365 = A Year to Live 2024
… as if it’s your last year !
A year long study group in contemplation of loss, grief, and death, facing mortality one day at a time.
This program will be based on waking up and living life more fully, with the intent to become more self-aware, to open a deeper inner clarity of self, while in a community of like-minded individuals on the same path, exploring our mortality together.
$365 or payment plan
You have to remember one life, one death, this one! To fully enter the day, the hour, the moment whether it appears as life or death, whether we catch it on the in-breath or out-breath, requires only a moment, this moment. And along with it, all the mindfulness we can muster for each stage of our ongoing birth, and the confident joy of our inherent luminosity.” Stephen Levine
Few individuals actively contemplate their inevitable death, or worse that death can come at any day or hour. We ignore, totally, that we each have a certain number of moments, seconds, hours, days, months, or years. We live life always saying “tomorrow” …” next month”…”next year”. Living in a bubble of “next”, ignoring this moment -this space that we are certain of- the now.
The purpose of this course is not meant to be scary or frightening, but to open to the beauty of life, to appreciate the fragile, fleeting, and precious nature of our lives. The intent is to have clarity, to learn self-discipline, to become aware, to discover what is important in relationships and life. To evaluate what has the deepest meaning to us, as individuals. To explore our hidden fears, our grief, our yearning as we discover our self-more clearly.
In over 40 years of working with individuals who were suddenly facing their final moments, hours, weeks, or months, I have become increasingly aware that our focus needs to be on this life one breath at a time. Not living for what may never appear, but instead deciding to embrace what is present.
Over the course of 12 months, we will, as I often am heard to say, “dive deep” into our life, we will face our fears, reflect on past dreams, and bring clarity to what really matters. We will spend time together sharing and openly growing together. Just as a baby takes 9+ months to form before it’s born, we are given years to prepare before we die, and it’s the living between the moment of conception to the last breath we will embrace as we discover our authentic selves.
You will be given a list of materials you will want to have on hand. Along with books we will use to explore as we journey together. This class will meet twice a month, on Sunday evenings, these meetings will be approximately 2 hours in duration. As we take this journey together, we may discover we need more discussion time, at which point I am happy to adjust the schedule based on the needs of the class. We will have a special group within the Movement where discussions can be held, materials will be shared as well as in your student portal just like any other class. These materials will be available to you permanently.
All classes will be recorded-however, the recording of the classes will only be available to those who are actively present and participating. These classes will not be posted beyond our community in “365”. The intent is to create a safe space for us all to be comfortable in sharing and growing together.
There will be an Orientation for everyone registered to meet so we can discuss the format.
Study Group format:
- Approximately 24 live online discussions meetings-Approximately 2 hours in length. Recorded for participants review only.
- Creative worksheets / exercises and explorations
- Supplemental readings, videos, podcast, materials
- Guided meditations / visualizations / audio recordings for self use and class use
- Private group inside THE MOVEMENT for sharing with fellow students
- Additional PDF’S / materials supporting our group as we grow together
Over the last 40 years, Pam has worked with countless individuals as they prepared for their good death, supported loved ones as they made their final good-byes and guided people through the process of settling the estates of those who had passed on.
Pam views her work as an end-of-life doula and educator to be a sacred calling. Before this work was the focus of her career, she found herself being the “go-to” person in her community for providing education, advice and support to those preparing to die and their loved ones who are navigating the process of settling an estate while processing their own grief.
After working with so many different individuals and families across the economic spectrum, Pam realized that end-of-life education, planning and values-based care is sorely lacking for the majority. Today, she focuses her work on helping people prepare for their final adventure – a good death – through advanced planning education and active work “in the field” as a medical advocate and an end-of-life doula.