After a lengthy career as a mental health clinician, Becky Aud-Jennison now considers herself a therapist gone rogue, creating The Death Dialogues Project and podcast to open an alternative space to support people and assist our society in easing the topic of death out of the closet.
Our experiences are unique and Becky believes we learn more from listening to others' stories about their experiences than we do from generalised commentary on death, dying and the aftermath. Story is the foundation on which this book, the project, and the podcast are built.
Primarily reared in the middle of the United States, Becky now spends the bulk of her time on a hill in New Zealand overlooking rolling green pastures, the Whangarei Heads and harbour, along with five cheeky horses, two beloved dogs and a cat. The answer to her daughter's question, "Do you realise you are replacing children with animals?" may be yes. Becky and her husband have a blended family of nine children and three grandchildren.
Becky nominated 'Human' by The Killers as a song she would like played at her funeral or wake. Listen to the song in our 'Farewell songs' playlist