Life and Death After Fifty: Stories from “The Time of Your Life”

Oct 31, 2013 | 0 comments

The Time of Your Life coverGray-haired baby boomers living their senior years with gusto have plenty of advice to share on getting the most out of what’s left of this lifetime. The problem is, who listens to them?

The new book, The Time of Your Life – Everyone Has a Story (General Store Publishing House), gives emerging seniors a platform to share their words of wisdom. The stories, from 40 people aged from their early 50s to late 90s, provide a road map to life. Each mini-memoir of four or five pages are succinct yet powerful.

Canadian writers Gayle Leona Jabour and Daniel Tigner interviewed everyday people with interesting tales to tell. Their poignant, multi-faceted chronicles of lives well lived also show how to die well.

Gayle Leona Jabour and Daniel Tigner join host Gail Rubin on A Good Goodbye Radio on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT to discuss amazing stories of living fully and dying well.

Topics include:

  • How aging differs in different cultures
  • Near Death Experiences and how they influence attitudes toward living
  • How to achieve dying with dignity and humor
  • Palliative care and how it helps facilitate a good death
  • Ways to cope with the death of loved ones.

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A Good Goodbye is an entertaining and educational weekly 60-minute online radio show on “everything you need to know before you go.”  The program airs live on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. CT / 4:00 p.m. MT / 3:00 p.m. PT online.

Each show becomes available as a podcast shortly after each live program. All past program podcasts on A Good Goodbye radio can be downloaded for free from iTunes and

Upcoming programs will feature Jim Kepner and Linda Darby representing the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) on the “Have a Talk of a Lifetime” campaign (Nov. 13), Mary Woodsen, Research Director, Green Burial Council of North America (Nov. 20), and a representative from Engage With Grace on talking about end-of-life wishes over your Thanksgiving dinner with family (Nov. 27).

A Good Goodbye covers a wide range of critical information most people don’t consider until there’s a death in the family. Host Gail Rubin brings a light touch to a serious subject and presents expert interviews on funeral planning issues with practical insights into the party no one wants to plan.

By planning ahead and having a conversation, families can reduce stress at a time of grief, minimize family conflict, save money and create a meaningful, memorable “good goodbye.”

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Gail Rubin, funeral expert and Celebrant

Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®

Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, is author of the award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. Host of A Good Goodbye television series and Internet radio show, she is also a Certified Celebrant, funeral planning consultant, insurance agent and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the funeral planning conversation started.

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. She is Vice President of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of New Mexico, helping to start conversations across religions. Her website is

Contact: Gail Rubin | PH: 505-265-7215

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