This process of letting loved ones know how we feel before it’s too late was created by the late Eugene O’Kelly, author of “Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life.”
“...the exercise forced me to do the very thing that wiser people every now and then advise us to do- that is, to stop and look up long enough to think about the people we love and why we love them, and to go and tell them explicitly how we feel, because who knows when that opportunity will disappear forever?”
As Eugene completed this process of simply telling people why he loved them, he wondered why he had waited so long, and why it took the extreme of late stage brain cancer to do this. In this workshop, we will have the opportunity to begin this process, regardless of how much time we have left to live.
We will be joined by co-host Martie McNabb of Show & Tales! Martie is a personal historian/visual artist who creates visual narratives from client’s photo, document & memorabilia archives. She is also an interactive story-sharing heartist who helps people create connections by holding space for them to share the stories of the things they keep. To learn more you may follow Martie @showandtales.
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. This workshop is based on Chapter 3 of Jessica’s book, ‘Alive for Now: Using Death as a Teacher to Thrive in Life’ which you may preview here: https://www.amazon.com/Alive-Now-Using-Teacher-Thrive/dp/1549605240
**In prep for this workshop, please consider a person in your life that you would like to be with you at your deathbed & what object you would like to leave behind for them. Please bring this object to the workshop if possible**