Knocking on Heavens Door with Author Katy Butler

September 30, 2020
Hosted by Nina Impala

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When he was 79, Katy Butler’s seemingly vigorous father suffered a devastating stroke. A year later he was outfitted with a pacemaker in a moment of hope. Hope: everyone deserves hope, no matter what hope may be. For Katy's family, hope meant getting dad back to where he used to be —a hope that could not be fulfilled. What you will find out in this episode with award-winning journalist Katy Butler is that a pacemaker can keep a heart going while the elderly patient slides into dementia, incontinence, and misery. As Katy wrote in her bestselling memoir, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, "After the mid 1950's the attitudes of many doctors and patients shifted from faith in God and acceptance of death to faith in medicine and resistance of death." Please join us as we explore a taboo subject: love, caregiving, and quality of life versus length of life.

Inspiring End-of-Life Conversations

Inspiring End-of-Life Conversations

Wednesday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

Inspiring End of Life Conversations show is about talking openly about dying and death. Guests on my program include cancer survivors, family members who care to share their stories of aging parents, losing a child, survivors of suicide, accidental death as well as pet psychics who share with us the messages from our furry friends.

We cover ALL aspects of hospice and what people need to know about it before admitting a loved one into hospice care. We have those who have survived near death experiences who share their message of hope and the fact that Heaven is for real. Many shows feature Father Nathan Castle, who is a Catholic Priest, and receives messages from people in dreams who are stuck in the in-between place. If someone dies, and there is something to share, we will be talking about it! Tune in live to Inspiring End of Life Conversations every Wednesday at 3 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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Nina Impala

Nina Impala

Nina Impala is a highly intuitive multifaceted individual. She combines her intuitive abilities with professional education in the End-of-Life Field. Nina holds a BA in Human Services, and is a Certified Grief counselor, She is a graduate of Mueller College of Holistic Studies, author of “Dearly Departed: What I Learned About Living From the Dying,” and a Reiki Master for the last 20 years.

Nina has worked passionately in the hospice field visiting the dying and educating families. In addition to working with hospice patients, Nina works with families that have lost loved ones through accidents and suicide.

Her desire is to help people of all ages feel at peace with themselves regardless of whether the transition process is loss of a loved one through natural causes, cancer diagnosis, suicide or accidents.

Nina is a member of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce, has received awards for her writings with The National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. She writes for her own blog and also other websites dedicated to help the grieving. She is passionate about bringing education to all people about the transition from this life, into the next, a subject that has been sorely neglected in our society.

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Episode Directory

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

  • 9/30/2020: Knocking on Heavens Door with Author Katy Butler Listen Now
  • 9/23/2020: Conversations with Scars Listen Now
  • 9/16/2020: Afterlife Interrupted with Father Nathan Listen Now
  • 9/9/2020: Angels in My Hair With Lorna Byrne Listen Now
  • 9/2/2020: "Gone From My Sight" With American Hospice Pioneer, Barbara Karnes, RN Listen Now


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