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This is a wonderful brief video relating to cancer as a turning point.

Gary Malkin, one of the creators of the "Graceful Passages" CD, was a speaker at the 2008 "Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving" free conference in Sacramento.

"'True healing is focused action and intention [which is everything we do to heal ourselves overtly]
wrapped in the arms of surrender'"
quoting Dr. Jeremy, oncologist.

"Music as a tool for the integration of heart and spirit and mind"
He cites research that shows The 1st human sense to come in, at 24 weeks, is hearing. It's the last one to go before we die.

Would be a wonderful guest to interview! And to get out the word about Graceful Passages, it's well known in some circles but so worth sharing to the On Being Audience. Not just for those who are dying and their families, but for any major life change or transition.

"Created by the cofounders of the Companion Arts Foundation, Graceful Passages addresses themes of letting go, closure, expressing love, forgiveness, appreciation of life, and continuity of spirit from different perspectives and faith traditions. Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish clergy are represented as well as Native American, Confucian, and Buddhist voices, creating a truly multifaith resource. A compelling musical score, created by a pioneering healing music artist and award-winning composer, lovely still-life photographs, and elegant design create a gentle invitation for the reader and listener to reflect upon what matters most in life."

applicable to "life-changing transitions, serious illness, or end-of-life process"

with messages from Wisdom Leaders, including Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, among others.