3. The Sacred Mystery of Birth and Death with Amy Wright Glenn

Amy Wright Glenn, Birth and Death
Transformed podcast

Loss is something that happens all the time in our lives, in various ways and to different degrees. On the third episode of TRANSFORMED, join Amy Wright Glenn and I as we sit down and have an open discussion of the parallels between birth and death; both necessary parts of life, both guaranteed to awaken us to our senses. As a birth doula, death doula, and former hospital chaplain, Amy has a unique perspective and skill set to help us explore the uncomfortable relationship between birth and death with great warmth and depth.

Being present with someone’s birth or death brings a sense of sacredness and mystery.“- Amy Wright Glenn

FEATURED GUEST: Amy Wright Glenn

Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She taught for eleven years in The Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence. Amy is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, (CD)DONA birth doula, hospital chaplain, Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness Teacher Trainer and a regular contributor to PhillyVoice wherein she writes on mindfulness, spirituality, parenting, ethics, birthing, and dying.

Amy is the founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death and the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula and Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go.


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Produced by Aleksa Mara
Edited by Veronica Gruba
Hosted & Created by Britta Bushnell, PHD

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