In this Dose of Togetherness, take in a grounding meditation from Teresa Yung and hear from palliative care doctor and radio host of Dying To Talk, Dr. Dawn Gross, to learn about how to talk about what matters most to you and how to approach advance care planning. Then take your learnings and connect with your digital neighbors from across the world. All times are Pacific Time.
"My aim is to inspire each of us to stay in a constant state of discovery about what is uniquely essential to us, to talk about it with the people we love, and to relentlessly pursue a healthcare system that is equally interested and curious to discover what these things are—to ensure that care that matters is the only thing delivered."
Dawn Gross, MD, PhD
After earning her BA from USC and a combined MD and PhD from Tufts University, Dr. Gross completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Tufts and fellowship training at Stanford in Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant.
Dr. Gross became a hospice physician after her father’s death and was subsequently invited to join the palliative care team at UCSF. She created and hosted the first of its kind live, call-in radio program, Dying To Talk on 91.7 FM KALW. She is co-founder and CEO of the education and communication training company, Dyalogues.
Compelled by her experiences as a hospice and palliative care provider and caregiver to her father at the end of his life, Dr. Gross continues to speak and write extensively, publishing in The New York Times, JAMA, and Science and has recently completed her first book. www.drasyouwish.com
Teresa Yung is a San Francisco based yoga instructor, wellness teacher, and community builder. Her everyday practices are based in presence, breath, and awareness. She is passionate about bringing emotional wellbeing to her communities and beyond. You can connect to her and her online community, Our Virtual Wellness Studio where facilitators from around the world offer virtual experiences from yoga, meditation, breathwork, cacao, workshops, dance, forest bathing, voice activation and more so that we may continue to be together, regardless of distance.