22 episodes

Most people think estate planning is boring, too technical, all about taxes, or somebody else's problem. Don't be one of them. Let's face it, death is like sex--we all do it, everyone has questions about it, and we are all interested in everyone else's questions.

Join me, Liza Hanks, and my fascinating guests for in-depth, relevant conversations about how to get your plans in order and why it matters to the people and organizations that you love the most. You'll find yourself engaged, curious and empowered to get the job done.

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Life/Death/Law Liza Hanks

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.1 • 7 Ratings

Most people think estate planning is boring, too technical, all about taxes, or somebody else's problem. Don't be one of them. Let's face it, death is like sex--we all do it, everyone has questions about it, and we are all interested in everyone else's questions.

Join me, Liza Hanks, and my fascinating guests for in-depth, relevant conversations about how to get your plans in order and why it matters to the people and organizations that you love the most. You'll find yourself engaged, curious and empowered to get the job done.

https://www.womenandwills.com/listen

    Nicole Taylor: How Community Foundations Can Help You Do Good Where You Live

    Nicole Taylor: How Community Foundations Can Help You Do Good Where You Live

     


    Nicole Taylor: How Community Foundations Can Help You Do Good Where You Live


    Nicole Taylor, the CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the country’s largest community foundation, talks to me about what community foundations are and how they make it easy for all of us to get off of the sidelines and make meaningful contributions in our communities. Whether you want to contribute to a fund for a particular cause, help endow your community for the long term, or open up a donor advised fund, learn how community foundations are powerful resources for anyone that wants to make a contribution to their communities, but doesn't know where to start. 


    Think of the Community Chest cards in monopoly!


    To find your local community foundation, click here for the Council on Foundations Community Foundation Locator.


     


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    To listen to more episodes of Life/Death/Law, go to www.lifedeathlaw.com


    AND THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: https://www.redesigningtheend.com/  a professional education platform for the next generation of eldercare, senior housing, estate planning, and death care leaders.


     


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    • 28 min
    Adam Tendler and Inheritances: Exploring loss through music

    Adam Tendler and Inheritances: Exploring loss through music

    When classical pianist Adam Tendler received a surprise inheritance from his father he used it to commission 16 original works of music to explore the complexity of grief, loss, and inheritance. After each performance of the resulting program, Inheritances, he was struck by the way that the audience stayed in their seats, talking to each other. "This is something I've never seen before after a recital or any kind of classical music concert where people are just talking to each other about what just happened, usually they just make a beeline for the door.  And that's exactly what I wanted because I didn't want a program that was going to be so specific about my life and my experience and my father.I really wanted something as abstract and universal that people could just come to it and just enter it at wherever, wherever they needed to."


    Join us for a conversation about  Adam's program, Inheritances, and his reflections about why he commissioned the work, how envisioning it and performing it helped him to understand his loss, and how the composers and audiences have responded with such intense connection to its universal themes.


     


    To find out more about Adam's work, go to http://adamtendler.com/


     


    To subscribe to my weekly Substack Newsletter, Life/Death/Law, subscribe here: https://lifedeathlaw.substack.com/


    To listen to more episodes of Life/Death/Law, go to www.lifedeathlaw.com


    AND THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: https://www.redesigningtheend.com/  a professional education platform for the next generation of eldercare, senior housing, estate planning, and death care leaders.


     


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    • 34 min
    What's a Death Doula? Tracey Walker Tells All

    What's a Death Doula? Tracey Walker Tells All

    What’s a Death Doula? Tracey Walker Tells All

    Tracey Walker, the founder of Let It Be End of Life Planning and the Program Director for End of Life Doula Training at Going with Grace, talks with me about what Death Doulas do, why they can be helpful in offering non-medical support to people facing death and their families in all kinds of ways, how to find a Death Doula if you or a loved needs support and how Death Doulas work with other care providers, like Hospice. You can also learn about queer end of life assistance, doula work for pet loss, and, if you listen very carefully, you can hear my dog, Tater, barking in the background.


    To find out more about Tracey’s Doula services, go to https://www.letitbedeathdoula.com.


     


    To find out more about finding a Death Doula near you, here are the resources that we discussed:


    Going with Grace Death Doula Directory: https://goingwithgrace.com/death-doula-directory/


    National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) Doula Directory: https://goingwithgrace.com/death-doula-directory/


     


    To ask a question for the show, email me at AskLiza@lifedeathlaw.com


    To subscribe to my weekly Substack Newsletter, Life/Death/Law, subscribe here: https://lifedeathlaw.substack.com/


    To listen to more episodes of Life/Death/Law, go to www.lifedeathlaw.com


    AND THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: https://www.redesigningtheend.com/  a professional education platform for the next generation of eldercare, senior housing, estate planning, and death care leaders.


     


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    • 31 min
    Green Burial: Elizabeth Fournier (The Green Reaper)

    Green Burial: Elizabeth Fournier (The Green Reaper)

    Green Burial: Elizabeth Fournier, The Green Reaper


    Elizabeth Fournier, owner and founder of Cornerstone Funeral Services in Boring, Oregon, and the author of The Green Burial Handbook, talks about what green burial is, what it isn’t, and how you can work with a funeral director to get the kind of burial you or your loved ones want. Learn about the surprisingly non-environmentally friendly footprint of traditional cremation and the new practices of aqua-cremation and organic reduction.


    To find out more about Green Burial Resources: https://www.cornerstonefuneral.com/green-burial-resources


    Elizabeth specifically mentioned the Funeral Consumers Alliance and the Green Burial Council during the show.


    To ask a question for the show, email me at AskLiza@lifedeathlaw.com


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    • 42 min
    That Good Night: Dr. Sunita Puri

    That Good Night: Dr. Sunita Puri

    That Good Night: Dr. Sunita Puri


    Dr. Sunita Puri,  Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at University of Massachusetts, and the author of That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour, talks about palliative care, what doing "everything" really means, and how to tell your loved ones and your doctors what you do and don't want at the end of life.


    You can find her book and more about Dr. Puri here: https://sunitapuri.com/


    And here’s a link to The Conversation Project, a resource for people seeking to have end of life conversations: https://theconversationproject.org/


    To ask a question for the show, email me at AskLiza@lifedeathlaw.com


    To listen to more episodes of Life/Death/Law, go to www.lifedeathlaw.com


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    • 31 min
    Donate Your Brain to Science: The Brain Donor Project

    Donate Your Brain to Science: The Brain Donor Project

    Donate Your Brain To Science: Tish Hevel, Brain Donor Project





    In this episode of Women & Wills, Tish Hevel, CEO and Founder of the Brain Donor Project, explains why donating brain tissue for basic research is an incredible gift, helping researchers working to treat and cure neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as dementia and Parkinson’s.  Her father , Gene Armentrout (pictured above) wanted to donate his brain to science when he died in 2015. Back then, it wasn’t easy. This inspired Tish to create the Brain Donor Project, which works with the NeuroBioBank of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to make it easy for people to register in advance and arrange for brain donation upon death.


    The donation of one brain will provide tissue for dozens, sometimes hundreds, of neurological studies. There is no cost to the family of the decedent, and a family can receive, upon request, a comprehensive report on the neuropathology of the donated brain. This report can provide answers for the relatives of the donor that may not have been answerable without a post-mortem examination.


    Anyone over the age of 18 can donate their brain, and healthy brains are needed too. The Brain Donor Project makes it easy.


    To find out more: braindonorproject.org


    To learn more about brain donation: https://neurobiobank.nih.gov/donors-how-become-donor/


     


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

SheilaAstro ,

Practical, profound and engaging

Great podcast, making tough topics accessible in a way that makes one want to actually take action as well as think more deeply.

Watwasat ,

Doesnt offer enough info on estate planning

While a great podcast for managing end of life emotionally, i was looking for more advice on actually setting up an estate plan. I am a married father of three with four gkids and am really struggling with the best way to leave our various assetts. I was looking for advice and pitfalls to avoid in setting up trusts and assigning beneficiaries but did not find it here. I love the personal touch and sensitivity brought up here but was looking for more guidance and info on mechanics.

Alex Pedersen ,

Smart, accessible, downright enjoyable

Like listening to two intelligent friends talking about something important in an accessible and inviting way. Will listen to this every time!

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