Death. Just thinking about it gives me anxiety. When is it going to happen, how? What will my legacy be? Have I done enough? Am I fully living the life I love? What am I going to regret? All thoughts racing through my mind when the word is spoken or when someone close to me passes. Especially today you can’t open facebook, the newspaper or turn on the TV without seeing the word cancer.
This is why I am looking forward to hospice and palliative care specialist Dr. BJ Miller’s conversation with Oprah and his perspective on the experience of death this SuperSoul Sunday.
Oprah Winfrey speaks with Dr. BJ Miller, hospice and palliative care specialist at the University of California in San Francisco, who shares his revelations about a subject that is often taboo in our culture – the experience of death. While a sophomore in college, Dr. Miller suffered a devastating electrical shock throughout his body. He lost half of his arm and both of his legs below the knee. He shares with Oprah how this earth-shattering experience left him with an extraordinary sense of what it means to confront death and what really matters when we die. As former executive director of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, Dr. Miller helped patients face their own deaths spiritually, empathetically and on their own terms.
To watch the full episode, please visit the following link the morning after the episode airs: http://www.oprah.com/app/