Kimberly Paul, author of “Bridging the Gap: Life Lessons Learned from the Dying” and host of the “Death by Design” podcast, will stop in Keene and Peterborough on her national “Live Well Die Well” tour.
Paul will bring her message about reclaiming death as a human experience and not a medical event to the Monadnock Region on Tuesday, June 18. “Live Well Die Well” will be presented from 5 to 6 p.m. at Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services, 312 Marlboro St., Keene. A light dinner will be served.
“The more I talk about death, the more boldly I feel I’m living life to the fullest,” Paul said.
She is making her way through the states to connect with people and communities and share how she learned to live life boldly at the bedside of hospice patients. She worked in television before spending 17 years as vice president of communications and outreach for a hospice in North Carolina. She left her job in hospice in 2016, cashed in her retirement and created a platform that invites everyone around the table to have conversations about death and dying.
She created the podcast “Death by Design,” which hosts industry leaders in medicine as well as artists, designers, caregivers and authors who are reclaiming their voice around their own experiences with death and dying. In June 2018 she bought an RV, downsized her belongings and hit the road with her German shepherd, Haven. She has been a Ted Talk speaker and touches on the topics of planning, how to discuss end-of-life wishes with loved ones and what alternative options are available to those stricken with a potentially life-ending illness.
Paul’s book will be available for $20, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Hospice at HCS.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling Marianne at 352-2253.