About the Speaker: Alaa Murabit (born October 26, 1989) is a Canadian physician who became a women’s rights activist in Libya in 2011. She has since become a leading international advocate for women’s rights and their inclusion in peace processes and conflict resolution. Murabit founded The Voice of Libyan Women in August 2011 and has […]
Zen & Dying WellIt’s been a big issue for me. Spurned by the Brittany Maynard hubbub this part year, I’ve had a lot to say lately about hospice and end-of-life care, because the end may not end when you’re very old. But the Zen Foundation aims to both actively participate in caring for it’s dying ‘residents’ and change the attitudes in medicine about dying where the hospital cannot go. It’s a movement. We shouldn’t focus on living to 100 and being sickly at the end, but at least we lived to 100. We should love to live to our 80’s, and not be afraid of death. Medicine is adding time, and it’s all quantity, not quality.
“I will marry when I want. My mother can’t force me to marry. My father cannot force me to marry. My uncle, my aunt, my brother or sister, cannot force me to marry. No one in the world can force me to marry. I’ll marry when I want. Even if you beat me, even if […]