Transitions: An Interview with Becki Hawkins
August 8, 2012
Hosted by Mary Beth Lodge
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When you’ve compassionately aided people to leave the planet for 30 years—helped them be comfortable, reduced their pain and listened to their words—what emerges is not just a way of dying, but also a way of living. That’s what Becki Hawkins discovered in her uplifting and beautiful new book, TRANSITIONS: A Nurse’s Education About Life and Death. Hawkins, who spent the heart of her career as an oncology and hospice nurse in Oklahoma, offers tenderly-rendered short recollections of those experiences that stayed with her…the one’s that touched her heart, took her breath away and opened her to a greater wisdom. It’s that wisdom which she shares with us—how we can live better, more richly, more wisely and with greater love before we, too, transition—and look back to wonder what we missed.
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Initially following the linear path with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Education, Mary Beth Lodge has been a lifelong student of health studies and mind body medicine. Her background in the traditional medical world led to a frustration with the compartmentalization of treatments and an exploration of Alternative Medicine Concepts. Now she combines the principles of Subtle Energies in Healing and the concepts of Neuroscience to design practical solutions for lifestyle changes and personal as well as professional development.
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Mary Beth is a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy and the International Hypnosis Federation and is associated with the International Medical Dental Hypnosis Association. As an educator, Mary Beth received recognition in 2004 from the Addictions Studies Program at the University of Cincinnati with a Faculty Dedication Award. Her enthusiasm for the transformative results of learning is boundless!