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As Eckhart Tolle often says, you have a life. Everything else, your worries, all your experienced sufferings are simply your life's situation. 

How we see our life and our situation can color how we live and experience life. It is sometimes hard to imagine that no matter what, we are the author of our own stories: As a palliative care physician and certified life coach, let me help remind you that if things can go wrong, they can also go right. 

Join me in my podcast as we visit people's lives and stories of how we can make our own life a great one, one chapter at a time. 

Write Your Best Chapter is a podcast about life, death and everything in between

Jan 29, 2021

As a little kid, did you look at people who were older and wondered about how their hair turned gray? Andrea did. Then she grew up to become a gerontologist because she loved to really study them. She ended up serving that vulnerable section of our society with so much heart and authenticity. Now she lives in...

Jan 22, 2021

Why is a chaplain here?

I often hear that when we walk into a patient's room for a palliative care consultation. What is "Existential Distress"? I have been wanting to share the importance of chaplaincy and their work surrounding end of life care. Fred Grewe is a master story teller to help me do just that. 

Jan 15, 2021

Sailing and Slow Travel. What is on your bucket list? There is so much we want to do with our lives until the very end. Some things are easy to keep doing, other things not so much. We talk about the first and last time I felt my father's dialysis thrill. Also, what it means to offer dialysis no matter how much time...

Jan 8, 2021

I had the absolute pleasure of taking part in a workshop led by Eckhart Tolle on Winter Solstice on December 2020. I wanted to hear about his take about how we should manage our emotions around this much death and suffering around times of pandemic. I can't think of any other joy than having him quote my all time...

Jan 1, 2021

We will all be hit by a serious illness diagnosis one day. How will we take that news? In a very heart touching episode, my dear friend and colleague, Dr. Sonal Haerter, shares her story of her father in law whom she lovingly calls her Dad. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and lived his life more than ever...