We are born, we do stuff, we die. Not only that, but our ancestors were born, did stuff and died and so will those who follow us. This obvious existential truth is the holding frame for our Live Well Die Wise gatherings. Within this frame we will, together, touch the moment in which we each find ourselves - today, now. This ‘moment’ may be a life transition of some sort: a relationship change, a personal or global health crisis, a professional decision to be taken, maybe we find ourselves wondering how many more seasons we have left or see the climate emergency as an existential moment for humanity. Our series in the beginning of 2022 is fully booked. For the Series of virtual gatherings starting in Spring 2022, we invite you to register.
Come and join one of the up-coming virtual listening groups. You will participate in a small online group and practice listening to yourself, to others and to ourselves. We will listen to the images and [...]
Crossing paths – curiosity leading to a surprise invitation It is our last day of a 3-week bicycle tour through Kerala in South India. Riding our bikes down a small street in Cochin, my husband [...]
“Hey! Weren’t you one of the frontliners in that organization of people who want to make a “last will pill” available to its members to realize their self-chosen death when their time has come? ...
Stephen Jenkinson is een verhalenverteller, een ontmoeting met hem is een belevenis.
What moves me in Jenkinson’s work is his activist tone of voice. “It’s not success; it’s not growth; it’s not happiness; it’s the love of life that cradles the moment that signifies the end is [...]
The crucible of making human beings is death. Every culture worth a damn knows that. It’s not success; it’s not growth, it’s not happiness; it’s death.
So I’m telling you that I believe the depression, which is misdiagnosed all the time, does not come from the fact that we are dying; It comes from the fact that we are dying here… now…
Letting Go In Love – A Story of Living and Dying, Celebrating and Grieving, and Finding a Way Forward
My Father’s Wish To Die In Dignity – A Story About Euthanasia and Letting Go Of Life In Love by Patricia Koster
‘So here’s the dilemma” Stephen Jenkinson addresses his audience in the documentary ‘Griefwalker’; ‘The old scheme of pain and symptom-management was going to be the magic bullet, meaning people will be able to die well. The consequences being what?...