A blogsite by Shelley Whizin, Founder of the Soul Diving Institute

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You have found your way to LoveLifeandBeyond.com, because somehow the subject of life and living, death and dying have come up in your thoughts or experiences. You could be that occasional thinker who is just curious, or maybe you’d like to know how to be with someone who is dying in a way that brings a sense of calm and peace. You might be someone who just found out that you have a life limiting illness yourself, and need some guidance on what to do now, how to approach your life, how to create a medical and personal support team, or how to create a funeral, memorial or celebration of life service. Whatever the reason, whomever it is for, I am glad you decided to visit. I thank you for taking time to look through the site. I sincerely hope you walk away with something that eases your way with a sense of grace by your side.  Feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns you may have.

My life’s passion and mandate is to gently, lovingly teach, support and guide individuals and their families through the living and dying experience of a loved one. My mission is to help you navigate through the fears, the sadness, the grief, the overwhelm, and the heartbreak of losing a loved one, or yourself, and all the emotions involved in the life to dying process to find a sense of solace within.”

– Shelley Whizin Founder, Soul Diving Institute, Professional Life and Death Teacher and Guide, Certified Death Midwife, Ordained Minister, Certified National Trainer for The Twilight Brigade, Speaker

Shelley Whizin


Caregiver Rights Means Taking Care of the Caregiver Who Cares

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Palliative Care: Finding Comfort and Dignity

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Terminal Care with Respect, Honor and Dignity

"If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die." - Maya Angelou Terminal care is considered medical and nursing care for patients in the terminal stage of an illness.  There are various types of illnesses that qualify for terminal care....

The Mind-Body Theory in the Face of Life and Death

“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.” Albert Einstein The duality of Life is Death, the Mind, and the Body The purpose of this article is to explore multiple philosophical theories on the mind and the body, with the...

Understanding Death: A Human Challenge

  “Life is pleasant.  Death is peaceful.  It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” - Isaac Asimov Understanding death is one of life’s greatest challenges that all human beings face.  To some, just the thought of death can trigger fears that paralyze, leaving one...

End of Life Planning, Living to the End Starts Now

“A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain Are you ready to die? It’s a loaded question, no doubt. Then again, perhaps many of you have already asked yourselves this question. In this article, I aim to expose the deeper level meanings behind...

“If we wish to die well, we must learn how to live well: Hoping for a peaceful death we must cultivate peace in our mind, and in our way of life.” — The Dalai Lama