In Hospice Care, Niece Shared Aunt’s Dying Experience

Somewhere In Between: The Hokey Pokey, Chocolate Cake and The Shared Death Experience, a non-fiction book by Lizzy Miles, was published on August 7, 2011.

Columbus, OH, August 14, 2011 --( This story is the most extensively documented Shared Death Experience to date. The book contains lighthearted true life stories from the author’s firsthand experience at the bedsides of family and friends who were dying. The primary story, “Aunt Jerry and Our Shared Death Experience” delves into the “in between” time when Lizzy’s aunt was dying. While interning as a hospice social worker, Lizzy received a dreaded phone call. Her aunt with end-stage Alzheimer’s Disease had suffered two seizures and a heart attack and was in the hospital. The next twelve days were a period of intense personal and spiritual growth as Lizzy experienced her dying aunt’s point of view in the ultimate form of empathy, known as a “Shared Death Experience.”

The book details what it was like for Lizzy to receive psychic messages from spirits and her aunt, feel her aunt’s physical pain and see parts of her aunt’s life review. Throughout the story, Lizzy explores what it was like to have psychic abilities for the first time and the conflicts that arose when her family did not believe her. In other stories, Lizzy talks about doing the Hokey Pokey at the bedside and how she answers funny questions from patients such as, “Does Jesus like chocolate?” For such a serious topic as death and dying, Lizzy works hard to show the reader that there can be light and laughter even at the end of life.

Lizzy Miles is a licensed social worker and hospice volunteer and a passionate advocate for hospice and end-of-life issues. She has presented her research and experiences with death and dying at national and international grief conferences. She openly admits that she believes in spirit communication and has been blogging about synchronicities and signs from the universe for over seven years at Lizzy lives in Central Ohio with her husband and two cats.

Somewhere In Between: The Hokey Pokey, Chocolate Cake and The Shared Death Experience is available online at and

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