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Death as a Teacher

Hosted by Jessica Murby

Death as a Teacher
What if this often avoided subject of death is the very thing we need to explore in order take action on what matters most to us in life?

This is a guided journey in using action-based practices for thriving in life that are otherwise quite easily diverted for a lifetime.

It may sound extreme to need to remind ourselves of death in order to take action on what really matters to us in life. However, when acknowledging death’s inevitable truth, it in a way makes perfect sense that a reminder of it is the ‘extreme’ we need to act despite the level of resistance that can be present.

We will explore ideas such as … What really matters most to us when considering death? How might we use death as a teacher? What if life wasn't finite? How do we keep the awareness of death with us as a tool for positive change?

This workshop is offered as a drop-in or at a discounted rate as part of our Journey with Death Weekly Series

About the facilitators:

Kristabeth Atwood, M.Div is the founder of Rites of Passage, LLC. As a Life Transition Specialist, Kristabeth uses her gifts as a ritual designer, officiant, spiritual guide, and discernment coach to walk with people through life's changes. She feels privileged to help people honor and mark the meaningful moments that encompass all the seasons of life – from birth to death.

Jessica Murby is an author, occupational therapist, hospice volunteer, yogi, etc. that has a rare freakish adrenaline tumor condition- the experience of which has led to much of this work. You may preview her book ‘Alive for Now: Using Death as a Teacher to Thrive in Life’ here:

Please contact Jessica Murby ( or Kristabeth Atwood ( with any questions.

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