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Natural Transitions: Bringing Death Back Home with Karen van Vuuren

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on May 1, 2016 at 9:25 PM


Thursday May 26, 2016

10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern


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Join Dr. Karen Wyatt and her guest Karen van Vuuren, one of the original founders of the Natural Transitions Organization and exeutive editor of Natural Transitions Magazine. Karen will tell us the story of how her work began and also discuss her documentary films "Dying Wish" and "Go in Peace."


In this interview you will learn: 


  • How Natural Transitions was founded back in 2003, long before the current trend in end-of-life organizations
  • What motivates Karen to do this work
  • What inspired her to make the film Dying Wish and how it is being used today
  • The story behind the film Go In Peace and how it can benefit viewers

Karen van Vuuren is the founder and executive director of non-profit, Natural Transitions (since 2003). Based in Boulder, Colorado, Natural Transitions (www.naturaltransitions.org) provides education and support for conscious, holistic and green approaches to end of life, including after-death care.

Karen is also the editor of Natural Transitions magazine and a documentary filmmaker. Her films, are Dying Wish (www.dyingwishmedia.com) about voluntary stopping of eating and drinking at end of life; and Go in Peace! (www.goinpeacefilm.org) about the role of caregivers in healing the soul wounds of veterans at end of life.

 

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