Moving From Scared to Sacred

This month’s interview in the BIG Interview Series is with Patty Burgess, President of Possibility with Patty is a friend and colleague, has participated on my Before I Go Programme, and is one wise, wild woman (so right up my street!)


In this short interview she speaks movingly about how death is an invitation, and therefore to be looked at, not turned away from.


She says:

“How can we not talk about, even ignore the very thing that will happen to all of us, connects all of us, is the great equalizer and leveler?

Nothing else connects us like death.

When we avoid this topic, or make it only sad and overwhelming, we operate in a narrow bandwidth/spectrum of human emotion.


We were meant to experience it all, and when we reframe death from “scary to sacred”, we get to see  (metaphorically) in technicolor, while everyone else sees in black and white”.

Death INVITES us to Life!




To get your copy of what Patty gives away:

Ebook, “6 Concepts to Master When Supporting A Loved One Who Is Dying”  – visit


Report, “16 Characteristics of Successful End-of-Life Doulas, Coaches, Guides”, visit

Share this:

We recommend:

The BIG Method

Use the Before I Go Method to create an End of Life Plan in 10 straightforward steps – without losing focus and giving up!

More like this:


  1. Dorothy on February 28, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Refreshingly normal interview with refreshingly normal people. A great discussion particularly relevant to normal people living alongside a ‘death deflecting society’. Freedom of expression is validated here and if you watch the whole interview, you will also be very amused. Thanks. I really enjoyed this interview and appreciated the personal style in which it was delivered.

    • Jane Duncan Rogers on March 2, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Thanks Dorothy, glad you enjoyed it and got something from it too. That’s the purpose of these interviews really – to expand thinking and feelings around this subject 🙂

Leave a Comment