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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 04/05/2023


Join us for a live & interactive discussion with a noted author and thought-leader who will guide us through a thoughtful and inspirational journey that explores significant questions about mortal existence, the nature of loss, and life’s most difficult challenges. 

Brent Green Author of Questions of the Spirit: The Quest for Understanding at a Time of Loss; Marketing to Leading-Edge Baby Boomers; Generation Reinvention; Noble Chaos: A Novel; and WARRIOR: The Life and Lessons of a Man Who Beat Cancer for 57 Years.


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12:13:38     From  William randolph : Broken Heart syndrome is fairly well documented

12:14:27     From  William randolph : I have observed it happening with older adults in the CCRC's I have served as a Chaplain.

12:23:03     From  Holly Lawrence : Beautiful photos, Brent!

12:24:45     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Brents Fav Coffee Shop in Denver! https://www.stellascoffee.com/

12:25:25     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Brent began his career as a rehabilitation psychologist then transitioned to advertising. Today he is a creative director, author, speaker, and trainer specializing in Baby Boomers, the generation born from 1946 through 1964. https://questionsofthespirit.com/

12:29:34     From  William randolph : As a Chaplain, I know that part of the grieving process is beginning to reframe the loss or death, so that the Divine's presence is real, authentic, and relevant.

12:29:39     From  Leslie McTyre : creativity brings us closer to creator and forces us to look around this new neighborhood and re-identify ourselves at a higher level.

12:30:22     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Questions of the Spirit: The Quest for Understanding at a Time of Loss https://a.co/d/cBgP7ez

12:32:07     From  William randolph : Thanks for  listing Grief Support Groups for Hospice. Grieving is best done in grief settings. We all need the support of others.

12:32:27     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : It’s never easy coping with illness or loss, especially not when it happens to someone you love dearly. Please know that during the difficult days and months that lay ahead, Capital Caring Health Grief Counselors provide a variety of services that we hope will address your needs. These services include:

Telephone support or ZOOM video calls

Short-term individual or family grief counseling

Resources for families with children, as well as support groups and workshops.  https://www.capitalcaring.org/get-help/our-services/grief-support/

12:32:32     From  William randolph : Solo grieving often results in despair.

12:33:30     From  William randolph : Thanks Brent, there is an accumulation of grief. Sometimes we are still working through and processing grief of other loved ones when we lose the newest loss.

12:34:08     From  William randolph : Death Cafes were a movement in which often folks were able to pre- discuss death.

12:34:15     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : How we want to die – represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. https://deathoverdinner.org/

12:37:42     From  Carla Andersen : Dr. Peter Fenwick speaks very eloquently about how humanity must embrace our mortality and plan for that phase of life. He can be found on Ted Talks and You Tube

12:39:40     From  William randolph : Brent's book is a great study for churches and older adults individually, since it is about not only grieving but about how we think about death.

12:40:01     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Peter Fenwick: The Art Of Dying Well https://youtu.be/U-CXpReUpiM

12:40:18     From  Leslie McTyre : Steve, the more you force us to talk about death the greater your service to our wayward society. Your guest is great! Death is our only certainty and it's the one we spend this least time learning about.

12:42:20     From  Phyllis Palombi   to   Hosts and panelists : Such and important discussion.  I was in a grief group for 6 years after my husband died.  Being in a group where others understood and you were not burdening others was very freeing! I am interested in resilience and this podcast is essential to understanding the development of healthy grieving and health.

12:43:22     From  William randolph : The wrong time to really think about mortality is when we are actively dying. It is like doing homework before a big test. This is why Questions of the Spirit is such a treasure of a book.

12:44:11     From  Monna Lang   to   Hosts and panelists : BJ Miller on Youtube.   What really matters at the end of life………..created a Hospice in San Francisco

12:45:45     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : What really matters at the end of life | BJ Miller https://youtu.be/apbSsILLh28

12:45:51     From  William randolph : Jung theorized that older adults who go through 2 psychological processes in the last quarter of life --coming to terms with the purpose and meaning of life and working through or processing our own mortality or the mortality of others.

12:47:02     From  William randolph : Dying well is really about living well and being satisfied with our lives. Life satisfaction is definitely related to being ok with our deaths.

12:47:50     From  William randolph : When I served as a Hospice Chaplain, there were times when I observed that persons only really begin to live their lives, when they were actively dying.

12:49:11     From  William randolph : Brent is speaking to maintaining connections as an important part of recognizing our true identities and spiritual identies

12:50:09     From  William randolph : Legacy pieces help us come to terms for the meaning of life.

12:50:12     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Here is the discussion with Jeff Rubin! "Aging is not about old people; it's about everyone." discussion on Ageism and Age Discrimination https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/aging-is-not-about-old-people-it-s-about-everyone-discussion-on-ageism-and-age-discrimination

12:50:34     From  Leslie McTyre : We need to learn how to guide dying people not about life but what it is that they well be going through in the dying process - forget regrets and guide them into a peaceful trip through the various levels of dying.

12:51:40     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : STORYWORTH https://welcome.storyworth.com/

12:51:55     From  Jeff Rubin : Thank you it does.

12:52:20     From  Carla Andersen : Steve, BJ Miller's work is wonderful and upifting

12:52:36     From  William randolph : In the Middle Ages there were Ars Moriendi literally the Art of Dying, which were essentially guides to helped make dying easier.

12:52:37     From  Phyllis Palombi   to   Hosts and panelists : I would love to tackle that.  My patients and their families benefit from “reviewing” their departing this life before death.  I have grandkids interview their grandparents etc

12:54:23     From  William randolph : A lot of times we do not have the words to say or to know how to start the conversations around death and dying. There is a short book entitled at the Edge of Life, by Richard Morgan https://www.amazon.com/At-Edge-Life-Conversations-Death/dp/0835813320

12:56:35     From  ABIOLA BAJERE : Thank you Brent for those artwork and this great topic.  Thank you Steve.

12:56:53     From  Barbara Weidhorn : Thank you for sharing about this important subject.

12:59:13     From  William randolph : AGI is being used interactively now to create conversations from video recordings of now passed on people as a way to help those who are born after their lives to be able to experience conversation with them.

12:59:49     From  William randolph : No the book Questions of the Spirit is really amazing!!!!

13:02:15     From  Leslie McTyre : THANKS!!

13:02:26     From  Paula David   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you.

13:02:28     From  Carla Andersen : William Randolph, would you please share your contact info?

13:02:46     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Life and Death: A Cosmic Perspective from Neil deGrasse Tyson https://youtu.be/EwncyLyTXQ4

13:02:56     From  William randolph : william.randolph@boomerstock.org

13:03:10     From  MAX PAUL FRANKLIN : Great event!!!


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