All are welcome to join us and our special guest, Dr. Edward Benzel (pictured) as we discuss the book "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande. Dr. Benzel has participated in several end-of-life discussion groups over the years, including some with Lucy Kalanithi, wife of Paul Kalanithi, the late neurosurgeon who wrote "When Breath Becomes Air." We are so pleased that Dr. Benzel … [Read more...] about A Can’t-Miss Book Club: Being Mortal with Guest Dr. Ed Benzel
All are welcome to join executive director Lisa Vigil Schattinger and other supporters in reading and discussing The Art of Dying Well by Katy Butler.Based on Butler’s experience caring for aging parents, and hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated our fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths, The Art of … [Read more...] about The Next Virtual Book Club is September 2nd!
All are welcome to join executive director Lisa Vigil Schattinger and others from our group in reading and discussing Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death by Henry Fersko-Weiss. "Caring for the Dying describes a whole new way to approach death and dying. It explores how the dying and their families can bring deep meaning and great comfort to … [Read more...] about The Next Virtual Book Club is January 14th at 4 pm.
Join Lisa and the rest of our group in reading the latest book by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jodi Picoult, The Book of Two Ways. “[A] delightfully escapist, high-concept novel . . . The Book of Two Ways nearly spills over in its earnestness and emotion. . . . This is a book of big, burning questions such as what defines a great life.”—BookTrib “Picoult’s fans … [Read more...] about The Next Virtual Book Club is December 3rd!
Join Lisa for a Virtual Book Club discussion. This month, we are reading "Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology" by former Governor of Oregon, Barbara K. Roberts. When her husband, State Senator Frank Roberts, was dying from lung cancer, she had to look inside of herself as well as beyond herself to find ways to survive what felt unbearable. What Barbara Roberts learned … [Read more...] about Virtual Book Club: Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology