Death and dying series: Caring for the dying – how prepared are you?


(You can also listen to this podcast from iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Breaker, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic)

I didn’t know what I got myself into when I decided to care for my dying mother for two years (2016-2017). 

I had a genuine intention to be there for her, one that I made decades ago. It was important for me to do it, and I did it for me. I know that my late mother appreciated it.


The truth is that both my siblings and I were very involved in our parents’ lives, especially in my mother’s since my father passed away in 2012.  Out of the three siblings, I was the one who had the most flexibility movement-wise and spent an extended period of time with my mother until she passed away. It was in total full time of 1 year spread in 2 years period.


No, we didn’t know what we got ourselves into. 
No, we didn’t realize how intense the whole journey was.
No, we didn’t have a thorough plan in the beginning.
What we had was the loving intention and the commitment to make this work in the way that it can be.
Luckily, we were able to communicate well with one another to create some kind of system that worked for us eventually.


The whole journey, though, got me thinking a lot. I decided that I’d like to talk about this. I am so happy to hear that Rachelle Fuerer shares my view about this, and it is what the 3rd episode of the Death and Dying Series is about – How to care for the dying in a healthy way.


Caring for the dying is not for the fainted-hearted, and this will impact your life as you go through it and beyond.


Rachelle is an international counsellor, therapist and coach.
Many years ago, she personally experienced the slow decline of a loved one to death and was struck by how all support and attention seemed to focus on the dying and not on those closest to them.
She trained as a bereavement counsellor at a private hospice in Roodepoort, Johannesburg and gave her time to the dying and their families during the transition process and continued to support those left behind in finding their way back into their lives.

Having made her home in Switzerland, she has also completed Palliative Care support training here.
For those who did not wish for a traditional service to say farewell, she also created a non-denominational “Celebration of Life”, which she has led for many families and due to Corona now even by zoom link.
She continues to offer spiritual care to those faced with their end-of-life and those closest to them on request.

The content of this episode is thought-provoking and just touching the surface of this vast topic.
Before you start, I have an important request for you.
Your support makes a massive difference for me to keep going with creating quality podcast episodes.
Please subscribe to the Uplift My Life Today podcast channel (from whichever platform works best for you – Spotify, Anchor, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Amazon Music, etc.), give it a 5-star rating, and share it with others. You sharing what you listen to with one or two other people will create incredible ripple effects.
My deepest wish is to support many people who would like to live their lives connected to their hearts, and all episodes in this podcast channel are created with this intention.

Thank you so much for your help!!!

And for now, enjoy this episode and please share your thoughts with me.
With love,
p.s. Here are the first two episodes of “Death and Dying Series”:
What natural death means and how to prepare for it.
The overview of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual stages of the dying process.


p.p.s. Here are some book recommendations:
On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Dying, a transition by Monika Renz
Final Gifts by Maggie Callanan, Patricia Kelley
Final Journeys by Maggie Callanan


Let me know what you think about this episode via

To get in touch with me:


Copyrights etc.: Music used in this episode: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod ( 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 


#upliftmylifetoday #intentionallife #transformation #risefromburnout #death #dying #subconsciousmindreprogramming #podcast

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply