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Living Fully with the End in Mind

In this course we will explore what it means to 'live fully'. It will be a discussion-oriented course, looking at questions we ask in the last third of life as we enter the elder years. Some of the questions might be: How do we choose how to spend our precious last months, years on this earth? How does our health impact how fully we can live? What values guide us in charting our course through our elder years? How does knowing that our time is more limited impact the way we live? What can we learn about dying and death and how to prepare for it? How do we talk to my loved ones about what we want when we are dying? Additional questions may come from the group. There may be assignments that will serve as discussion starters for the next meeting. Classes will be 1.5-2 hours in length. Please bring your curiosity, openness, respect for all opinions and willingness to talk about some difficult questions. Mert Brubaker comes to this work from a variety of life interests and experiences. Her initial career was in Physical Therapy, which she practiced for 23 years, retiring 20 years ago. Since then, she has explored Depth Psychology and Dreamwork, art, especially in relation to personal/spiritual growth, and elder care. She also has a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies with the concentration in counseling. All of these interests contribute to and strengthen her work as an end-of-life Doula. In other areas, Mert likes to travel, cook for friends and family, take care of her garden, play with her grandsons and have coffee with friends.

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