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Jan 3, 2023

Death is a natural and inevitable part of life. It is a reminder of our own mortality and the impermanence of things. While it can be a difficult and painful experience, it is believed that consciousness about death brings people closer to each other.

In this episode, Dr. Jordana Jacobs talks about the importance of mortality awareness and how denial of this fundamental human experience can lead to greater suffering and isolation. This awareness can also inspire us to prioritize our relationships, make the most of the time we have together, and find a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Dr. Jordana Jacobs is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her approach is integrative, combining psychodynamic and existential therapy in her treatment of patients. Dr. Jacobs’ training at Memorial Sloan Kettering working with terminally ill cancer patients, her studies in Northern India, and her Vipassana meditation practice inspired her work exploring the complex relationship between death and love.

Check out the transcript of this episode on Dr. Jessica Higgin's website.

In this episode

10:31 Dr. Jacobs' unwavering faith in the power of love and connection to bring meaning and resilience in the face of trauma and loss.

14:09 Exploring the complex interplay between love and death in long-term relationships.

16:56 How the power of mortality awareness can deepen love and meaning in life.

25:56 How denying or avoiding this fundamental human experience can lead to greater suffering and isolation.

35:27 How surrendering to difficult emotions and experiences can help us move forward.

37:33 Actionable steps you can take to gently bring mortality into awareness.


Ram Dass Fierce Grace (*Amazon Affiliate link) (book)

Love & Death Meditation (*Youtube video)

Love & Letting Go Meditation (*Youtube video)


Sharing Resources (*Google form)

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