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Leaves Falling Gently

Is a book about living well despite changes and challenges beyond your control.

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Hospice in Bangelore
Meditation CD

Guided Meditation CD

Taking a few minutes to follow these practices will foster a sense of clarity, spaciousness, and connection with others.

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Living Fully & Letting Go

Thriving, hope, and meaning, within the context of illness, have been the common thread woven throughout Susan Bauer-Wu's professional and personal life. Her genuine passion, commitment, and skill in optimizing quality of life and healing and promoting wellness are remarkable. This is exemplified in her touching and inspiring presentations, her transformational resilience retreats, as well as her solid research and scholarship. Her vision, knowledge, and wisdom— of how to thrive amidst the challenges of illness and our busy, high stress/high tech world— touch the core of many.


  • "Mindfulness in the Acute Care Setting: Making it Real for Clinicians and Patients", Mindfulness in Medicine and Healthcare Leadership Conference, Ridgewood, NJ (May 2, 2015)
  • "Calm, Clarity, and Compassion: Conversations about a Good Death", RVA Better Aging Forum, Richmond, VA (May 20, 2015)
  • "FINDING CALM, CLARITY, AND COMPASSION IN THE STORM OF ILLNESS: Transforming Pain, Fear and Loss ", Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM (Sep 18 - 20, 2015)
    This is a unique retreat for people living with illness along with their loved ones; a time to reconnect with your essential self, your inner wisdom, your tender heart, and one another, and to nature so vibrant in the Santa Fe hills.
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  • "Mindfulness Meditation in the Setting of Chronic and Serious Illness", Medical Grand Rounds, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX (October 20, 2015)

Simple Tip to Bring Mindfulness into Everyday Life
When you are overwhelmed, pre-occupied, worried, angry, agitated or uncomfortable: STOP…

  • S  Stop. Simply pause from what you are doing.
  • T  Take a few slow breaths with awareness, noticing the sensations of breathing in and breathing out.
  • O  Observe and curiously notice your thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations.
  • P  Proceed with awareness, kindness, and wise action (or wise inaction).