We must become the designer of our own destination.
Since her book, Bridging the Gap, was published on April 13th, 2018, Kimberly is on to her next adventure of speaking throughout the United States. But she is doing it a little differently than anyone expected. In June 2018, she bought an RV, downsized her belongings and hit the road with her German Shepherd, Haven. Kimberly has named her adventure the “Live Well Die Well Tour” because she states, “The more I talk about death, the more boldly I feel I’m living life to the fullest.”
The tour jump started in Ohio alongside her ex-boyfriend’s parents (the boy who lost his life to cancer over 18 years ago). Kimberly states, “It was a way to put meaning into the beginning of the tour – to make sure it is always personal.” Now she is making her way through every state, with exception of Hawaii, to connect with people and communities, sign books and share how she learned to live life boldly at the bedside of hospice patients.
Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years. Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most.
This innovative and uplifting book is an invitation to move beyond the current standards of what death has come to mean in our culture. Bridging The Gap will empower you to design your death so it reflects your values, likes and dislikes and your personality. Death is not a final destination but a transcendental beginning.
Kimberly C. Paul is a lifelong storyteller. From writing a end-of-life materials and blog, to producing television and radio commercials, to working on the sets of Saturday Night Live and CBS daytime television, she has a passion for engaging audiences.
After nearly 20 years working in hospice, becoming a speaker about end of life, death, and dying, was a natural transition for her. In 2015, she wowed audiences with her Tedx Talk, “Who’s That?” and challenged people to stop ignoring the elephant in the room. She has also presented at national, state, regional, and community symposiums about hospice and end-of-life planning.
Remember, You’re the Designer.
We must become the designer of our own destination. We must learn how to build the pathways to our last chapter by creating the blueprints that reflect our individual lives and values. During this podcast, as we share interviews with hospice and palliative care experts, authors, and artists, you will hear personal stories of caregivers inspired to create tools to help others with their own end of life journey as well as share intimate stories of those facing a serious illness. By sharing these stories and information, we hope you will learn how to design, plan and embrace your own end of life.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Kimberly for many years at our hospice organization. I witnessed first hand how her passion and knowledge inspired others to become advocates for their own healthcare and end of life planning, directly impacting the number of patients and families we were able to serve. I am humbled by how many lives she continues to change!Rebecca Peirce
“I am a blogger focused on Grief and Positive Aging. When Kimberly contacted me for an interview for her new podcast, Death by Design, I was intrigued. Her experiences of both personal loss and years of hospice work make her a unique resource on death and dying. Her passion and zeal for planning ahead make her a unique resource on life and living it to the very end…by design. I am looking forward to learning a great deal from this wise, witty, wonderful woman!”Ginny McKinney
It was obvious from the start of our conversation that Kimberly is passionate about end of life education. She was well prepared for our discussion and as knowledgeable about my resources as I could have hoped. Kimberly is a terrific asset to our end of life educators community!Barbara Karnes