- What made you write your book – Words at the Threshold?
- What is the final words project?
- What are some common themes or metaphors that appear in end of life speech?
- How can a listener who has a friend or a family member that is nearing death, benefit from your research?
- After you launched the final words project, what patterns have you discovered?
Lisa Smartt, MA, is the author of Words at the Threshold. A linguist, educator, and poet, she founded the Final Words Project, an ongoing study devoted to collecting and interpreting the mysterious language at the end of lives.
She co-facilitates workshops about language and consciousness with Raymond Moody at universities, hospices, and conferences and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Inspirational quote – Without thinking of the letters, listen to the language of the heart.
Alternative Practice – Linguist, Educator, Poet and Author
Action Step – When you feel like you want to say certain words, do not speak, instead move them! Dance your words out..
Major Life Lesson – Just to listen deeply to everything, the world is always speaking to us, spirit is always speaking to us, there are no accidents and if you listen closely you will hear the truth that you need to hear.
Life Purpose – To live and express the many forms of language that exist around us in the deeply spirited forms of language.
- Best Advice – Cultivate the witness.
- Personal Habit – Dancing and Aikido.
- Book Recommendation – A million miles in a thousand years (How i learned to live a better story) by Donald Miller
Learn more about Lisa at www.finalwordsproject.org
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