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BJ Miller: What really matters at the end of life

BJ Miller: What really matters at the end of life

http://www.ted.com/talks/bj_miller_what_really_matters_at_the_end_of_life

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How might we reimagine the end-of-life experience for ourselves and our loved ones? Each of our lives is a story. Let’s re-imagine how we prepare for, share and live through the final chapter. am asking that we make space – physical, psychic room, to allow life to play itself all the way out – so that rather than just getting out of the way, aging and dying can become a process of crescendo through to the end.” — BJ Miller Each of our lives is a story.

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