About Health

8/26/19 Living and Dying Well

When someone we love passes away, it can cause us to examine our own lives: How can we live our lives better? How can we be ready when our own time comes? Our guest today offers simple, yet profound advice for how to live better: Live like you’re dying. As a palliative care physician, he observed that patients with terminal illness who embrace four specific tasks tend to be more at peace. It turns out that these tasks—which he calls “The Four Things That Matter Most”—apply equally well at almost any stage of life, and can potentially help all of us to live more meaningful, loving, and vibrant existences. Host David B. Feldman interviews Dr. Ira Byock, author of The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book about Living.

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