Why Cabot Cheese Cares About You…And Death, with Roberta MacDonald_058

When I saw that Cabot Creamery was sponsoring the Live Well Die Well Tour , I was curios. Roberta MacDonald, SVP of marketing for Cabot, joins me today to share their why.

Roberta MacDonald, SVP Cabot Cheese Coop

If you go to the Cabot website, you will find lots of resources, such as the book JoJo’s Answers About Death a book geared for children aged 5-9.

Check out Last Rights: Rescuing End of Life from the Medical System, a book authored by Roberta’s friend Stephen Kiernan.

You’ll also find that Cabot is a B-Corporation. Find out what that means, and why you should do business with them and other B-Corps.

Listen to this episode to find out:

  • What a Death Doula is, and where you can get certified to be one
  • Why you need one
  • Why farmers “get” death and dying
  • What Roberta thinks happens when we die

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Lessons for Living with Dr. Karen Wyatt_058

We have lost our death literacy over the last 100 years. But preparing for death helps you live better. And we don’t have the luxury anymore about living in denial about our deaths.

Karen Wyatt MD

Dr. Karen Wyatt is a hospice physician, best-selling author, podcaster, and speaker. Her work at the bedside of the dying has provided her with life lessons she shares with us today.

In this episode, find out:

  • How preparing now can improve your life
  • Why your physician may not talk with you about your end of life wishes and death
  • Statements you can make to help have a conversation with your physician
  • One great tip to help you start the conversation with your parent(s)

Learn more about Dr. Wyatt, her work and resources at:


Get her book here:

What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying

Find her on social




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Advice for Future Corpses with Sallie Tisdale RN_057

Why is it so hard to say that someone died? We use the terms “passed away”, “departed”, “crossed over”, among others because we can’t say died.

Sallie Tisdale is a straight shooter. She uses her experience as a writer, a Zen Buddhist, and an RN, to educate about end of life and care of the dead in her book Advice for Future Corpses: A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying

Check out today’s episode and find out:

  • What the most common fears associated with death and dying are.
  • The impact burial and cremation have on our environment.
  • Things you should know about hospice.

Although we didn’t discuss this, Sallie mentioned PACE programs. I will do an episode on PACE in the future, but in the meantime, check out the link for more information.

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End Well with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider_056

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider

Palliative care is a relatively new specialty. And it, just like other medical specialties, is siloed. And the issues go beyond lack of patient education. There is a lack of physician training too.

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider is on a mission to change that. To make the end of life experience better for everybody. With her help, Extremis and End Game are produced, and air on Netflix. These documentaries give us a “both ends of the spectrum” view of death.

Because of these issues, she has started a non-profit, called End Well ,to bring all involved industries together to talk, and figure out how to change the landscape around dying. A symposium to “unsilo” palliative care.

Listen and find out:

  • what you need to do if you don’t want aggressive medical care at the end of your life
  • the cost that family caregiving has, not just on the family, but on the economy
  • how you can make a difference in the life of your loved ones and yourself

Follow Shoshana and the End Well Project on social:

FB: @endwellproject

Twitter: @ShoshUMD

IG: @endwellsf

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Resolution Care Network with Dr. Michael Fratkin_055

Dr. Michael Fratkin

Technology and advances in medicine have increased our longevity. As a result our society is growing older and frailer. But our society is no longer set up to hold us in our frailty

The need for palliative care services is growing, and Resolution Care Network is setting the tone for outstanding care. Listen to Dr. Michael Fratkin and find out:

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Facebook @resolutioncare

Twitter @michaeldfratkin

email Michael directly at


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