We are all dying. There is no escaping it. There is no preventing it. We are mortal beings. However, the one experience that we universally share, we universally avoid. We need to talk about death. By talking about death, we live more purposeful, passionate and fulfilling lives. By talking about death, we truly learn how to live.
This TEDx talk will speak to the universal, shared experience of death with the purpose of making the most of our lives. I will shed light on the common barriers that prevent each of us from having these conversations, clarify the importance of making our end of life wishes known and create a platform for each individual to address one of their biggest fears head on. By the end of this Ted Talk, listeners will feel elevated within their own lives; inspired to not only live more purposeful lives but to engage in conversation that they once feared.
Bringing Life to Death | Lisa Greig is dying, but then again, so are you. She believes that by embracing our own mortality we will live more fulfilling, passionate and purposeful lives. She is a social worker and practicing clinician in Saskatoon.Lisa is passionate about all things life and death, focusing her business Silver Linings Events on the topic. So, why should we talk about death? What are the barriers that prevent us from having these conversations? Why do we avoid something that we all have in common? These questions and many more have become a part of Lisa Greig’s passion and practice.Lisa was born and raised on the prairies but headed for the city lights and skyscrapers of Toronto to complete her social work degree before returning to Saskatchewan to complete her graduate degree, rooting herself in Saskatoon.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at