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Making Friends with Death

Making Friends with Death

“Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.” ~ Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ~ Our journey of life and death is inextricably woven from the moment we are born. And yet the thought of facing our own mortality often...

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Empathy or Compassion?

“Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective.” ~ Dalai Lama ~ As a society, we understand the importance of practicing empathy and compassion toward people who are less fortunate than we are. Many of us, however,...

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The Myth of Independence

Another casual moment with Dr. B.J. Miller. What are your beliefs on independence? As a society we have set ourselves up with certain standards. Is this a false reality? What and who are we, really? Independence vs. dependence. Let's begin to consider a spectrum in...

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Stop. Look. Listen

“The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.” ~ Epicurus ~ Stop. Look. Listen. Judy Lief, Buddhist teacher, author of Making Friends with Death, and speaker for eNaropa’s upcoming Compassionate Approaches to Aging and Dying, discusses how she assists the...

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Unnecessary Suffering Created by the Healthcare System

Join us for a series of casual moments with Dr. B.J. Miller, an expert on palliative and end of life care, a keynote speaker at our Compassionate Approaches to Aging and Dying. What is suffering and your perspective of suffering? We have all suffered in our lives but...

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Embracing the Unknown

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” ~ Albert Einstein ~ Every single one of us will die. Does this fact instill fear or peace within you? Diane Israel, psychotherapist, Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology at Naropa...

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Palliative Care and It’s Potential to Change Healthcare

Join us for a series of casual moments with Dr. B.J. Miller, an expert on palliative and end of life care, a keynote speaker at our Compassionate Approaches to Aging and Dying. This week's topic is Palliative Care and It's Potential to Change Healthcare. There is a...

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Therapeutic Potential of Aesthetics

Join us for a series of casual moments with Dr. B.J. Miller, an expert on palliative and end of life care, a keynote speaker at our Compassionate Approaches to Aging and Dying conference. This weeks topic is Therapeutic Potential of Aesthetics. What do you think about...

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Our Journey of Life and Death

“The journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~ Have you ever thought you were on the specific path in life, only to have unexpected events take you in another more fulfilling direction? Judy Lief, Buddhist...

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The Gift of Self-Awareness

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.” ~ Lao Tzu ~ Leadership means different things to different people. But in these turbulent times, we recognize that we need leaders of integrity and honor to step up authentically and take wise action....

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