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DEATH OF A PARENT

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Theme of the Show: Death of a Parent
Guest: Dano and Andrea MacDonald
Lead Host: Mara Lees

Dano and Andrea MacDonald shared their personal story and experience of losing their Dad while in their early teens. They describe their Dad as a dreamer with an adventurous spirit. Roderick Douglas MacDonald was a helicopter engineer, a pilot and eventually sold helicopters. He suffered severe seizures which he tried to hide. Because of his denial , this eventually broke up his marriage. Dano and Andrea’s Mom left with 4 children to raise on her own and work. When the girls were asked who was their main support during this times, they responded their Mamma Mac. After the break up, their Dad traveled from place to place but always keeping in touch. One evening, the family received the dreaded news, their Dad was dead at the age of 49. The girls feel this was the moment that shaped their lives and opened up the rabbit hole.

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

EN-TRANCED TO DEATH

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Theme of the Show: En-Tranced to Death
Guest: Nancy Mellon – www.healingstory.com
Lead Host: Abegael Fisher-Lang

Breaking the Spell: Electronic Addictions & Evolving the Human Story.
The national average for onlline connections is eight hours per day. Most of us feel we are spending too much time online. We sense that the images there are connectd to some sort of loss for ourselves.
What is lost amidst electronic gains? How do the persistent images continually bombarding us contribute to the ebbing of our imaginative thinking?
What images can truly strengthen and sustain us through losses?

Nancy Mellon leads workshops and courses world-wide that brim with creativity. She is a psychotherapist whose books are cherished in many countries. A former Waldorf teacher, Nancy is a pioneer in therapeutic storytelling, inviting people from all walks of life to address their daily challenges creatively, and to explore the body as the foundation for transforming the human story. Nancy Mellon is the author of Storytelling and the Art of Imagination, Storytelling with Children, and Body Eloquence, which won the US Books’ Best Books Award in the field of Alternative Medicine. To learn more, please visit www.healingstory.com

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

SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Theme of the Show: Second Chance at Life
Guest: Santanna Prince – Entrepreneur and Co-Owner, Sugar’d, Langley, BC
Lead Host: Mara Lees

At 30 years old, life was excellent for Santanna Prince. She was healthy, her business was doing well and life was good. Santanna and her sister, co-own a company called Sugar’d in Langley. One day at work, Santanna felt a share pain in under her rib. So severe, she drove herself to the hospital. In pain, she waited 8 hours in the emergency before being seen by a Doctor. Blood tests were ordered. The diagnosis was her pancreas was inflamed caused, as the Doctor said, from drinking alcohol. Santanna does not drink. She was admitted and further tests were preformed. She was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor behind her rib cage. Now finished with her treatments, she is in remission. With enthusiasm Santanna expresses, ” I feel like I have been given a second chance at life”. ” I use to work to live—now I live to work”.

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

TALKING WITH THE CORONER

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Theme of the Show: Talking with the Coroner
Guest: Michael Dekkers, Former Coroner
Lead Host: Sharon Simpson

Serving with the Coroners Service of British Columbia, Michael was one of several coroners responsible for investigating all unnatural, sudden and unexpected, unexplained or unattended deaths in the upper Fraser Valley. He made recommendations to improve public safety and prevent death in similar circumstances.

For each death, Michael determined:

  • The identity of the deceased
  • When, where, and by what means the deceased came to their death
  • The classification of death:
    • Natural
    • Accidental
    • Homicide
    • Suicide
    • Undetermined
  • Whether any reasonable or practical recommendations may be made to prevent future deaths in similar circumstances.

As a member of the Coroners Service, Michael was also responsible for investigation of all child deaths (a child being a person under the age of 19 years) in B.C.

Take a listen – Michael’s experience at the scene of many deaths is fascinating, indeed.

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

DEATH OF THE VISIBLE

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Theme of the Show: Death of the Visible
Guest: Bill Moore – www.BillMooreBooks.com
Lead Host: Abegael Fisher-Lang

Bill Moore has lived in Nelson BC for the better part of his life. He is ‘a man of parts’ – a term coined by Renaissance scholars to describe a person of many capacities, deeply ensconced in spiritual study, arts and culture. And he became legally blind about 20 years ago. As a retired school teacher, Bill has reshaped a life as a writer (novels, short stories, poetry), a tireless community organizer, and an intuitive consultant and master reader of the Tarot, a lifelong companion of some 48 years . Our conversation will focus on the changing of life and personal imagery with the loss of outward vision. We may hear some insights from the Tarot itself.

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

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