all stories from this project:
InhaleExhale Episode 2: Kristin Meyer, Death Doula
"We’re really animal creatures at heart. We need to see with our eyes, certainly children need to see with their eyes. If you told them their grandma died and they never saw their grandma's dead body, it's very hard for them to understand what that means. Until you actually see a body without a life in it, then you really understand what that means. And I think as adults, we actually still need to see a body sometimes in order to understand that it's gone and that it actually helps us process the information faster. To take it in just that pause that little bit of time that we get to see."
InhaleExhale Episode 3: Jennifer Furl
"Even before this happened, any conversation with him was never a lot of small talk. It's like he expected a lot of you. And at the sametime was going to be there with you."
InhaleExhale Episode 4: Threshold Singing
"There's a way we literally change the vibration in the room. There's a way that we're weaving with our voices. The threads come together, and then they go separate and there's a kind of integrity that's brought into the room when we sing for people that's kind of hard to describe. It could be a silent room with a sleeping person, but you can see the breath deepening, you can see the face easing on the person."
InhaleExhale Episode 5: Karen Lohmann, Chaplan
"I love my role as a hospital chaplain. I never thought I'd be a chaplain. Life just unfolded in that way."
InhaleExhale Episode 1: Rozanne Rants on Death with Dignity
"I have a practice that I go imagine that I'm on the moon. I have a special place where I sit there, and I look at the earth from that distance. I can get magnify the earth and see every little thing that's going on, or I can go back farther out and see the whole world as one. And it gives me a different feeling about being a person on this planet. It's just a place where I am for a while, and I'm not going to try to make it something that it isn't."