Conversations on Death

Lorena Alvarez Ruiz

This podcast explores death, dying, and the afterlife from multiple perspectives - physical, psychological, spiritual, ethical, historical, societal, and more. Join me on my mission to make death less taboo by bringing forward the many lessons death can teach the living, so that we can live more intentional and purposeful lives.

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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy in Death with Megan Miller
Jan 9 2024
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy in Death with Megan Miller
Megan Miller, PhD, RN (she/they) is a Registered Nurse and a faculty member in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. Megan’s work focuses on providing holistic, compassionate, and equitable palliative and supportive care. Her research examines the role of spirituality in supporting management of common cancer-related symptoms, and explores equitable, human-centered approaches to psilocybin-assisted therapy in the context of serious illness. She is the founder of the Creative Dying Project, a Death Café facilitator and a recent grad of the California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research program.We chat about palliative care; psychedelic-assisted therapy as a supportive tool for facing illness, death, and grief; her preparation in working on a project (Creative Dying) to build a dying center where psychedelic therapy and other integrative therapies can be offered; and lastly, we chat about a conversation game about death that she co-created/launched. *Episode recorded in 2022* _________________________Connect with Megan!Website: Dying Game: Dying Project: in touch!Facebook: conversationsondeathpodcast@gmail.comSHARE & LEAVE A REVIEW IF YOU DIG WHAT YOU HEARD! ;)
Our Digital Afterlife with Dr. Elaine Kasket
Dec 26 2023
Our Digital Afterlife with Dr. Elaine Kasket
Dr. Elaine Kasket is an expert on technology’s role within our work, individual psychology, and relationships. In a tech-dominated world, she helps her audiences and clients centre their humanity, nurture their connections with others, and maximize mindful, values-aligned personal and relational agency. She's a leading cyberpsychologist, inspiring keynote speaker, effective psychological/transformational coach, and seasoned storyteller.On this episode we dive into what our digital footprint is, the implications of having such a thing, its ethical concerns, and what we can do take back control of our data.  Elaine is the author of All the Ghosts in the Machine: The Digital Afterlife of Your Personal Data (Robinson, 2019), in which she argues that what happens to our data when we die is the perfect lens for understanding the true power big tech wields over our information and our identities.Her latest book is REBOOT: Reclaiming Your Life in a Tech-Obsessed World, in which Elaine explores how we can reclaim much of that power. At this juncture, with AI growing in strength and influence, Elaine explores how we can retain our fundamental humanity and nurture our relationships at every stage of life, and live more mindfully with and through technology.*Episode recorded in 2021* _________________________Connect with Elaine!Website: and Therapy Practice Website: https://www.drelainekasket.com__________________________Get in touch!Facebook: conversationsondeathpodcast@gmail.comSHARE & LEAVE A REVIEW IF YOU DIG WHAT YOU HEARD! ;)