Anna Ledgard, end of life doula, speaking on The Anxiety Advantage podcast - hosted by writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi

Death comes to all of us. Most of us fear it and our anxiety about death and dying stops us from thinking about it and talking about it. Would having more courage in the face of this universal human life passage help us die better deaths and live better lives? It seems appropriate in this last episode of our exploration of anxiety and courage to talk openly about the life experience that scares us most.  End of life doula Anna Ledgard joins The Anxiety Advantage host Yang-May Ooi  to talk about Anxiety and Courage in the Face of Death. 

Anxiety and Courage in the Face of Death – Anna Ledgard AXAV0208 ¦ The Anxiety Advantage [podcast] Season 02 Episode 08

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The Anxiety Advantage with Yang-May Ooi Season 02 Episode xx  ¦ Anxiety and Courage in the Face of Death – Anna Ledgard ¦ AXAV0208


Living Well Dying Well Training

The National Association of Doulas:   End of Life Doula UK –

Death Cafe –

Kathryn Mannix:  With the End in Mind – 

Atul Gawande:  Reith Lectures – 

And his book – Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – 

Anna Ledgard’s TEDx talk – 

Anna Ledgard – 

Anna Ledgard, TEDx talk

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I am not an expert on anxiety. I have no medical or therapy-type qualifications. I am a writer – and like many people, I have struggled with anxiety. My purpose in these podcasts is to explore with curiosity how these very human feelings affect all our lives. Views expressed by my guests are entirely their own and do not represent my views. These podcasts come out of my personal experience and perspective – and I do not claim to speak for everyone who may be living with anxiety. The content of these podcasts is for informational purposes only.  If you are affected by anything in these podcasts, please seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified professional. 



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