Jane Asher takes you on a soulful journey to explore and embrace the bigger picture surrounding life on earth...and what follows. She speaks with authors, friends, transition specialists and other experts about death, dying, grieving, beliefs and cultural traditions surrounding this journey we all must ultimately take.
So, what is next, after life on this plane? Jane is curious, and will connect with others that wish to dive deeper into our beliefs about the next chapter. Is there life after death? Can we communicate with our loved ones, once they pass? Is the way we view death as a society outmoded, given what we have learned about transition? What are some of the signs and messages we receive, from those that have moved on? What are some of the special ways we may honor our loved ones, once they've exited to the next room? These topics and more on the Next Room...
Grief and Rebirth with Irene Weinberg
Jane met Irene Weinberg through their mutual friend Pam Oslie. Her story is fascinating and takes you on her journey from being a traditional jewish woman to a deep, spiritual healer. Her beloved husband, Saul, died in a horrific automobile accident and Irene received a message that very night. As she looked over at his lifeless body, she heard a voice say-“Be loving and kind to everyone.” Through the unimaginable pain of losing her husband and best friend came her own transformation and a passion-filled purpose. Irene tells Jane that she is honored to be a messenger and that she now knows that life goes on and on in the next realm. Don’t miss this show about grief and rebirth, this week on The Next Room!
A Good Goodbye with Gail Rubin and Jane
It is another inspired connection through The Beautiful Dying Expo and The Final Exit Network. Jane was introduced to Gail Rubin from a Good Goodbye who pioneered the Death Cafe Movement in the United States. Gail uses humor to communicate her passion for the positive death community. Her motto: “Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant. Talking about funerals won’t make you dead.” Jane and Gail covered her “Kicking the Bucket List, 100 downsizing and organizing things to do before you die.” As well as her TedTalk: A Good Goodbye-Funeral Planning For Those Who Don’t Plan To Die It’s a Good Goodbye this week on The Next Room.
Face your Fears with Lynda Sunshine West
Jane invited Lynda to come on the show and talk about her path to healing. She worked through her fears in life by facing them daily- head on and writing a book about her journey, The Year of Fears. Lynda feels by being brave and sharing our own weaknesses, others will be able to then see our strengths. You’ll hear about her quick 7 step process to chase away your fears in this inspirational show. Lynda also tells Jane what she feels is next after this life as we know it and who she hopes is waiting for her on the other side, in The Next Room.
Grief Day by Day with Jan Warner and Jane
Jane reconnected with her friend, the author of Grief: Day By Day and Facebook phenom, Jan Warner from Grief Speaks Out. Jane asks Jan how grief changed her and what she lost when her husband Artie died. Jan’s goal is to have their life they shared and their love to matter more than her husband's death. It’s a show about integrity, authenticity and engaging with other grief warriors by simply caring. In Jan’s own words, “You Can’t Grieve Wrong.” Join Jan and Jane for Grief Day by Day this week on The Next Room!
Morbid Curiosity with Kimberley Mead and Jane
Jane was playing around on Twitter when she found a Twitter account for Morbid Curiosity: A Game About Death. Immediately intrigued, she sent a DM to them to inquire about having them on the show. Kimberley Mead accepted. She and her husband James Young developed the game to help people engage in conversation around death and dying. Kimberley is a Professional Counselor specializing in grief and trauma. She and James created the game out of necessity to get this important topic out of the dark hall of death and into the light of conversation. Join Jane and Kimberley as they dive deep into the deck of Morbid Curiosity, this week, on The Next Room!
Holy Bleep with Michelle Prohaska and Jane
Jane was introduced to Michelle through their mutual friend, Pam. Pam, realizing, that both of her friends were in the process of writing books surrounding their individual parents transitioning to the Next Room knew it would be a good fit. She was right. The two discuss messages and signs that our loved ones leave for us to discover. From a message written through the steam on a bathroom mirror to dancing butterflies and free writing, this is a show you will not want to miss. Michelle shares with Jane her process for connecting and what #FeelTheSmile means to her. Her book, Holy Bleep! That Was NOT a Coincidence is out now. It’s the everyday magic of life and a Holly Bleep- this week, on The Next Room.