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Ep. 079 | Surrender, Compassion, and Connection

A Death Doula's Guide to Life, with Danielle Slupesky


What's on the other side of Death?

Danielle Slupesky came face-to-face with her own Mortality through a harrowing and prolonged medical crisis. She barely lived to tell the tale. In the midst of that crisis, she had a near-death experience that completely changed the trajectory of her life and her relationship with Death.

Danielle is an End-of-Life Coach and a Death Doula based out of Albuquerque, NM. In this episode, she gives us a detailed first-hand account of her near-death experience and how it changed her.

Frankly, it's difficult to know where to file or categorize Danielle's experience. On the one hand, it would be reassuring if it fit neatly into my existing worldview or further supported it. But it doesn't do that, so for now it gets filed under "Unsolved Mysteries."

It's clear, though, that what remains a mystery to me has radically transformed Danielle. Its impact cannot be ignored. For that reason alone, her story is worth paying attention to.

But there's more to Danielle's story that deserves our attention, including the importance of surrender, the perils of unconscious living, and how our bodies whisper messages that we need to hear and heed.

This conversation enlightened, challenged, and encouraged me. I hope it does the same for you.

Some Highlights From This Conversation

  • Danielle “before and after” her encounter with Mortality and near-death experience

  • The perils of “unconscious” living and how to live more consciously

  • How to hear what our body is whispering to us about our mental and emotional wellbeing

  • Danielle shares a detailed account of her near-death experience and how it changed her

  • What Danielle considers most important today, after her encounter with mortality and near-death experience

  • How an End-of-Life Coach can help you live more consciously today

  • The role of the Death Doula in the 21st Century

  • Tune in to the full episode for more…

The Graveyard Group: End-of-Life Coaching, Mastermind-style

The Graveyard Group is like end-of-life coaching with the support of your very own confidential board of advisors. Harness the power of the Mortality Mindset to break free from the status quo, become the person you were made to be, and live the life you were made to live with guts, gusto, and abandon. As Danielle pointed out, when we bring our Mortality to the forefront of our awareness and begin planning for a conscious death, we automatically begin to lead more conscious lives.

New groups for men and women are forming now. To learn more, visit my website to schedule a free 1-1 coaching session with me, find me on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, or email me.

Let’s Connect

I can help you uncover what you really want and go after it with guts, gusto, and abandon. To see if a partnership with me is a good choice for you, your first session is free. Find me on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, visit my website, or email me.

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Welcome! I invite you to browse the archive of past interviews with fascinating people and short, topical solo episodes--all designed to equip you with the mindset and the means to become the person you were made to be and live the life you were made to live with guts, gusto, and abandon. We flip the script by inviting our ancient foe, Death, to become an unlikely ally in our heroic journey to leave it all out on the field of life. Turns out, Mortality might just be the best motivator available--blasting us out of our ambivalence and complacency and toward the fullness of our potential.

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