This is our second incredible conversation with chaplain and grief guru J. Dana Trent (find her on Twitter!), and this one is deeply personal. Her compelling new book, Dessert First, is a flowing read on death, dying, and living fully with joy and purpose.  We covered a lot of sacred ground once again and also some wonderful everyday type of stuff.  I am so in love with this heart-centered soul and beacon of wisdom to many.  We are grieving on some level so please take a listen and see what connects.

J. Dana Trent is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community College. An ordained Baptist minister and former hospital chaplain, her work has appeared on, and in Religion News Service, Sojourners, Religion Dispatches, and The Christian Century.

Her third book, One Breath At a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation, was released January 1, 2019, from Upper Room Books. She is also the award-winning author of For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community and Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk. Dana winds down from writing and teaching with episodes of The Young and the Restless as well as leading cardio and strength training classes for the YMCA.

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