Learn what steps you can take now to be ready for whatever life brings you in the future.
NOTE: This episode is dedicated to the memory of Kobe and Gianna Bryant and 7 others who died in a helicopter crash on the morning of January 26th – an unimaginable tragedy.
In this solo episode I share my thoughts on ways we might begin now to prepare ourselves for the inevitable challenges of life–when disaster strikes and death comes for those we love. Though we can never be fully prepared for the uncertainties of life there are things we can do to increase our resilience and improve our chances of surviving “the unimaginable.”
This episode includes:
- What to include in a “Go Bag” for sudden crises when there’s no time to spare
- Recommended books for your “Go Bag”
- Sacred Dying by Megory Anderson
- Vigil: The Poetry of Presence by Pamela Heinrich MacPherson
- Present Through the End by Kirsten DeLeo
- Home Funeral Ceremonies by Donna Belk and Kateyanne Unullisi
- The Tao of Death by Karen Wyatt
- Safe Passage by Molly Fumia
- Soothing music for difficult times
- Graceful Passages by Gary Malkin and Michael Stillwater
- Rosa Mystica by Therese Schroeder-Sheker
- Threshold Choir Music
- Where to get Green Burial Wash for a bathing ritual after the death of a loved one
- The inner work that is necessary to strengthen your “boat” to carry you through the unimaginable
- Why you need to learn to be alone with your thoughts and emotions
- The importance of a forgiveness practice as you prepare for future challenges
- The “Five Remembrances” Meditation from Thich Nhat Hahn
There are moments that the words don’t reach
There is suffering too terrible to name …
We push away what we can never understand
We push away the unimaginableFrom “HAMILTON”
- What to do When Tragedy Strikes
- The Thorn and the Rose: Pain as a Portal for Grace
- Why It’s Good to be Mortal
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