Life, Death, and BACON!
This was a tough show. maybe my favorite.
We’re all going to die. We don’t really want to talk about it, we don’t even want to think about it. But it is inevitable and it’s also scary. Everyone around us is going to die eventually. We don’t know when, we just know that death is coming.
What makes death so scary is that we don’t know for sure what will happen after we die. Some people believe that there is a Heaven, some believe that there is a Hell. Some believe that we will come back and other believe that death is the end. No matter which outcome you are betting on, you are probably not in a rush to be proven right or wrong.
When we speak to people near death it reminds us of our own mortality. And this is something that we would rather put off.
Join us as we discuss why we’re here, where are we going, and what should we be doing until then. Let’s find some peace of mind and ways to share some comforting thoughts with others.
When talking with someone near the end…
B - Be there and be honest.
A - Accept it, all of it (make it all about them).
C - Cry if you need to. It’s okay.
O - Offer to listen, and then really listen.
N - Nurture them; give them what they need.
The big question is, why wait till the end? If we all know that we are all going to die and we don’t know when it will happen, what are we waiting for. Why not live a life and treat others as if each day was our last? One day we’ll be right.
Listen in on the show before we all must go!
Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in 1969
denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance then changed to
shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance
Psychologist J. William Worden provides a framework of four tasks that help us understand how people journey through grief.