Hi everyone, Yvonne Heath here with Love Your Life to Death.
In my nursing career and in my life, I have had many mentors that
have influenced me. Some I have met and some of I learned about.
One of those mentors was Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross, who wrote the
book On Death and Dying and was one of the pioneers in the hospice
and palliative care movements and starting conversations with people who were dying. She really was a trail blazer. She had created the 5 stages of grief and the entire world took those 5 stages and ran with them!
Most people thought this was the only thing she had done. (That is all I had ever learned in nursing school) But there was SO much more. To this day, many people believe that there are 5 stages and others argue that there is not. What she really was saying is that grief is complex, that it is not linear and there is much more to all of her work.
I have had the privilege of connecting with her son... Ken Ross.
He is a wonderful, amazing human being who founded the
Elisabeth Kubler Ross Foundation to share with the world about everything his mother taught. Did you know she wrote over 24 books?
I had no idea! She started hospice's around the world and so much more.
I am sharing two links to my #RealLifeTalks television show because
I had the pleasure of having two great conversations with Ken, about
his life and his mothers legacy. You can also learn so much more at their website here
I would encourage you to watch the shows, share the shows on your favourite social media and leave your comments below.
Apparently I have a lot more to learn about Dr Elisabeth Kubler Ross
(and a few more books to read too!)
Enjoy the shows!
Ken Ross Show Part One
Ken Ross Show Part Two
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