Public Appearances

As an experienced high school and college educator, I’m delighted to speak about the benefits of reduced end-of-life fears and anxieties. My presentations at retirement communities, hospice organizations, assisted living facilities, colleges, universities, hospitals, and other groups help people learn more about the dying process. I also teach ways to prepare for death that create comfort and lessen anxiety. All over Chicago, my workshops normalize discussions around death and dying so we can stop being afraid.

Contact me to host workshops and presentations, speak on panels, or teach continuing education classes. I’m available for your community forum, religious or secular service, and organizational meeting. This can be in-person, remotely, or a hybrid of both.

Previous Engagements and Clips

CJE: I presented my popular 3-part workshop “Death Anxiety: What Are We Afraid Of?” to the staff at the Council for Jewish Elderly. Watch a clip of my CJE workshop here.

Winnetka Women’s Exchange: Click here to watch me discussing various funeral options with a lively, lovely group of women. 

Fourth Presbyterian: At Fourth Presbyterian’s Center for Life and Learning, I host workshops every semester discussing end-of-life issues. Watch me talk about how advance directives can bring you and your loved ones closer together in peace and understanding.  

Psychedelics Today:  Watch me in a panel discussion/webinar about the benefits of plant medicine especially at the end of life

Summer 2024

May 10, 2024: I’ll be speaking in person at Northwestern University’s “Chicago Consortium on Longevity”

May 11, 2024 – June 29, 2024: Join me and End-of-Life Psychedelic Care (EOLPC) for an 8-week, once-weekly online class (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. central time on Saturdays) to prepare for work as a death doula with a psychedelic component. Click here for more information. 

May 24, 2024: Become an EOLPC member and join me from 11:30 am – noon, central time, to discuss challenging psychedelic trips and how we work through them. Click here for membership information.

June 6, 2024: I’ll be speaking in person at The Mather in Evanston for a conversation about dying and how death doulas reduce anxiety at the end of life. Click here for more information about The Mather. 

July 5, 2024: I’ll be online from 10:30 am – noon, central time, presenting to Aging Care Connections in La Grange, IL about reducing end-of-life fears and anxieties.

July 9, 2024: Join me at Infinity Foundation from noon to 1:30 pm central time, for an in-depth online conversation about how to become a death doula. Click here to register.

July 10, 2024: VSED Lunch and Learn (with Custom Home Care) for Ascension St. Joseph Hospital’s Social Work Team.

July 18, 25, and August 1, 2024: Join me online at End-of-Life Psychedelic Care for a 3-part workshop (11 am – 12:30 pm central time) on loving kindness, mindfulness, and guided death meditation. Click here to register

Contact me for questions, availability, booking, and more information about my workshops and other educational events.