Global Spirit TV Show Premieres on PBS and LINK TV, Hosted by Bestselling Author Phil Cousineau - "The World's Only Internal Travel Show"

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Phil Cousineau, author of Wordcatcher and The Painted Word, discusses "The Art of Living and Dying" with guests Therese Schroeder-Sheker and Frank Ostaseski on Global Spirit.

The Art of Living & Dying

Premiering this Sunday, June 9th
at 6:00pm PT / 9:00pm ET
on national satellite channel Link TV
DIRECTV Channel 375 | DISH Network Ch 9410
Simultaneously streamed online at

The most basic understanding of life is in many ways determined by an understanding of death. While to some, death is an end in itself, to others the process of dying is viewed as the supreme transformative change agent.

This Global Spirit program presents a powerful conversation between two dedicated spiritual leaders in the end-of-life movement. Harpist, singer and lay Benedictine Therese Schroeder-Sheker, who founded the Chalice of Repose Project, joins Frank Ostaseski, the Zen Hospice founder and Director of the Metta Institute, to explore how a more conscious relationship to death can radically shift the experience of life.

The Painted Word
A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins
By Phil Cousineau
Lore for Logophiliacs and Word Hoarders
Deepak Chopra calls author Phil Cousineau a "word wizard" and NPR's Susan Stamberg hailed his Wordcatcher as a must-read "because it's fun." Cousineau, linguistic detective and dictionary delver, is back with a priceless treasury of word stories and literary obscura that will enchant any lover of language. The words themselves range from the commonplace, such as biscuit, a twice-baked cake for Roman soldiers, to loanwords like chaparral, courtesy of Basque shepards who came to the American West; from word-reversals such as silly, which evolved from "holy" to "goofy" in a mere thousand years, and to words well worthy of revival, such as carrytale, a wandering storyteller. Cousineau's journey through the history and mystery of words will enlighten as it delights.

An Odyssey into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words
By Phil Cousineau
The world's preeminent mythology scholar explores the mystery and meaning of marvelous words.
Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and editor, independent scholar and travel leader, storyteller and TV host. Currently the host of “Global Spirit” television series, Cousineau has published 26 nonfiction books and has 15 scriptwriting credits to his name. His books have been translated into nine languages. While moonlighting in a steel factory he studied journalism at the University of Detroit. Before turning to writing books and films full-time, Cousineau’s peripatetic career included stints as a sportswriter, playing semi-pro basketball in Europe, harvesting date trees on an Israeli kibbutz, painting 44 Victorian houses in San Francisco, and teaching screenwriting at the American Film Institute. For the past 25 years he has enjoyed his life-long dream of being a full-time freelance writer, filmmaker and sports coach.

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