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If every life is a book, then the last chapter matters. As a palliative care doctor, I want you to live your best life, every single day, whether or not you are faced with a serious illness. I want us to live an intentional life, one that allows us to live our bucket list and enjoy every minute as tomorrow is never guaranteed.
In this podcast I want to share my skills and stories to help us focus on what matters the most and learn to be empowered to live a life on purpose. Join me to be inspired by simple joys of daily living as well as learn how to ask the right questions when faced with difficult decisions in life.

Write Your Last Chapter Dr. Faryal Michaud

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 74 Ratings

If every life is a book, then the last chapter matters. As a palliative care doctor, I want you to live your best life, every single day, whether or not you are faced with a serious illness. I want us to live an intentional life, one that allows us to live our bucket list and enjoy every minute as tomorrow is never guaranteed.
In this podcast I want to share my skills and stories to help us focus on what matters the most and learn to be empowered to live a life on purpose. Join me to be inspired by simple joys of daily living as well as learn how to ask the right questions when faced with difficult decisions in life.

    "Who cares for the care givers?"

    "Who cares for the care givers?"

    I remember when I first heard about hospice, I thought it was only for patients dying of cancer. But then, what about millions of others who are dying a very slow and unseen death of brain failure? What do we do with and for dementia patients? So much of the actual care is carried and delivered by the unsung heros of the stories: Families and care givers. My guest today, Amy Shaw, is a brilliant and compassionate Physician Assistant that will guide us through what we know and what we should know. Feel free to share this episode with those you love. Are you interested in a RESET to get yourself jump start to a better version of you that goes from Chaos to Calm? Go to www.drfaryal.com/reset to learn more. 

    • 57 min
    "Summer Reset"

    "Summer Reset"

    We were all getting excited for the summer. That's when my daughter came down with COVID. I remember in residency my chief used to say: If it's not one thing it's another. And sometimes it's one another after another. We are confused about our plans when the unexpected happens. What if we used all those bumps and unexpected events as intentions to navigate life with more ease and contentment? I want that for all of us. That's why I am inviting you to sign up for my Summer Reset: 5 days of consecutive coaching to manage our minds around all that overwhelms us. Join me at www.drfaryal.com/reset. 

    • 24 min
    "Thoughts and Prayers"

    "Thoughts and Prayers"

    In light of this week's tragedy of the mass shooting that took place in Texas, I wanted to offer you peaceful advice you can use. 

    A starbucks Barista in Uvalde, the city the shooting took place, asked the customer if they were caring for themselves in this time of unimaginable loss. The customer asked the same questions in return. That's when the Barista shared that she works in San Antonio, but decided to come help so the Starbucks workers in Uvalde could have the day off to grieve. 

    "Love in Action" means that there are things you can do to make a difference. "Thoughts and Prayers" is not one of them. 

    In this episode I will share with you what you can do in times of "Collective Grief". 

    • 26 min
    "Tennis Balls in the Park"

    "Tennis Balls in the Park"

    How do you manage grief?
    Does your pain go away if you avoid it? Should you try to 'have a different way of looking at your life'? Does being in denial of the loss that has happened to your life help you move forward? How can you be sad and be grateful at the same time? In this episode, we will talk about all type of losses: Loss of a dog, a life that could have been and the loss of a future that you will never have. I hope you enjoy this episode. Interested in joining me in October? Learn more at http://www.drfaryal.com/Retreat2022

    • 27 min
    "It's not raining on YOU"

    "It's not raining on YOU"

    My dad had a saying that I have been telling my kids for years. "It's raining: it's not raining on YOU". This week's podcast I want to teach you about a mindset shift that will change your entire weather, without the help of anyone. There are things we have no control over in life: Like how the weather in Hawaii will be on our anniversary trip. Then, there are things we have absolute control over: Like how the internal weather is going to be like when the weather is terrible in Hawaii. Let me help you pivot to have a better weather inside, no matter what is happening in your life. Are you interested in joining us for the retreat? The spots are limited: check out www.drfaryal.com/Retreat2022

    • 21 min
    "Loving What Is"

    "Loving What Is"

    Some people wonder: 'Now that I am cancer free, how should I live my life?'. I get asked this question by my clients. They want to know how they can stop sweating the small stuff and appreciate life more fully now that they are out of the woods. The truth is, there is no out of the woods. There is also no 'in the woods'. If you are able to live your life from a place of 'There is no there, there', you are so much more likely to live every minute fully exactly as your life was meant to be lived. The idea of pursuit of happyness in itself is a fallacy. This week's episode will tell you why. Also, interested in the retreat? Go to www.drfaryal.com/retreat to sign up.  

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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74 Ratings

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Different podcasts appeal to different audiences, depending on the interests of the listener and the relevance to their life. This podcast, however, is relevant to everyone. Everyone will have to deal with illnesses and death during the course of their life, and everyone can benefit from learning how to live a full life, whether they are currently facing these issues or not. Dr. Michaud, a Palliative Care physician, expertly explores the topics of coping with illness and death. Because this is her area of expertise, it has also given her great insight into how to live intentionally in the present and to enjoy the “now”, because the future is never guaranteed. The podcast has many, many excellent guests that help to shine a light on these important topics. Don’t Miss This Podcast!

Aussiek ,

Dr Angel

Most patients and their families will say their doctor is an angel only when they are cured of an illness. I wish there were more doctors like you to help families navigate a terminal illness. So glad to have met you I feel reassured for advocating for my mother in law. Thank you Dr Angel.

MindGutFitMD ,

Great podcast for everyone

I love Dr Michaud’s insight on life and death. She’s a great coach with a unique outlook on key issues in life. She’s smart, savvy and has great life experience. I’ve learnt so much from Faryal and admire her courage and resilience. If you want to learn something worthy of your time, listen to her podcasts ♥️.

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