In this episode of HealthMade Radio, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt interviews Judith Johnson, author of Making Peace with Death and Dying. Judith makes a heartfelt appeal for us to free ourselves from the death taboo that continues to haunt our culture and how to confront our mortality with open-hearted curiosity and mindful awareness. She also provides many helpful practices to assist us in developing a healthy relationship with death and dying―our own and others. Judith’s work draws upon her own life lessons, wisdom teachings from around the world, doctoral degrees in social psychology and spiritual science, and mentoring others.
In this episode, learn:
- The lessons learned in the process of caring for the dying, including the importance of love and the revelation of courage, and overcoming fear
- How our cultural Death Taboo that says birth is good and death is bad hinders our ability to make peace with our mortality
- The impact of the spiritual dimension of death
- Making preparation allows you to have a say in the death process and enables you to be present with the one who is dying
- Control vs. vulnerability in the death process
More About Judith Johnson
Judith Johnson is an author, mentor, and educator whose work focuses on developing the ability to consciously thrive and evolve into our best selves. Her mission is to help others master the art of being true to themselves. Whether mentoring, leading workshops, or speaking to groups, she helps others connect deeply to their most treasured truth and inner wisdom, so their lives can be lived in alignment with what matters most to them.
For over forty years, Judith has been studying and teaching about the dynamics of how our beliefs inform our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors both as individuals and in the development of our relationships, social order, culture, and institutions. At the core of her work is the fact that in order to thrive as individuals and as societies, we must first deconstruct dysfunctional beliefs, values, and assumptions. Only then are we free to envision and create healthier, productive, and fulfilling lives.
Judith’s work draws upon her own life lessons, wisdom teachings from around the world, doctoral degrees in social psychology and spiritual science, and mentoring others. Ordained as an interfaith minister in 1985, she serves as a chaplain at her local hospital and counsels the grieving. She is the author of How to Write Meaningful Wedding Vows.
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In an avid pursuit of worldly knowledge, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt conducts weekly interviews on HealthMade Radio with global integrative health experts, scientists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs. These interviews are shared on our page to promote a community of health and education.
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