More to Dying than Meets the Eye ~ Martha Atkins TEDx Talk

Dr. Martha Jo Atkins founded the Children’s Bereavement Center in 1997, she now teaches, writes, and speaks about death and dying. Martha Jo’s research interest is around deathbed phenomenon; what witnesses at the bedside and the actively dying see, hear, and feel as they are nearing death. Martha Jo’s favorite quote by Ram Dass: “We’re all just walking each other home.”

Dr. Atkins’ website is at

A video of Dr. Atkins explaining what happens in the time leading up to a person’s transition follows. A transcript of the TEDx talk produced by S Pangambam follows the video.

More to Dying than Meets the Eye: Martha Atkins at TEDxSanAntonio 2013 (Transcript)