1. 273 -The End in Mind: Empowering Conversations on Life, Legacy, and Meaning Alzheimer's Caregivers 56:36
A middle aged, blonde woman, looking off to her left (our right) into a shaft of light.

Join us this week as we explore the profound question: Can acknowledging the inevitability of death lead us to a happier and more fulfilled life? Our guest, Barbara Becker, author of “Heartwood – The Art of Living With The End In Mind,” invites us to embrace the concept of living with the end in mind. Through captivating stories where life and death intersect, Barbara, an interfaith minister and eternal seeker, guides us on a thought-provoking journey. Discover how shifting our perspective on Grief and embracing our unique curiosity can unlock remarkable experiences. This episode offers valuable insights to navigate the challenges of caregiving and cultivate a happier life.

This week’s guest, Barbara Becker, inspires us to live with the end in mind and proves that running toward loss rather than away from it is the only authentic way to live life to its fullest. Barbara demonstrates this in her latest book, “Heartwood – The Art of Living With The End In Mind’. In it, Barbara seeks to answer the question, “Can we live more fulfilling lives fully knowing that someday we’ll die?”

With a keen eye toward what makes life worth living, interfaith minister, mom, and perpetual seeker, Barbara recounts stories in which life & death intersect in unexpected ways.

This thought-provoking episode will help you see that Grief is not a problem to be solved but an opportunity to let go into something even more remarkable. Our conversation will help you work through some of the toughest challenges of caregiving and help you live a happier life.

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After helping care for her grandmother who had vascular dementia, Jennifer realized her Mother was showing signs of early onset Alzheimer’s. After the death of her father in 2017 Jennifer went searching for answers to many of the common questions and Alzheimer’s caregiver faces. Being a busy entrepreneur Jennifer realized that a podcast would be the easiest way to learn more about caregiving while completing other tasks.

Sadly, in late 2017 she only found one and it didn’t quite address what she was looking for, so she did the next best thing, and started her own. The Fading Memories podcast is now in it’s fourth year and despite the death of her Mom in March 2020, Jennifer is still talking to caregivers and still learning how to be an excellent caregiver. On the podcast she discusses caregiving, brain health, self-care and how to age well.