A Community Dialogue and Book Signing – Murphys, CA

A Community Dialogue and Book Signing

with Patt Lind-Kyle, MA

The Murphys Diggins Community Center
216 Tom Bell Road, Murphys, CA
Sunday February 25, 2018 ~ 11:30am – 2:00pm

Join us for “Finger Food” Pot Luck & Book Review
Please bring a dish to share if you can!

Hosted by John Adams & Rhoda Nussbaum

Books available onsite through Sustenance Books

Please RSVP John Adams 415 385 8388 or jadams655@att.net

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Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying & Awakening

Death is simply one more aspect of being a human being, but in our culture, we’ve made it a taboo. As a result, most of us walk through life with conscious or unconscious fears that prevent us from experiencing true contentment. Embracing the End of Life invites you to lean into your beliefs and questions about death and dying, helping you release tense or fearful energy and awaken to a more vital life now.

Author – Patt Lind-Kyle
Patt’s latest book Embracing the End of Life was #1 Amazon New Release for multiple Death & Grief categories. Her book Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain won the Independent Publishers Gold Medal Award and a Best Book Award from USA Book News.  Patt has written a chapter in Audacious Aging and she is also the author of When Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up.

Hosted by John D Adams, PhD and Rhoda Nussbaum, MD

John and Rhoda are hosting this Community Dialogue and Embracing the End of Life Book Signing event for their community in Murphys, CA.

John has been a professor, manager, author, international speaker, consultant, and seminar leader. John served as the Chair of the Organizational Systems Ph.D. Program at Saybrook University (San Francisco) for 10 years, and also as a guest faculty member in a number of post-graduate programs.

In retirement, John focuses on volunteer and service work. In Calaveras County, he has served on a variety of local nonprofit boards of directors / advisors. Internationally, he was on the board of Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer, where he also served as the Administrative Director for PINCC-India. His recent local seminars have focused of End of Life preparation; and on promoting individual well-being, household emergency preparation, and community development in the Sierra Foothills communities.

Rhoda is an obstetrician/gynecologist, serving for 30 years at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco. She also served as Assistant Physician in Chief of the medical center and was Founding Director of the KP Northern Region Women’s Health Program.

In retirement, Rhoda focuses on volunteer and service work. She is a mentor in The Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program and has served on local nonprofit boards. Internationally, she was on the board of Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer, where she served as Medical Director for PINCC-India. She was involved in lobbying for the California End of Life Options Act, and currently offers seminars on End of Life preparation.

Patt Lind-Kyle on Voice For Truth

Patt on VoiceAmerica’s Voice for Truth

Patt Lind-Kyle on Voice For Truth

Click to listen to Patt’s podcast on Voice of Truth on Voice America.

Sharon Ann Wikoff, host of Voice For Truth, interviews Patt Lind-Kyle about her newest book Embracing The End of Life: A Journey into Dying & Awakening on Monday, November 27 at 9am Pacific.

Patt invites us to truly embrace death so we can be free to live more fully. Do you avoid thinking about your death? Have you considered developing a relationship with dying? Death is simply one aspect of being human, but in our culture, we’ve made it taboo. Thus, most of us walk through life with fears that prevent us from experiencing true contentment. Embracing the End of Life invites you to lean into beliefs and questions about death and dying to release fearful energy and awaken to a more vital life now. Preparing mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for this inevitable transition provides clarity and strength. Exploring multiple aspects of life and death, this book helps unwind the challenge of death and discover the truth of your own path to inner freedom.

 

Read more…

I hope you will join us,

Patt Lind-Kyle

 

About Voice For Truth and Sharon Wikoff

Monday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Would you like to realize your full potential? Do you ever dare to consider what is really possible for yourself and our world?

On VOICE FOR TRUTH, Sharon Wikoff is dedicated to helping us all remember that we have the power to create a world that works for everyone. What would you like to see created? Sharon interviews inspiring guests who encourage us to remember our true nature and our natural connection to the planet and all of life. Voice For Truth will support you in knowing your greatness and empower you to know your voice matters. Exceptional young people will share their projects and how they are making a difference in the world. Sharon supports listeners to deeply realize their own unique potential, power and purpose.

Tune in to Voice For Truth, Mondays at 9 AM Pacific Time on the Voice America Variety Channel.

5 Spiritual Practices to Prepare For the End of Life

BeliefNet.com By Patt Lind-Kyle MA

In a recent article published by BeliefNet.com, Patt shares how to use your faith to handle your last days through 5 spiritual practices.

In her intimate essay, Patt opens with “Spirit is the force within you that is believed to give your body life, energy, and power. If this vital force gives life to all of us then a spiritual practice would seem to be an important part of your daily life for an existence filled with health, balance and vitality. If that is true for your life now, then how do spiritual practices help you at the end of your life?”
5 Spiritual Practices image from BeliefNet.com and Shutterstock
We begin with forgiveness and then in turn gratitude, appreciation, kindness and compassion. These five spiritual practices will help you to prepare for the end of your life. Each practice is a life-long journey of learning and discovery.  With each practice, Patt offers compelling exercises to open your heart, heal your mind, and embrace a conscious awakening process.

Read  5 Spiritual Practices to Prepare for the End of Life

Patt on Moments with Marianne Pestana on iHeart Radio

I was delighted to be a guest with Marianne Pestana on Moments with Marianne on Monday, November 27th.  Listen to the interview podcast at Moments with Marianne as we discuss my new book Embracing the End of Life.

In a single moment your life can change! “Moments with Marianne” is a transformative hour that covers an endless array of topics with the ‘best of the best.’ Her guest are leaders in their fields, ranging from inspirational authors, top industry leaders, business and spiritual entrepreneurs. Each guest is gifted, and a true visionary! A recognized leader in her own work, and while teaching others to develop, refocus, and grow; Marianne will bring the best guest, and sometimes a special surprise. Don’t miss this – you never know just which ‘moment’ will change your life forever.

Click to listen the podcast OR download the Moments with Marianne app on iTunes & Google Play! from Monday, November 27, 2017.

Learn more about Embracing the End of Life and explore Approaching the End of Life Resources.

MyDirectives.com – online Advance Care Directives

MyDirectivesI recently discovered a very practical tool for preparing a personalized advance care plan online through MyDirectives.com. MyDirectives makes your emergency, critical and advance care desires readily available through your mobile device and computer.  It is free, easy and always available.

A personalized online emergency, critical and advance care plan

MyDirectives is the first completely digital emergency, critical and advance care planning service that is secure, easy to understand, and free to consumers to use.  MyDirectives and MyDirectives MOBILE are services offered by ADVault, Inc., a privately held U.S. corporation dedicated to ensuring that emergency first responders, doctors, nurses and caregivers always have access to the most important voice in healthcare – yours.

Everything you need for a 21st century emergency medical care plan is in MyDirectives.com’s award-winning Universal Advance Digital Directive (uADD)™.    You can complete it in minutes or take as long as you need to feel confident.  MyDirectives is an online application “app” that helps you create your own emergency, critical and advance care plan for your family and doctors so they can make decisions on your behalf.

MyDirectives makes it easy to create a state-of-the-art emergency, critical and advance care plan. You can answer questions in your own words or pick from a selection of the most common answers. Add your thoughts with as much detail as you wish. You can even add your own video responses.

Mobile app - MyDirectivesThrough MyDirectives and MyDirectives MOBILE, ADVault helps consumers record their medical treatment wishes, preferences regarding palliative and hospice care, organ donation, and autopsy, and other critical personal information both on the device, and in the format, that is most convenient and comfortable for them. MyDirectives then works with personal health record and electronic medical record vendors, as well as healthcare providers and payers, to make all of that information securely available on demand, whenever and wherever needed.

Then when needed, MyDirectives are easy to share.You can share your emergency care plan with anyone at any time. Hospitals that link to MyDirectives can access your care plan when you are admitted.  You can also download the MyDirectives MOBILE™ app to add your own video statement to your profile.

Click to Learn How MyDirectives Works.

 

Spirituality Today – Book of the Month

Spirituality Today has designated Embracing the End of Life as Book of the Month for October 2017!

However you look at it Embracing the End of Life is a remarkable perspective on the dying process, and from all angles. Its spiritual perspective adds greatly to the sheer practicalities of the decaying of the physical body and its clear spiritual undercurrent whilst managing to avoid touching upon the thorny issue of religion. Having said that the writing in this work does lean towards Eastern philosophies at time but this is probably somewhat rather inevitable given their more mature and supportive perspective on death.  This includes a strong emphasis on meditation as an important exercise throughout life and a brief look at the Enneagram.

Throughout its pages Embracing the End of Life offers a good balance between commentary, exercises, advice and guidance. It is a well-constructed publication and written with a sympathetic but non-condescending style. I would heartedly recommend it to anyone contemplating the final stages in their life but feel it will be of immense value to those who are trying to aid them through that transition.

Death is, from our physical perspective, the final journey we make. Confronting the issues imposed by the final days of our lives is the greatest of all challenges. 

Sadly, we do not live in a society that adequately prepares us for that last great leap into the unknown. Someone who is keenly aware of that fact is Patt Lind-Kyle; an author, teacher, therapist, speaker and consultant who’s book Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain won the Independent Publishers Gold Medal Award and Best Book Award from USA Today News. In her nook Embracing the End of Life she tackles that same thorny issue of dying and offers some practical advice for those making the final steps into death.

Read the full review at Our Review of Embracing the End of Life by Patt Lind-Kyle

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Read more on Embracing the End of Life.

In The Parlor – The Final Goodbye

A documentary film examining the growing trend of families caring for their loved ones after death.

In the last few days, I viewed this very important film that is now being shown in theaters and film festivals around the country. I was moved and inspired by viewing In The Parlor and the alternative approach to death and death care it presents.

In The Parlor: The Final Goodbye takes a critical look at the American relationship with death and an inquiry into the home death care movement. The film takes viewers on a journey where very few have gone, and challenges us to reflect on this uncomfortable subject, which so often is hidden away and ignored.  Rejecting the mainstream tradition of hiring funeral professionals to care for the deceased, families in search of a more personal and fulfilling way to say goodbye are taking an active role in caring for relatives who have died.

Click  to view trailer on In The Parlor website.
Written, Produced, and Directed by Heidi Boucher
Co-Produced and Directed by Ruby Sketchley

You can purchase a DVD/Blu-Ray or  watch for In The Parlor: The Final Goodbye in a theater near you.

See Approaching End of Life Resources for additional End of Life related resources.

Enneagram Institute Embracing the End of Life review

From The Enneagram Institute® Newsletter, October 2017

The Enneagram Institute® students offer amazing and innovative work in a variety of fields and practices around the world. This month, we highlight author and thought leader Patt Lind-Kyle, who recently published Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying & Awakening to critical acclaim. Brian Taylor offers the following book review:

“The study of death – the only certainty that life holds for us – must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.”  This seemingly paradoxical quote, from Dr. Stanislav Grof, is cited by Enneagram Institute student Patt Lind-Kyle in her latest book, Embracing the End of Life:  A Journey into Dying and Awakening (Llewellyn Publications, 2017).  It also encapsulates the fundamental two-fold approach that Patt employs in her overall structure of this book.   The first part is a moving contemplation on preparation for the inevitability of death that each of us will ultimately face. The second addresses the inner journey that we must pursue in our day-to-day lives to overcome resistance to the inescapable reality, and perhaps constant nearness, of our own death – an encouraging reminder to strive to live our lives now with mindfulness and awakeness.

In a thoughtful, warm, and non-threatening voice, Patt gently invites the reader to address the natural feelings – conscious or unconscious – of fear, pain, and separation that many of us may associate with the process of dying – the loss of all that is precious to us during our lives. Through a series of tender and compassionate exercises, practices, and meditations, Patt provides suggestions for reflection about death, suffering, and the meaning each of us searches for in life. The stages of the journey she shares, in many ways, reflects the process of true spiritual growth: acknowledging the constrictions and restraints we have that accompany our resistance to reality, enabling us to learn to let go, and, ultimately, to release and transcend those fears and restraints. As Patt puts it, “to surrender your physical life is to let go of the constricted self, this personality identity that you’ve created and lived with all your life.” It’s the path to the ultimate “letting go”. As Don used to say to me, the process of life is a gradual and necessary release of everything we possess, and, ultimately, of all that we think we are and an acceptance of all that we actually are.

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My newest book Embracing the End of Life incorporates the fundamental principles of the Enneagram and the Enneagram Institute. I extend my deepest appreciation to Brian Taylor and the Enneagram Team for the gracious review of Embracing the End of Life in their October 2017 Newsletter.

Conversations with Michael Stone

Patt on Conversations with Michael Stone

On Conversations with Michael Stone, Patt and Michael shared an intimate, in depth conversation about life and the continuum of death and dying.  Focusing on Patt’s recently released book Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying and Awakening, Michael and Patt explore the awakening impact of facing personal and societal fears of death and embracing a conscious dying process.  Listen as Patt shares her own personal story of confronting death and the freedom that emerged through that process.

Click the arrow icon to listen to their hour long Conversation.

About Conversations with Michael Stone

Conversations with Michael StoneA leading edge thinker and award winning journalist, Michael Stone reaches out to a global network engaging in transformative Conversations.  For over a decade, Michael has been interviewing renowned experts and leading edge thinkers in the area of Environmental Restoration, Social Justice, Conscious Evolution and Spiritual Fulfillment. Michael and his guests are raising conscious on our planet with the intent to inform, inspire and activate a new story of peace, equality and right action towards all life. Learn more and view archived Conversations at AreWeListening.net. Listen to Conversations each Tuesday at 1PM Pacific Time via Live Stream on KVMR 89.5 FM Radio Nevada City.

As a noted trainer, Michael offers a series of Embodied Shamanism Workshops in which participants experience the power and practices of the world’s oldest spiritual healing tradition.

Michael is also publishes the Well of Light newsletter, The Well of Light offers inspiring, insightful and action-orientated programs that support the great evolutionary unfolding towards a world that is characterized by harmony and respect for all life, humanity and nature. Michael’s underlying premise is that true societal and global change will arise from inner transformation.

Conversations with Michael Stone

Patt Lind-Kyle on Conversations with Michael Stone Sept 12

Join Patt Lind-Kyle on Conversations with Michael Stone on KVMR 89.5 FM Radio, Tuesday Sept 12 at 1:00pm PDT.

In an engaging conversation, Patt and Michael will explore Patt’s just released book Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying and Awakening.

Conversations, hosted by Michael Stone, brings you leading edge thinkers in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Social Justice and Spiritual Fulfillment. “We look for positive solutions to local and global issues that leave you touched, moved and inspired to action. Our weekly guests include local and global experts and concerned citizens working together to heal the wounds that separate, alienate and marginalize people…” ~ Michael Stone

Conversations with Michael Stone - Patt Lind-Kyle Embracing the End of LifeListen live at http://www.kvmr.org/player

Learn more about Conversations at http://www.arewelistening.net/