Choosing to Thrive While Dying


Jena Skelton, LPC, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor with Westmoreland Psychotherapy Associates, joined GYRT Health for the last part of our four-part Mental Health Series on May 24, 2022, to walk us through a challenging conversation for many of us. A conversation about loss, death, and grief.


These are topics no one really wants to discuss. Fortunately for us, Jena is really comfortable with the topics and dove into them in an open, relaxed way. She led us through discussing the fear of death and all of the conflicting emotions that come with that, including how to navigate the conversations about death and dying, and consciously choosing to thrive through the rest of your days without turning into a billboard for toxic positivity.


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Choosing to Thrive While Dying