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The EOLU focus for 2020 is 

Death Education for Everyone!

If you are interested in teaching a death and dying class these free Teaching Guidelines will help you get started with tips on finding a venue, structuring your class, creating a syllabus, and more.

OR if you're ready to start teaching NOW ... sign up for the new online Instructor Training below:

NOW AVAILABLE: Death & Dying Class Instructor Training

In this 4-Module, online, self-study course you'll learn the basics of course creation including:

  • lesson plans

  • class structure

  • writing objectives and proposals

  • marketing and promotion

  • identifying your ideal students

Join me and ...


Karen Wyatt MD

If you are:

- interested in working in the end-of-life arena

- curious about death and dying

- hoping to lessen your fear of death

- longing to live life fully and fearlessly

You've come to the right place!

I'm here to be your guide, supporter, and motivator as you take steps to change your own mindset about death and dying and change our society as well.

I'll share with you what I've learned over the years as a hospice physician and what I'm discovering on my own journey through later life. Together we'll explore what's possible, face our fears, and figure out how to make the most of this fragile life here on planet Earth. Come and join the movement!

Face Your Fears.       BE Ready.       Love Your Life.

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from Watkins Publishing

7 Lessons for Living

from the Dying

There is no life without death.

The aim of this book is to ease our terror of death so that we can contemplate our own deaths, and those of

our loved ones, with less regret, disappointment and fear, and to learn to live with more freedom and joy.

Collected here are uplifting stories of transformation and healing gathered by Dr Karen Wyatt from the hospice patients in her care. She offers the seven key lessons the dying taught her, from suffering (“embrace your difficulties”) and love (“let your heart be broken”) to forgiveness (“hold no resentments”) and impermanence (“face your fear”).

The sometimes challenging, always inspiring real-life stories are combined with guidance on absorbing the 7 lessons into our lives through meditation and other spiritual practices. Teaching us what really matters in life, the dying show us how to live our best lives now with meaning, purpose and love.

Other books from Dr. Wyatt:

An adaptation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching from the perspective of death.

The Tao of Death focuses specifically on the wisdom and spirituality of the dying process, which has long been ignored in Western society. From understanding death as a normal process in the cycle of life, to learning how to live fully and fearlessly, to recognizing the cosmic role of life and death, this important book is for anyone who wants less fear and more joy, love, and meaning in life.

This is a book of inspirational stories and poems dealing with grief, loss and spiritual growth from the author's personal experience with the suicide death of her father. These writings are presented as a gentle guide to those who suffer grief and a beacon of hope for those who are lost in despair.

Like a good friend, they accompany the reader down the road of healing, offering support and encouragement along the way, and providing illumination for the journey.

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Select one of the following buttons to find more resources on the topic you're interested in:

Information you need to be prepared for the end-of-life here.

Tools for completing your advance directives here.

Tips for making your community

"EOL Friendly" here.

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End-of-Life University Podcast

This FREE Podcast consists of in-depth educational interviews with experts from all aspects of the end-of-life. You'll hear conversations with people who are passionate about changing the way our society deals with dying, death, and after-death decisions. When you sign up for EOLU you'll receive the "BE Ready: Checklist for End-of-Life Planning" and email notifications each time a new podcast is broadcast.

Recent Podcast Episode:

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Special Events

A Year of Reading Dangerously:

exploring death and the afterlife through books

Join this FREE reading group! For the entire year of 2019 we'll be exploring death, dying and the afterlife by reading books that challenge our assumptions and push the boundaries of our belief systems about these "taboo" topics. You'll receive an email each month with a new book selection.

End-of-Life University was mentioned in this Washington Post article:

Providing comfort and a connection as the end

draws near 

(Photo credit: Willis Bretz for The Washington Post)

What Really Matterswas featured on the blog

11 Books You Need to Read if You're Over 65

Do you love what you hear on End-of-Life University? Now you can support my time in producing the interview series and podcast by making a donation through!

When you become a supporter of End-of-Life University you'll receive special bonuses for Patrons only, like a monthly Q&A recording where I answer your questions and unlimited access to certain replays! 

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