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Dancing With Death

Birth, death & mourning doula Laura Saba works at the bookends of life supporting arrivals and departures from this adventure we call Life. This has given her a unique perspective as to what people regret and celebrate as their lives draw to a close. Join Laura as she explores how our relationship with our mortality shapes the epic story we're writing with the moments of our lives, our little chapter in the book of humanity. Want to live a life you won't regret? Tune in and start exploring the quality questions that will get you there.
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Oct 6, 2016

Death & Mourning doula and trainer of doulas, Laura Saba, answers listener questions about the legacy we leave in our wake once our story here is done. What has our time here on earth spawned, what life story have we created, and how is it impacting the world even after we have gone?

Exploring our sense of purpose, using the reality and inevitability of death as a touchstone that can help us remember the value of living deeply conscious and present so that we may create an extraordinary story with our life moments, is a key factor of legacy-building. Why do people legacy-build, and what is the worth of one legacy style versus another? Is legacy solely about ego and a need to continue on, or are there other reasons that may drive one toward legacy-building?Join Laura as she shares this from the perspective gained through her work with the dying and grieving, and her own legacy-building efforts. 

Join Laura as she shares this from the perspective gained through her work with the dying and grieving, and her own legacy-building efforts. 

If you wish to submit a question for Laura, or are interested in becoming a death doula or becoming a mourning doula, or just want to find out what doula training involves, visit us at mourningdoula.com

Please note that nothing in this podcast should be construed as legal, therapeutic, or medical advice. Please see appropriate professionals when the situation calls for it. 

Oct 6, 2016

Death & Mourning Doula and doula trainer Laura Saba answers listener questions about what they can do when loved ones hesitate to talk about end-of-life or funeral and disposition topics with them. 

It's incredibly useful to talk about our end-of-life wishes with loved ones, for our own peace of mind, and to help them better navigate life when you arrive there together. If we want to ensure that loved ones are protected, prepared, and able to navigate life after we are gone, these conversations are incredibly important - so what do we do if a loved one isn't open to talking?

In this episode, Laura addresses some ways in which to at least begin the conversation, ways in which to explore what your loved ones' wishes are if they won't open up to you, what you can do to take care of some elements on your own if you meet total resistance, and some of the reasons why someone may not want to have that conversation.

It's important to remember that Laura is not a psychologist or lawyer, and none of this should be considered as legal or therapeutic advice - definitely seek appropriate support when the situation calls for it. Laura is sharing here some of the ways in which she's seen people handle this topic IF IT ISN'T URGENT THAT THINGS ARE ADDRESSED. Nor is she dismissing the need to have such discussions - when she suggests certain things be given time and space, it is to be understood that this is when the situation is appropriate to do so; do not accept this as a replacement for therapeutic or legal advice.

It is hoped you find value in this podcast. Enjoy!

Oct 5, 2016

Death & Mourning doula and doula trainer Laura Saba walks listeners through a fascinating exercise that will help them harness the power of end-of-life perspective, so that they can create a better life NOW!

You're inking your biography, your life story, your chapter in the book of humanity, right here, right now, with the moments of your life. Is it a good one? Is it the most epic story you can tell? Is it the story you want your life to tell? Laura will explain how working with death has shown her how to create a life which will help regret-proof your end-of-life moments, or at least dramatically improve the odds of having lived the life you want to leave behind. 

Once again, Laura explores how our relationship with the reality of death can impact the quality of the life we're leading, and the tale we leave in our wake. Want to live powerfully? Spend a few minutes here now.

If you've enjoyed this episode, if you've found value here, please make sure to subscribe or comment. 

If you'd like to submit a question or if you've any interest in becoming a death doula or want to find out more about death doula training you can visit www.mourningdoula.com, where you'll find a number of tools about death and mourning doula discernment, and information on becoming a facilitator of more conscious, informed engagement with death and funerals.

Please note that nothing in this podcast should be construed as legal, therapeutic, or medical advice. Please see appropriate professionals when the situation calls for it. 

Oct 5, 2016

Death & Mourning Doula and Doula trainer Laura Saba answers a listener's question about how to help a loved one live fully 'til the end, once they've been given a diagnosis. Laura uses tactics she trains her doulas in, and ways in which she works with folks to help create and hold the space for talking about their forthcoming death, and how to help them create the best death possible. She also explores palliative versus curative-focused care, and the difference one choice or the other can make on the life and experiences one has in the time they have left.

If you want to help a loved one have a truly good death, and if you want to live the time you have remaining together as fully as possible, check out Laura's suggestions for navigating the at times difficult and awkward terrain in the most successful way possible. She also explores how this can impact your own views and considerations about mortality (yes, your own), and how creating powerful conversations will serve not only your loved

If you want to help a loved one have a truly good death, and if you want to live the time you have remaining together as fully as possible, check out Laura's suggestions for navigating the at times difficult and awkward terrain in the most successful way possible. She also explores how this can impact your own views and considerations about mortality (yes, your own), and how creating powerful conversations will serve not only your loved ones, but YOU, too.

Walking this path can free you to live the best life possible. 

If you want to submit a question or explore becoming a death and mourning doula, visit Laura's website at mourningdoula.com. 

Please note that nothing in this podcast should be construed as legal, therapeutic, or medical advice. Please see appropriate professionals when the situation calls for it. 

Oct 5, 2016

Death & Mourning Doula and Doula Trainer Laura Saba talks about the value of high quality questions in shaping our lives - and our deaths. Laura trains her doula students to use a form of Socratic Questioning while utilizing her unique Doula Coaching Method when working with clients. This is a process through which you rise above the obvious basics such as "What kind of funeral do you want?" so that you can get to the deeper things that matter. Once there, you can readily discern what options best fit your situation and circumstance, allowing you to curate the best options possible.

However, this doesn't end there! Laura also explores how clients use such questions in the final months of their lives to create deeper, higher quality living, often expressing that they've "Lived more fully in these last few months of my life than I've done in years before!" - and she then shows you how you can harness that power right here, right now, to create a higher quality life, with or without a diagnosis - because remember, diagnosis or not, we're all facing the same final end-point. Listen and explore how to power up your life through the use of quality questions.

Please note that nothing in this podcast should be construed as legal, therapeutic, or medical advice. Please see appropriate professionals when the situation calls for it. 

Oct 5, 2016

Master Birth, Death & Mourning Doula Laura Saba, Momdoulary, LLC founder of doula trainings at MourningDoula.com and Momdoulary.com, introduces you to her work at the bookends of life, and explores some of the discoveries one makes about life when dealing with birth and death. 

Ever wonder what people regret as they die? Ever think about becoming a death doula or mourning doula? Worry that thinking about death and mortality will be scary or depressing? In this introduction to her new series, Dancing With Death, Laura helps you discover how exploring death can actually free you to more fully "carpe diem," along with sharing a bit of her path to this rare but hallowed work. Join her to discover what it's like to be on call for the Universe, and the lessons one learns along the way. 

To submit questions for future episodes, or to learn more about becoming a death and mourning doula, visit mourningdoula.com 

Please note that nothing in this podcast should be construed as legal, therapeutic, or medical advice. Please see appropriate professionals when the situation calls for it. 

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