The death-positive movement is a movement that encourages people to embrace the fact that death is a natural part of life and to speak openly about all aspects of it. Doing so allows us to become less anxious about dying and to become proactive in dealing with it, from researching end-of-life care options to letting our loved ones know about our final wishes. Many supporters of death positivity agree with various traditions’ belief that a healthy relationship with death allows us to live fuller, freer lives.
TNS Host Steve Heilig for a conversation with Frank Ostaseski—Buddhist teacher, international lecturer, and a leading voice in contemplative end-of-life care—about his new book: The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.
We’ve lived a good life. At this point, we are able to look back on the years and count our blessings. We have created a community of friends, relatives and colleagues that stretch out more than 60 years. We are excited about having our time to grow and enjoy our lives.