Aging, Dying and Living in the Anthropocene - Joan Tollifson - TruthLover #23
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Joining us today is Joan Tollifson, she is a writer and devotee of life. Her latest book, Death: The End of Self-Improvement, celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying, living, and spiritual awakening. Joan sees awakening as never-ending and always only Now. She has roots in both Buddhism and Advaita, but belongs to no particular tradition.

Joan is all for genuine transformation, and distinguishes in her new book between that and an oppressive obsession with self-improvement rooted in stories of deficiency and lack. Joan celebrates imperfection and brokenness as blessings. She recently survived anal cancer, which she describes as an awakening journey. Joan is the author of four previous books: Bare-Bones Meditation, Awake in the Heartland, Painting the Sidewalk with Water, and Nothing to Grasp. She lives in Oregon, USA.

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