Episode Three: “Breaking Barriers” – Response to the Story of Sheryl, Part One

Episode Three: “Breaking Barriers” – Response to the Story of Sheryl, Part One

Episode 3 contains the first half of a live panel discussion that originally aired on March 10th, 2022.

This event explored the complexities of our inaugural Podcast narrative, the Story of Sheryl. Our esteemed panelists discussed the elements of Sheryl’s story that intrigue our listeners in both Episode 1 and Episode 2 of the Voices of the Completed Life Podcast. What does Sheryl mean when she says she is one fall away from having a bad death? In what ways does Sheryl want to have a gentle death? What are the challenges that she faces in achieving a peaceful, completed life? This event was moderated by Program Director Sarah Kiskadden-Bechtel, MBe.


Voices of the Completed Life is a podcast brought to you by the Completed Life Initiative. We share unprecedented conversations at the heart of the human experience. As our hosts dive into honest conversations about mortality, loss and grief, we hear first-hand experiences from individuals who are grappling with what it means to live a completed life. This podcast works to dissolve the idea that there is a singular image of the completed life. Each of our guests hold unique, and deeply ingrained philosophies on a life well lived. These stories embrace human mortality with respect, compassion, and dignity. These are stories that may challenge and surprise you. These are stories worth listening to. These are Voices of the Completed Life.

Interested in sharing your perspective on a Completed Life, whether for yourself or a loved one, and wish to add your voice to our podcast? Please reach out to us via email at info@completedlife.org.