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VIDEO: Biophysicist Discovers New Life After Death

VIDEO: Biophysicist Discovers New Life After Death
Joyce Hawkes, PhD is a biophysicist and cell-biologist turned healer. Honored with a National Achievement Award for her work with the effects of environmental pollutants on fish cells, she is a post-doctoral Fellow with National Institutes of Health and was elected to the position of Fellow in the American Association for Advancement ...
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VIDEO: A Good Goodbye with Gail Rubin

VIDEO: A Good Goodbye with Gail Rubin
Don’t plan to die? Bad news – humans have a 100% mortality rate. Yet only 30% of us make end-of-life plans: wills or trusts, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning. That leaves 70% of us unprepared and devastated, not if, but when a death occurs. Listen to Gail Rubin ...
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VIDEO: "Dying to be me!" TEDx Talk by Anita Moorjani

VIDEO: "Dying to be me!" TEDx Talk by Anita Moorjani
TEDX Talk by Anita Moorjani Doctors had given Anita Moorjani just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital in a coma on the morning of February 2nd, 2006. Unable to move as a result of the cancer that had ravaged her body for almost four years, Anita entered ...
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VIDEO: The Gift of Near Death by Lewis Brown Griggs

VIDEO: The Gift of Near Death by Lewis Brown Griggs
A TEDX Talk by Lewis Brown Griggs: Why do so many of us focus on the story of our shortcomings? How can our uniqueness be recognized as the greatest gift we bring to one another? Through his lives and near deaths, Lewis Brown Griggs shares transformational perspectives on how our ...
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VIDEO: Life that doesn't end with death by Kelli Swazey

VIDEO: Life that doesn't end with death by Kelli Swazey
A TEDMed talk by Kelli Swazey In Tana Toraja, weddings and births aren't the social gatherings that knit society together. In this part of Indonesia, big, raucous funerals form the center of social life. Anthropologist Kelli Swazey takes a look at this culture, in which the bodies of dead relatives ...
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VIDEO: From life to death, beyond and back by Dr. Thomas Fleischmann

VIDEO: From life to death, beyond and back by Dr. Thomas Fleischmann
A TEDX Talk by Dr. Thomas Fleischmann Dr. Fleischmann sees dead people. Hundreds and thousands of them. To put it clearly, he has seen over 2,000 humans die. But also brought back to life. In his talk, he shares the near death experiences ("Nahtoderfahrungen") he witnessed as an emergency physician and tells ...
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VIDEO: A Good End of Life by Judy MacDonald Johnston

VIDEO: A Good End of Life by Judy MacDonald Johnston
A TEDX Talk by Judy MacDonald Johnston: Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days. In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a "good end of life." Judy MacDonald ...
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VIDEO: Don't Mean to Dwell on This Dying Thing

VIDEO: Don't Mean to Dwell on This Dying Thing
A TEDX by Rebecca Brown on The Discomfort With Death: Rebecca Brown challenges our American discomfort with death by sharing experiences from her work with hospitalized adolescents and young adults who are suffering or dying. She suggests that our "pornographic" relationship with death creates fear, anxiety, and loneliness for those ...
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VIDEO: 'Ask a Mortician' on Advance Directives and Why You Should Have One

VIDEO: 'Ask a Mortician' on Advance Directives and Why You Should Have One
We’re quick to have conversations about how we want to live our lives but steer away from the ones concerning how we’d like to prepare for them to end. We all deserve the chance to communicate our preferences in who handles our care and how we want to be treated ...
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Inside A Home Funeral

Inside A Home Funeral
Melissa Roberts Weidman, a hospice writer and administrator, recounts her experience with a home funeral. After the death of her best friends’ 22-year-old son, Weidman was asked to help arrange his home funeral. In the article, she describes the intimate details of preparing his body, as well as the emotions ...
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