Why this podcast & blog?

I started the podcast in 2014 with a focus on death, dying and the afterlife. After 38 shows, all of which feature a fascinating guest, I began to notice a change in me.

I started asking hard questions of myself, such as: 

  • Am I fully alive? 
  • How would I live if I knew I only had six months left? 
  • What changes would I make to my career, my relationships, my everyday choices, if I knew the number of my days? 
  • What peak life experiences do I envision enjoying but have yet to pursue? What are my dreams?
  • Where would I like to travel? Who would I like to meet?
  • Who are the people I really care about, and how can I serve them in love?
  • Should I spend my savings now, give them away, or save them "for a rainy day"? 
  • What fears prevent me from living my dream now?


Answering those questions led me to make some important changes, to myself and to the show. Our circumstances can change in an instant...so now is the time to start living, to start dancing, for we know not what tomorrow will bring.


"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon


I didn't want that to happen to me. Death urged me to shift gears, to take more risks, and to be proactive about how my life was unfolding in the second half.

Today the show, and all the writings, focus on how to live, how to design life in the second half so the rest of our lives are the best of our lives.

Every show features a guest qualified to help us design the life we really want...the one that answers the deepest call of our souls.


If your dream doesn't scare you, then it's too small.


Below is a short video telling why I started the podcast, and an invitation to get my occassional newsletter. By signing up, you'll get a free, instant letter from me on the five things I learned from my guests about end-of-life, plus the one I can't live without.

I suggest you start there, with my thanks and best wishes for a fantastic second half.

Podcast on aging, end-of-life (death, funeral, cemetery, cremation) planning, elder caregiving, hospice, the afterlife, technology for independent travel and living.

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Do you have a moment?

In fact, a moment is all you have. Neither the past or the future exist ~ NOW is the only reality. So let's make the most of it.

The following video goes a little deeper into why I started the podcast. You'll notice it concludes with the original name of the podcast, which I changed in 2017 to Dance Past Sunset so I could focus as much on life as I did on death. The Dance remains!