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Twilight Brigade talk on compassion in dying

Twilight Brigade founder Dannion Brinkley will speak on compassion in dying.

He earned fame as an author, inspirational speaker, and an expert in the dying process. Now listeners can tune in to Achieve Radio's internet broadcast of "Innerviews" to hear Dannion Brinkley discuss his numerous brushes with death, his interest in integrating conventional and complementary medicine, and his interpretation of world events.

Winston Salem, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 23, 2007 -- Dannion Brinkley will appear live on the Achieve Radio Internet radio station which hosts the talk show "Innerviews" with Kimmie Rose and Steve Marshall on Thursday, March 1, 2007 from 8:00-9:00 PM EST. "Innerviews" can be accessed by going to the Achieve Radio website at and clicking on the "listen live" icon.

Dannion Brinkley is the New York Times best selling author of Saved by the Light and At Peace in the Light. His latest literary classic, co-authored with his wife, Kathryn, is entitled, The Secrets of the Light: Spiritual Strategies to Empower Your Life...Here and in the Hereafter. Dannion's first best selling book, Saved by the Light was made into a television motion picture by the Fox network and has been seen in over 30 countries.

He is loved and respected worldwide for his inspirational lectures on the Near-Death Experience, Palliative and Hospice Care, Complementary and Alternative Healing Practices, and Self-Awareness. Since 1977, Dannion has worked diligently, looking for the best way to integrate conventional and complimentary medicine. Having survived numerous brushes with death, Dannion is an expert in the dying process. He was struck twice by lightning and has since survived heart failure, open-heart surgery, ruptured subdural hematomas, brain surgery, and a massive grand mal seizure.

That first lightning strike, in 1975, radically changed his life. Dannion became a hospice and nursing home volunteer. In the past 25 years of volunteer service, he has been at the bedside of over 350 people at the point of death, and has been with more than 1,200 people during their final days, accruing more than 18,000 hours of service.

As a member of the National Institutes of Health's ad hoc committee, he assisted in research and preparation of The Chantilly Report and the formation of the Office of Alternative Medicine in 1992.

With thirty years of experience in end of life care, Brinkley is considered an expert in the field. In 1997 he co-founded, The Twilight Brigade, one of our nation's largest non-profit organizations dedicated to the training of volunteers who serve as transition technicians at the bedside of our country's dying veterans. Since its inception, The Twilight Brigade has recruited nearly 6,000 volunteers who have accrued more than 200,000 reported hours at the bedside. With more than 76 million Baby Boomers now confronting the mortality of family members and friends, many of whom are Veterans, this program is providing a much-needed link to assure quality in end-of-life care. Having honorably served in the Marine Corps, Brinkley's profound commitment to 'death with dignity' has inspired him to successfully devote his life to the creation of a reality where "no veteran need die alone."

For more information on Dannion Brinkley, visit his website at
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Health care and corporate lawyer Michael H. Cohen has also been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales as a Solicitor (non-practicing), adding to Bar membership in four U.S. states.

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