Clapp with Jane with Jane Clapp

On Death and the Power of Our Inner Life to Keep Us Alive - with me and Robin Pacific

April 15, 2020 janetheclapp Season 1 Episode 7
Clapp with Jane with Jane Clapp
On Death and the Power of Our Inner Life to Keep Us Alive - with me and Robin Pacific
Show Notes

Get ready for a powerful episode that will move you from the inside.

This episode is all about looking our at pervasive awareness of death during the pandemic, something we normally try to chase away. I speak about my experience with a life threatening illness and how it fuelled my desire to live fully while my work with people living with cancer informed so much of my current work in helping to bring people back to fully living.

Then I speak with my friend, Robin Pacific, artist, activist and spiritual director, about her project MISSING YOU and her relationship with spirituality through a rich inner life, something she believes we can access to support ourselves during the pandemic and beyond. 

In MISSING YOU, Robin Pacific photographed 70 people, each in a special place that has meaning for them, and then asked them a series of questions about their own death. I was one of the 70 people.

Robin Pacific‘s work has spanned thirty years and a wide variety of media.  In addition to writing personal and critical essays, she has produced artworks in a variety of media encompassing painting, drawing, video, installation, performance, and numerous community based collaborations.

In 2012 Robin completed a Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College in the Toronto School of Theology, and now practices Spiritual Direction one day a week.

She holds a PhD in English Literature from York University and a Masters in Theological Studies from Regis College. She is currently enrolled in the University of Kings College MFA in Creative Nonfiction.

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