What I learned about Life from Death:

Jane Whitlock

Jane lost her husband at the age of 47. This experience transformed every aspect of her life. She believes this level of transformation is available to every single person out there. When we don’t talk about death and remind ourselves daily (maybe hourly) that we are going to die, we run the risk of taking this magical gift called life for granted and getting all tangled up in caring about what doesn’t matter. Watch video for full story:

More to dying than meets the eye:

Martha Atkins

Those who work with the dying are familiar with patients seeing long deceased loved ones, angelic beings, even hearing music and comforting voices as the patient nears death. Deathbed phenomena have been documented in the days, weeks, and months before death since the 1500s. Often confused with hallucinations, deathbed phenomena can bring comfort to patients and caregivers if those involved know what they are experiencing. This talk will explain deathbed phenomena and present on-going research about the topic. Accounts from the dying and bedside witnesses will be shared.

We don’t “move on” from grief.

We move forward.

In a talk that’s by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster

Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let’s face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is

gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief.

“A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again,” she says.

“They’re going to move forward. But that doesn’t mean that they’ve moved on.”



Quiet Oaks is a residential home for residents and families facing terminal illness. At Quiet Oaks, we provide an experience that honors and respects the dignity of our residents and their families by focusing on a team approach to provide comfort and support for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Quiet Oaks is a 501(c)(3) Tax ID 20-3905841



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