LIVING WHILE DYING – PROSTATE CANCER AND HUMOR

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Theme of the Show: Living While Dying
Guest: Michael Izen and Gina Woolsey, Author: Finger Up My Bum
Lead Host: Stephen Garrett

Michael was given one year to live on November 1, 2015 and living he is! Writing a book on his personal adventures with prostate cancer entitled Finger Up My Bum Michael is setting out to live life fully while he can and bring prostate cancer realities to light with just a little humour.

Its exciting to explore all avenues with our listeners and welcome your feed back at deathmatterslive@gmail.com or on our Facebook page.


Inspired by this show, a friend wrote this poem:

Death Matters

A jump into the pits of fire is certain death.
Crows caws waiting.
Claws outstretch for flesh.
Death matters, lives count.
I shall be the dealer in this game of death with no play in life.
Resist what may.
Expel what is more in strife.
Be told a life may blossom upon the grey mist.
Tell none shall heal from the grips.
A course of final judgment.
Crows will gather in a larger circle.
Dragging down the torch.
The path will always marvel.
One true source of light within.
Crackling embers a flame shudders the fall of grim.
Those that sleep upon the black ground.
One hot blooded body can test your mound.
Greener as grass gets.
Warmth the heart is met with one love for life.
Death matters, be of such frame.
It matters to I for I am to blame.
No kill to obstruct the true.
Deathly calls for what you must do.
On to the next, a tale for the kindred.
A flailing wing is my hindered.
A call to tall order so set it be.
Ring once, hear twice, kill set free.
No burden gathered upon thee back.
Death matters so that is that.


Stephen – Gina and I would like to thank you for having us on your show. It was a lot of fun, and I think we all had a great conversation. In fact, I immediately heard from a friend living in Berlin, who was really inspired by the broadcast. – Michael Izen

AGAINST ALL HOPE / FACING DEATH DAILY

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Theme of the Show: Against All Hope / Facing Death Daily
Guest: Patty Emry, Author, Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Host on Soap Box Co-op Radio, www.pattemry.com
Lead Host: Mara Lees

All her life, Patty has been hearing she is special and unique. Born as a twin, Patty’s organs had not developed. The parents were informed Patty would probably die within a few days. Because of the parent’s faith, they insisted the doctors try anything to save Patty’s life. Patty lived and thrives. Her twin sister died a few months later at 3 months old. Patty has spent her lifetime facing death daily however, this did not stop Patty from marrying, adopting two children and later giving birth to a son.

Patty is a competitive skier, marathon runner, host on Soap Box Co-op radio, author, and public motivator speaker. Her book, ” It takes a sense of humor” is an inspirational story of hope and motivation to anyone who on a daily basis must adapt their health and lifestyle to stay alive and flourish…from losses, to facing health issues, traumas, break ups etc….”Patty Cares”.

Its exciting to explore all avenues with our listeners and welcome your feed back at deathmatterslive@gmail.com or on our Facebook page.

ALTERNATIVE FUNERALS

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Theme of the Show: Alternative Funerals
Guest: Zane Green, Ancient Buriels, www.AncientBurials.com
Lead Host: Abegael Fischer-Lang

Zane Green was a guest at an orthodox funeral a few years back, and the experience changed his life.
The reverence and spiritual strength of the service inspired him to change the way he worked.

Zane and his wife Julia set up Ancient Burials, their own funeral home, earlier this year. We will speak on aspects of serving and helping families in powerfully different ways than those offered the conventional funeral industry. .

Its exciting to explore all avenues with our listeners and welcome your feed back at deathmatterslive@gmail.com or on our Facebook page.

DESIGN AND END-OF-LIFE

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Theme of the Show: Design and End-of-Life
Guest: Ann Rowland, Commander, Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller www.sosjvancouver.org
Lead Host: Sharon Simpson

Our special guest today was Ann Rowland who spearheaded the largest project of The Sovereign Order in the British Columbia area – the 2013 building of the $5.3 million St. John Hospice located on the UBC campus. Hear how her passion and design skill helped to create a serene and beautiful space for those who are at end-of-life as well as for their families.

Anniversary Show!
This show was also our one-year anniversary show! Leela Chinnia shared the eulogy of her father, Siva Chinnia. Leela is the Program Coordinator for Vancouver Co-op Radio and is the brainchild behind a radio show solely dedicated to the topic of death, dying and loss. Our inagural show honoured Leela’s mother, Marie Claire Chinnia.

Its exciting to explore all avenues with our listeners and welcome your feed back at deathmatterslive@gmail.com or on our Facebook page.

DEPRESSION AND GRIEF

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Theme of the Show: Depression and Grief
Guest: Dawn Schooler, Registered Clinical counsellor and owner of Jericho Counselling Services – www.JerichoCounselling.com
Lead Host: Mara Lees

Our special guest today was Dawn Schooler, a Registered Clinical Counsellor and the owner of Jericho Counselling Clinics with locations in Vancouver and Burnaby. Dawn has been working as a counsellor, coach, and teacher for more than 25 years. Dawn is passionate about making counselling more accessible to everyone who wishes to begin the journey. Excellent conversations about grief and how it can lead to depression, how people with depression deal with grief and what steps does a person take to seek help and what help is available. What can we do to support a person suffering from depression especially after a loss a loved one. The deeper the love the deeper the grief. Enjoy the show.

Its exciting to explore all avenues with our listeners and welcome your feed back at deathmatterslive@gmail.com or on our Facebook page.

LIFE’S LOSSES…AND UNATTENDED SORROW

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Theme of the Show: Life’s Losses…and Unattended Sorrow
Guest: Manuel Salgado, Certified Psychotherapist and Clinical Counsellor – www.ManuelSalgado.ca
Lead Host: Abegael Fisher-Lang

Our special guest today was Dawn Schooler, a Registered Clinical Counsellor and the owner of Jericho Counselling Clinics with locations in Vancouver and Burnaby. Dawn has been working as a counsellor, coach, and teacher for more than 25 years. Dawn is passionate about making counselling more accessible to everyone who wishes to begin the journey. Excellent conversations about grief and how it can lead to depression, how people with depression deal with grief and what steps does a person take to seek help and what help is available. What can we do to support a person suffering from depression especially after a loss a loved one. The deeper the love the deeper the grief. Enjoy the show.

Its exciting to explore all avenues with our listeners and welcome your feed back at deathmatterslive@gmail.com or on our Facebook page.

SENIORS: CARE, LOSS AND END OF LIFE

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Theme of the Show: Seniors: Care, Loss and End of Life
Guests: Mara Lees, Abegael Fisher-Lang
Lead Host: Sharon Simpson
Menno Place – one of the largest campuses of care in British Columbia – www.MennoPlace.ca

Today’s show was a conversation around growing old – the losses and the care levels available for seniors in our community. Three hosts had an informative and stimulating conversation about how seniors are cared for when frailty or dementia becomes their reality.

Its exciting to explore all avenues with our listeners and welcome your feed back at deathmatterslive@gmail.com or on our Facebook page.

DEATH AND GRIEF IN THE WORKPLACE

Wednesday, May 25

Theme of the Show: Death and Grief in the Workplace
Guest: Sharon Malmberg
Lead Host: Stephen Garrett

What place does death have in the work environment and what can we begin doing to change how we support our co-workers who have suffered the death of a family member.

Its exciting to explore all avenues with our listeners and welcome your feed back at deathmatterslive@gmail.com or on our Facebook page.

ESTATE PLANNING

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Theme of the Show: Estate Planning
Guest: Sheryne Mecklai
Lead Host: Mara Lees
Sheryne Mecklai is a Tax Partner with Manning Elliott Accountants and Business Advisors.
Sheryne’s focus and expertise is Estate Planning and Business Succession Services for Canadian Business.
Sheryne was a wonderful guest who shared her knowledge and advise concerning Estate Planning and the importance of preparing a plan for the end of life. What is included in Estate planning? All assets owned, property, jewellrey, art, old cars, stamp collections, your investments, life insurance etc. and most importantly, the will.

Its exciting to explore all avenues with our listeners and welcome your feed back at deathmatterslive@gmail.com or on our Facebook page.

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