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EventsDeath and loss are inevitable, yet few of us are prepared–spiritually, emotionally, physically or practically. Opening to the reality of change and loss provides a profound opportunity for growth and transformation. It can redefine the way we see ourselves and inform the way we live. But facing change with an open heart takes practice. Secrets of Life and Death offers these events to provide a safe and supportive place for this practice.

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On Dying Well ● 6-Week Workshop Series
With Dr. Michelle Peticolas and guest presenters
Sundays, Oct. 1st-Nov. 12, 2017
2 pm
Albany Library: 1247 Marin Ave, Albany, CA
Free Events

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/1/17: Facing Death
Screening the film Facing Death . . . with open eyes. Beliefs, feelings, and concerns about dying — our worst and best-case scenarios. Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

10/8/17: Life Review
A playful and illuminating exercise of self-reflection. An opportunity to appreciate the unfolding of one’s journey as a story of self. Guest Presenter: Nancy Isaacs, Collage Artist

10/15/17: The Art of Forgiveness
Forgiveness and forgiving – how to release unfulfilled dreams, old wounds and past mistakes. Guest Presenter: Carolyn CJ Jones, Forgiveness Specialist

10/22/17: Leaving a Legacy of Love
Whether it is property, keepsakes or wisdom, learn the rules of legacy with legal documents such as a living trust to reduce conflict and promote appreciation among those you leave behind. Guest Presenter: John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator

10/29/17: Natural Death Care
Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options. Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

11/12/17: What’s Next: Getting Curious
Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

Online Interviews


Voice America’s “Journey to Balancing Your Life”
Releasing Trapped Emotions to Thrive
Interview with Host Brandy T. Jones
June 22, 1027

58 minutes

It’s impossible to have balance in your life if you’re overwhelmed with loss or grief. Dr. Michelle Peticolas joins Brandy to discuss trapped emotions — where they come from and how affect your body, work and relationships.


Health Wealth Happiness Summit
Becoming Unstoppable: 3 Keys to Overcoming Overwhelm, Stress and Self-Doubt 
Presented by Dr. Michelle Peticolas
June 21, 2017

25 minutes

Emotional wounds and limiting beliefs may have more to do with overwhelm, stress and self-doubt than organizational skills and time management. Dr. Peticolas shares 3 secrets of the inner game to accelerate your outer game results.


Mystery and Magic of Life and Death Teleconferences:

Sorry there are no teleconferences scheduled at this time.