Phyllis  Shacter

Phyllis Shacter

Phyllis Shacter has been a teacher, business consultant, life coach and public speaker. Today she uses her skills to share her personal story as a platform to educate others about expanding end of life choices. Her book, Choosing to Die, is both a memoir and a guidebook and is the first personal story ever written about VSED (Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking).
Phyllis’ husband decided to VSED rather than live into the late stages of Alzheimer’s. Choosing to Die is their love story. It is a book about their partnership and the brave territory they traversed, including how they prepared themselves with proper medical and legal guidance.
It is available on She is a frequent speaker and educator about this topic. Her TEDx talk, “Not Here By Choice” is on the Home Page of her informative website,