In my 20’s I read two books that molded me, On Death and Dying (Elizabeth Kubler-Ross) and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (Sogyal Rinpoche). The former, a theory of the five stages of grief and the second, a practice for how to care for and show love to the dying. Both books prompted me to consider how to live a more meaningful life by contemplating death.
Many years later I made a personal commitment to be of service to alleviate suffering. This means several things, one of which reflects my work as a hospice volunteer and end of life doula. Additionally, I have a long-standing and multifaceted aspiration to aid those who suffer from grief/anxiety/depression/suicidal thoughts, and PTSD. This makes me deeply interested in neuroscience. the mind, psychology,psychotherapy, spirituality, wellness, and related topics.
I’ve studied Buddhist philosophy and practiced meditation for over 25 years and continue to fall in love with the concepts of spaciousness, interconnectedness, compassion, freedom, and kindness offered in the study. It never fails to raise the bar for me and this sets the pace for how I move thru the world.
I studied Biology and Philosophy in college and am a voracious reader of books on Cosmology, Quantum Physics, Tibetan Buddhism, Neuroscience, Grief Work, and End of Life.
More to come.
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