Episode 12

Published on:

31st Dec 2021

The New School of Life, Living, and Dying Well.

Episode Overview: In this episode, my guest Sue Brayne and I address new ways to think, behave, live more consciously, and help others right to their very last breaths.  We dive into different ways that near death/out-of-body experiences may change our quality of life and help us to better understand and cherish our own mortality.

We discuss how to make caring for someone we love a bit more comfortable for them, as well as us as caregivers.  The episode also covers research on psychedelics being tested to comfort the terminally ill, and the positive impact that Death Cafés are having on the hearts and souls of so many around the world. 

Yes, life is beautiful! Join me as Sue shows us how to live better with what we know and have now.

Guest: Sue Brayne originally trained as a state registered nurse. She has an MA in the Rhetoric and Rituals of Death (King Alfreds, Winchester), a second MA in Creative Writing (Oxford Brookes), and was an honorary researcher for Dr. Peter Fenwick’s five-year retrospective study into end-of-life experiences through the Clinical Division of Southampton University. She is the author of several books on death, dying, and mortality, including Nearing the End of Life: a guide for relatives, friends, and carers. This has now been translated into six languages, most recently Finnish and German. For many years Sue worked as a psychotherapist, specializing in trauma, end-of-life issues, bereavement, and grief.  She has also facilitated numerous Death Cafes in many different settings and hosts the Embracing Your Mortality podcast. Recently she published Granny Mo, Is Teddy Going to Die? her first early years picture book helps young children and adults talk together about death and dying. Suebrayne.co.uk

Host: Nancy May, Author How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies, Step-by-Step Before, During, After!  Expert in managing the path of step-by-step caring for an aging parent or family member, even from over 1200 miles away, or more. For a Free File-of-Life to www.howtosurvive911.com. Nancy is also the Co-Founder of CareManity LLC, and the private FaceBook group, Eldercare Success.

Disclaimer: The views, perspectives, and opinions expressed in this show are those of the show guest and not directly those of the companies they serve or that of the host or the producer CareManity, LLC. Information discussed should not be taken as medical, legal, or financial advice. Please seek the advice or you own personal medical, legal or financial advisors as each person’s situation is different. (c) Copyright 2021 CareManity, LLC all rights reserved. CareManity is a trademark of CareManity, LLC.

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About the Podcast

Eldercare Success
Doing It Best with Eldercare Success
Join us in Doing it Best with Eldercare Success where we explore ways to relieve the stress, exhaustion and overwhelm that we all face in caring for an aging parent, frail spouse, or partner. Fear, frustration, emotional and financial strain do not have to be your MO! In this show, we dive into unraveling the tricks, traps, and gotchas that create more questions than answers while caring for those we love.
Join Nancy May, and her guests as she helps relieve the pressures and delivers solid ways to find more joy and freedom as we care for those with those we love. Here you’ll learn how to find the ground under your feet again. Hang tight there’s a better road ahead.
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Nancy May

Nancy May is a corporate leader, business advisor, author, speaker, and nationally recognized podcast host. She has spent her career working with CEOs, Boards of Directors, and senior leaders in the public and private corporate sectors. These experiences gave her the strength and foundation to step in and provide her parents with guidance and support, both as their POA and Trustee, and diehard advocate as they aged. Nancy credits her father an entrepreneur, innovator of innovative eyewear design, and her mom for encouraging and preparing her to acquire the many skills needed to start, build, and lead several successful businesses. She has transitioned these competencies and life lessons to into her new business, CareManity, LLC, which focuses on providing family caregivers structured ways to obtain practical knowledge, resources, and access much-needed support.