ST Medical Monday -- "Heartwood: The Art of Living with the End in Mind"
Death is something very few of like to talk about, or even think about, but it's a fact of life, after all -- the final fact of life, you might say. What if we could live our lives while looking at death in a more complete, more honest, less fearful way? Would our lives be richer? And would we actually be healthier individuals? Our guest, Barbara Becker, clearly and intelligently answers these questions in the affirmative. Becker is a writer and interfaith minister who's dedicated 20-plus years to working with human rights advocates worldwide in pursuit of peace, spirituality, and everyday mindfulness. Her interdisciplinary new book -- at once a study, a critique, a history, and a memoir -- is "Heartwood: The Art of Living with the End in Mind."