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A Good Goodbye with Gail Rubin and Jane

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A Good Goodbye with Gail Rubin and Jane

It is another inspired connection through The Beautiful Dying Expo and The Final Exit Network. Jane was introduced to Gail Rubin from a Good Goodbye who pioneered the Death Cafe Movement in the United States. Gail uses humor to communicate her passion for the positive death community. Her motto: “Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant. Talking about funerals won’t make you dead.” Jane and Gail covered her “Kicking the Bucket List, 100 downsizing and organizing things to do before you die.” As well as her TedTalk: A Good Goodbye-Funeral Planning For Those Who Don’t Plan To Die  It’s a Good Goodbye this week on The Next Room.

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Gail_banner_689427544.jpgGail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death, helps get end-of-life and funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject.

As an award-winning speaker, she uses humor and funny film clips to attract people to topics many would rather avoid: taking care of advance medical directives, estate planning and funeral planning. She is an active member of the National Speakers Association serving as the 2019-2020 president of the New Mexico Chapter, and is active in Toastmasters International.

Gail pioneered the Death Cafe movement in the United States. She hosted the first Death Cafe west of the Mississippi in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September, 2012.

She also held the first Before I Die Festival west of the Mississippi in October, 2017. Her 2018 Before I Die New Mexico Festival won the ICCFA’s KIP Award for Best Event. In 2019, she introduced one-day Before I Die Festivals, hosted by funeral homes and cemeteries.

The author of three books on end-of-life issues and creator of The Newly-Dead Game, she also hosts the award-winning TV/DVD series, A Good Goodbye, as well as an Internet radio program. For those who don’t know what a doyenne is, her moniker The Doyenne of Death refers to a woman who’s considered senior in a group and knows a lot about a particular subject.

Her award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, provides everything you never knew you needed to know about funeral planning and brings light to a dark subject. She also co-authored Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies Templates and Tips with Susan Fraser, and the award-winning Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.


About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher is a natural connector, who got her start in media through Michigan radio in 1980. She soon traveled west and has worked at legendary radio stations such as KTYD Santa Barbara, KGB, KSON and K-BEST 95 in San Diego. She also received the prestigious Marconi Award for her work on 98.1 KIFM.

Her natural curiosity led her to expand her business by including marketing and social media. When anyone asks her what she does for a living she responds; "I connect inspired people with one another, especially those with a desire to help others."

Jane has been involved in many international missions. She is part of a team for the past five years that has been building homes in Tijuana for families in need. She has also 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. Recently she was in the Dominican Republic on humanitarian mission.

After years in broadcasting, voiceover and social media she is finally answering her true calling. Writing. Her forth-coming book(s) deal with her fascination and connection with souls that have transitioned. She is actively in research mode and writing daily. Her show on Empower~ The Next Room is part of her attraction process and research for her book.