Midwifing Dying, Death + Beyond with Sarah Kerr
Right around the time I interviewed Sarah Kerr a close colleague’s father died. I could hear Sarah so clearly because of the contrast between her work and what is normal in our culture. Sarah’s passion is helping individuals, families, and communities to find spiritual practices and ceremonies that that honor our souls’ experiences as we move through life transitions.
And she is impressively skillful and gifted in this work. She loves being with people in the depths of what is real. She loves helping people develop better language skills and stories around dying and death. Her background is in a mix of shamanism, intuitive medicine, while sporting a PhD in Transformative Learning.
Sarah knows how to deeply land simple truths like:
- Your values are rooted in nature and community.
- You know that illness, death and loss are an important part of your spiritual journey.
- Your family or community needs help finding a healing path through death.
I learned a ton and changed my language right away with my colleague.
In this conversation I talk with Sarah Kerr about:
- How to clear up the confusion around dying and death
- How to improve our language and communication skills, especially with children, around dying and death
- Curing vs. healing in dying…
What else is in this Episode :
Treating Cats with Ayurveda
Links from the Conversation:
Sarah Kerr has a Masters Degree in Environmental Philosophy, a Masters Certificate in Intuition Medicine, and a PhD in Transformative Learning. She has also been a long-time student of cross-cultural shamanism and nature-based spirituality, and has worked with many indigenous and western teachers. She’s made her own journeys through darkness and difficulty, into healing and resolution.
Cats are obligate carnivores and, as such, are uniquely adapted to consume a diet that is high in protein, contains a moderate amount of fat, and includes a very small amount (2-3 percent) of carbohydrates.
Since nature designed them to ingest very few carbohydrates, cats lack many of the important enzymes that are necessary to process this type of food efficiently. With the above information in mind, consider the fact that the carbohydrate level of most dry foods is between 35-50 percent with some of the lower quality dry foods being even higher.