Doula Hospice Programs (NCEHP) where she is a partner with Suzanne O’Brien, RN. Together they are presenting hospice organizations with an end-of-life doula program development template complete with all full training to create their own unique hospice doula program. She is the author of the book: Accompanying the Dying: Practical, Heart-Centered Wisdom for End-of-Life Doulas and Healthcare Advocates.

 

Her new book “Accompanying the Dying: Practical, Heart-Centered Wisdom for End-of-Life Doulas and Healthcare Advocates” is out TODAY. You can download it for free today, February 19th until 6pm ET. To Download the FREE book HERE: http://amzn.com/0989659356

 

“The book is ideal for the go-to person who is always the one helping everyone in illness, through dying, through crises of life. These people are the salt of the earth, they are the ones who are coming forward as the newly emerging role of the end-of-life doula, wanting to empower others through a serious illness. The book is meant to educate and inspire us to accompany each other through dying well in this modern age. It will save you countless hours of research and enhance your confidence and guide you through every stage of empowering your friends, family, and community.”

 

FREE DOULA TRAINING
If you're a family caregiver, community volunteer, or are interested in becoming a Certified End of Life Doula Practitioner, follow the link below to join Suzanne for her FREE Introductory End-of-Life Doula Training!

 

For More Information on this free Doula Training Click Here: http://freetraining.doulagivers.com/

 

OR

 

Learn how to give the gift of Peace of Mind at the End of Life to yourself and your family members by signing up for Suzanne's Peace of Mind Planner course! Follow the link below to learn about the five keys to achieving Peace of Mind at the End of Life.

 

For More Information on The Peace of Mind Planner Click Here: https://planner.doulagivers.com/about

How to Find Peace of Mind at the End of Life

How to Find Peace of Mind at the End of Life

February 14, 2019

On this episode of Ask a Death Doula, I will share with you the 5 keys to achieving peace of mind at the end of life. Hear first- hand stories from patients themselves. Find out what people are most worried about regarding the end of life and how to relieve these concerns.

home-care-600x521.jpgThe Peace of Mind Planner course is a complete A-Z planning guide that includes everything from pre-planning your end of life wishes in all 5 categories, (Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Financial) including the necessary paperwork to insure your wishes are upheld all the way through the end of life process up until celebrating your loved one after death. The Peace of Mind Planner course is a holistic approach to covering all 5 of these categories to ensure that you have complete peace of mind with how you want to be remembered, celebrated and honored at the end of your life. This course encompasses all the necessary components of what is needed for an end of life experience that is financially the best, emotionally the best and environmentally the best. These are concerns that people have been expressing to me for the last 10+ years and are still looking for the answers to. 

FREE DOULA TRAINING
If you're a family caregiver, community volunteer, or are interested in becoming a certified end of Life Doula Practitioner, CLICK HERE to join Suzanne for her FREE Introductory End-of-Life Doula Training!
http://freetraining.doulagivers.com/

OR

Learn how to give the gift of Peace of Mind at the End of Life to yourself and your family members
by signing up for Suzanne's Peace of Mind Planner course! CLICK HERE to learn about the five keys to achieving
Peace of Mind at the End of Life.
https://planner.doulagivers.com/about

Home Wakes/Home Funerals 101 with Former NHFA President Lee Webster

Home Wakes/Home Funerals 101 with Former NHFA President Lee Webster

January 30, 2019

In this episode of "Ask a Death Doula", my guest, the former president of The National Home Funeral Alliance Lee Webster, breaks down Home Wakes/Home Funerals in a way that every individual and End of Life Practitioner can understand! 

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My guest Lee Webster is a career writer, editor and researcher, and frequent speaker and published author on funeral reform, including end-of-life support, home funerals, and natural burials. She is the Director of New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy, former President of the National Home Funeral Alliance, and has served on the NHPCO End-of-Life Doula Council. She currently serves as a founding member on the Board of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance and with the Conservation Burial Alliance and the Green Burial Council. Along with consulting for end of life, home funeral and green burial causes, her writing has appeared in various mainstream magazines, newspapers, and in funeral trade outlets. She is also a frequent speaker to local and national academic, health, and conservation organizations throughout the country.

 

This interview includes:

  • What is a home wake?
  • What is a home funeral?
  • The benefits of the green burial movement.
  • Is embalming required by law?
  • How education is the key to positive change.
  • The importance of empowering families and communities with holistic, sustainable and family-based tools, skills and information in the care of the dying and the dead.
  • How home wakes have proven to help families to have a much better bereavement process after the death of their loved one.
  • The secret to transforming our culture is by educating and once again bring back relationships with aging, dying and death.
  • What an individual needs to know to have a home wake?
  • What is the role of the End of Life Doula/Death Doula in assisting a family to have a home wake?
  • What are the laws both state and federal regarding homes wakes?

 

Links mentioned in this episode: 

NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy

National Home Funeral Alliance

Funeral Consumers Alliance

National End-of-Life Doula Alliance

 

FREE DOULA TRAINING
If you're a family caregiver, community volunteer, or are interested in becoming a certified end of Life Doula Practitioner, CLICK HERE to join Suzanne for her FREE Introductory End-of-Life Doula Training! 
http://freetraining.doulagivers.com/

 

OR

 

Learn how to give the gift of Peace of Mind at the End of Life to yourself and your family members by signing up for Suzanne's Peace of Mind Planner course! CLICK HERE to learn about the five keys to achieving
Peace of Mind at the End of Life.
https://planner.doulagivers.com/about