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Death Mindfulness with Hansa Bergwall

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Death Mindfulness with Hansa Bergwall

Recently Jane saw a post from her friend Kimberly of Morbid Curiosity talking about an app she enjoyed, called WeCroak. Of course, Jane was curious and started following WeCroak on Twitter. She sent a private message to them asking if they wanted to come on the show, the response back was, “Sure, we love talking about death.” Jane welcomes Hansa Bergwall on the show who co-created WeCroak with Ian Thomas. The app is inspired by a Bhutanese folk saying: to be a happy person, one must contemplate death five times daily. The show covers mindfulness and happiness and through death contemplation and meditation. Hansa delivered one of the most humorous answers to Jane’s favorite question, what’s in The Next Room? It’s an inspired Hansa_Bergwall_447836845.jpgshow surrounding the recollection of death and a practice of kindness as we contemplate our morality this week on The Next Room!

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When he isn’t reminding people about death, he likes to bake, play Dungeons and Dragons or research obscure spiritual, philosophical or yogic topics. He occasionally teaches yoga and meditation. Hansa Bergwall is a co-founder of the WeCroak App. He is also the host of the WeCroak Podcast and ghostwrites for death in the Ask Death Advice Column Newsletter. 

Hansa has been an entrepreneur since 2013 when he launched a boutique PR agency and has been thinking about  what really makes a healthy lifestyle and true wellness ever since. 


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.