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A Grief Dialogue with Elizabeth Coplan

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A Grief Dialogue with Elizabeth Coplan

Jane connected with another elevated soul through The Beautiful Dying Expo, playwright Elizabeth Coplan. Jane discovered that Elizabeth started writing plays to process her own grief after suffering her own significant losses.  She discovered from those who saw her plays that they too had their own death and grief stories to share. Join Jane and Elizabeth as they get knee deep into grief in an alarmingly beautiful way. The two discuss why we fear death, powerful and easy tools to help those grieving and Jane will find out what Elizabeth feels is in The Next Room. It’s a grief dialogue you won’t want to miss, this week, on The Next Room!

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Elizabeth_Coplan_779913734.jpegElizabeth Coplan

Welcome to our sacred sharing space where we can engage in death and grief dialogue. After experiencing several losses, I turned to writing plays to process my own grief. I soon discovered from those who saw my plays that they too had their own death and grief stories  to share. Why had they never shared their stories before?  Because no one ever asked them.  So I asked them to submit their stories. You can read their Stories as well as our Blog. Consider yourself asked too.



About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher has always been a natural connector who has enjoyed a successful career in media and the music industry, most notably at major radio stations in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Several years ago, she stepped away from terrestrial radio when Empower Radio reached out and asked her to create a show about her passion. The Next Room podcast was born.

Demystifying death daily, she interviews professionals and practitioners from diverse backgrounds about death, dying, grief, beliefs and cultural traditions surrounding the journey we all must ultimately make. The show airs across 11 platforms and has connected her with extraordinary people throughout this community. The Next Room has recently become the official podcast of the Beautiful Dying Expo.

Jane is also passionate about being involved in mission work. She has been part of a team for over five years that has built homes in Tijuana for families in need through Lutheran Border Concerns. She has traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless, Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo, and Armenia to work with women and children in the small village of Amre Taza. Most recently, she was on a humanitarian mission in the Dominican Republic. 

Her book, The Next Room is a story transcending space and time, of a relationship between mother and daughter that grew stronger through death. Written together, by initially enlisting interpretation through a psychic medium, The Next Room takes us on a daughter's journey through learning eternal life lessons on forgiveness, grief, grace, gratitude, and the limitless love of all, God.

Jane lives in San Diego with her husband, Tom. She is now answering her passion-filled purpose and writing daily alongside her puppy and muse, Mamba.