Podcast: Andrea Sherman, Practices for Shattered Nights

Podcast: Andrea Sherman, Practices for Shattered Nights

How can life’s most difficult struggles also be blessings? Andrea Sherman explains, and shares her own experience with Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder and how it's affected her spirituality.

Andrea Sherman, PhD, is a gerontologist, educator, trainer and End of Life Doula. She is a graduate of the New York Zen Center Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Program, teaches meditation at Westchester Meditation Center, and studies Vajrayana Buddhism with Phakchok Rinpoche. As an educator her focus is on palliative and end of life care, caregiving, creativity and aging, and lifecycle transitions. She is the co-author of Transitional Keys: Rituals to Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults and has created rituals that span the lifecycle from birth to dying. She has also created rituals to support caregivers through the stages of caregiving.

“Every ritual, whether its formal or informal, has an intention. And it has a closing.”

In this episode, Andrea and Rabbi Rami talk about contemplative care, rituals in old age, and sleep disorders.

Read Rabbi Rami's thoughts on this podcast here.

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