About the author
Lisa Herbert is an author, freelance journalist, cemetery wanderer, death awareness advocate, blogger and public speaker. A radio journalist for 17 years, Lisa has also worked as a TV reporter and producer.
Her interest in western society’s perception of death and dying was sparked as a teen after reading the books of renowned psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. The works, inspired by Dr Kübler-Ross’ work with terminally ill patients, were groundbreaking at the time. Never before had the emotional needs of the dying been given attention by the medical profession.
It’s now more than fifty years on and many people are still reluctant to talk about the inevitable. However, while researching The Bottom Drawer Book, Lisa found that once the discussion began people opened up and gave their mortality some measured thought. All they needed was someone to initiate the discussion. And that’s where The Bottom Drawer Book comes in, openly and respectfully starting the conversation.
In the media
In conversation with author Lisa Herbert
Coffin-swapping allegations prompt calls for better regulation
Baby boomers and death doulas
Talking about death will not kill you
Lisa Herbert is dying to talk
It’s your death… book it in
Action plan after death
Dying to know: 22 things you didn’t know about death and funerals
Checklist before dying
How to cope with depression, death & grieving for someone you don’t know
Popular in front of a crowd
A sought-after public speaker, Lisa is an enthusiastic and engaging communicator. You’ll be surprised at her ability to make a somewhat confronting issue into a fun, interesting and thought-provoking session – and your attendees will soon be chuckling about a subject they never thought would be up for public discussion.
Are you looking for a dynamic keynote speaker with a unique and refreshing perspective? Or perhaps you’re after a workplace engagement activity to reaffirm the value of each employee and their story. Contact Lisa to discuss her availability for your next conference or event.
Studio 10 appearance
ABC News Breakfast interview
Funeral planning, cemeteries, graves and their forgotten stories
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