Richard Brendan

Conscious Living and Conscious Dying

The hospice patients I served often spoke of the simple pleasures as being the best.

  • To listen with the heart and to be heard deeply.
  • To touch with care and to be held by love.
  • To notice the stars in the sky and the smell of the earth.
  • To give something back to humanity.
  • To reflect all these miracles back to the Universe with a grateful heart.

These are the things that give life meaning.

It’s only when we embrace our mortality that we can truly celebrate life and live deeply. Through my speaking, mentoring, and podcast, I’d be honored to assist you in creating a life worth living.

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Richard Brendan
Mentoring / Coaching

Richard Brendan works with a few select individuals and small groups as a private mentor and life coach.


Richard is a professional speaker, presenter, and retreat facilitator, engaging audiences with passion and humor.

Dying to Live Podcast

Conversations and stories on the art of living, loving and dying.

Coming soon you’ll be able to subscribe on iTunes and Google Play.

Miranda Macpherson Interview

Miranda Macpherson is a spiritual teacher, founder of OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation, and author of a new book, The Way of Grace.

Anita Moorjani Interview

Richard interviews author, speaker, and intercultural consultant Anita Moorjani, the NYT bestselling author of several books including Dying to Be Me.

Frank Ostaseski Interview

Frank Ostaseski is the founder of the Metta Institute, a Buddhist teacher, an international lecturer, and a leading voice in contemplative end-of-life care.

The Richard Brendan Show — Bringing Love to Life radio show was a positive and inspiring radio talk show that served as a voice for loving self, one another, and the Earth. On the air for more than 14 years, the program empowered listeners as it explored many top social issues.

Judy Collins Interview

November 13th, 2016|

Richard interviews iconic singer/songwriter Judy Collins, discussing her music, relationships, activism, and spirituality.

Elizabeth Lesser

July 27th, 2016|

On this episode of "The Richard Brendan Show ... Bringing Love to Life," Elizabeth Lesser shares insights from her book, "Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow."

David Hochoy

February 7th, 2016|

On this "Bringing Love to Life" episode, Richard Brendan talks with David Hochoy about his 25 years with Dance Kaleidoscope, his work with Martha Graham, and his activism.

Diana Ensign, J.D.

November 22nd, 2015|

Richard interviews Diana Ensign, JD, author of the book, "Traveling Spirit: Daily Tools for Your Life's Journey," and the blog, "Spirituality for Daily Living."

See with Love

The one I seek is within me.
Give me new eyes so I can see the love inside myself.
Give me new eyes so I can see the love inside others.
May I rise into love with all that is.
May I see all as sacred.
May I see with love.

Richard Brendan