“Live Consciously by Exploring Death”
Worship Leader: Lee Plumb
Accompanist: Dr. Gary Smart
Guest Musician: Ziran Xu
Nada Frazier’s lesson Live Consciously by Exploring Death introduces “the elephant in the room” and invites each of us to acknowledge and consider befriending it. We all know that the death rate is 100%, yet so many of us seldom want to think, much less talk about death. Nada will touch on her work as an end-of-life doula (“death doula”), and we’ll delve into living life more consciously by exploring death.
About our Speaker
Nada Frazier is Founder of The Sacred Servant where she serves as an End-of-Life Doula, Guide, Mentor, Trainer, Consultant, and Community Educator. She is a Certified End-of-Life Doula and has earned the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) Proficiency Badge. Nada is on the Board of Directors of NEDA. Nada is an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) instructor of her class, “Live Consciously by Exploring Death: A Death Doula’s Guide.” She is the creator of The Sacred Servant’s End of Life Guide, a step-by-step checklist and organizational tool for gathering important information and creating peace of mind.
Nada founded and facilitates The Death Café of Northeast Florida and has served as a hospice volunteer for over ten years. Since 1991, she has been a presenter/inspirational speaker in various workshops, classes, seminars and events across the United States.
A non-denominational ordained minister, Nada has served part-time as Spiritual Leader of Unity of Jacksonville Beach since 2015. She has served on numerous boards, is a trained mediator and published co-author. She has 35+ years of experience working as a paralegal. Nada is a trained Reiki Master Teacher and honors Lakota ways. She enjoys her family, meditation, nature photography, and never met a tree or rock she didn’t love.
About our Guest Musician:
Pianist Ziran Xu received her undergraduate degree in piano performance from the Tianjin Conservatory of Music in China. She came to UNF to study jazz piano in 2016. In 2018 she transferred to the classical music program. This fall, Miss Xu will begin working towards a Master’s degree in classical piano performance with Dr. Gary Smart.