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1Habit for Happiness: Always Embrace Your Uniqueness
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
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Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

100 tips to change your life and the world for the better.

The new book, 1Habit: 100 Habits from the Happiest Achievers on the Planet, gathers life tips from leading speakers, mentors, coaches and achievers in one great resource. The idea behind Steve Samblis’ 1Habit project was to offer one tip that a child could use to grow up to be a great achiever. Using multiple tips, you can change the world.

Here’s my contribution to the book, which is now available as a digital ebook from www.1Habit.com and in paperback on Amazon.com.

Always Embrace Your Uniqueness

Why: Your unique characteristics often emerge when you are a child. However, to fit in and feel like we belong in a group, we may suppress our colorful, creative, or “odd” aspects. When we grow up, if we’ve abandoned our unique characteristics, we may feel lost, frustrated, and meaningless.

Embracing your uniqueness in how you dress, act, and present your inspired insights, you can change the world for the better. Look at the impacts made by Elton John in music, Hunter Thompson in journalism, and Georgia O’Keefe in art. As the Smash Mouth song All Star goes, “Only shooting stars break the mold.”

About Gail Rubin, CT

Gail Rubin, humorous motivational speaker for hospice
Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®

Gail Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist, a pioneering death educator who uses humor, funny film clips and outside-the-box activities to get people to plan ahead for our 100% mortality rate. She introduced the worldwide Death Café movement to the United States in 2012. She coordinates the award-winning Before I Die New Mexico Festival and she created one-day Before I Die Festivals in 2019.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she’s a professional speaker who “knocked ‘em dead” with her TEDx talk, “A Good Goodbye.” She has authored three books on end-of-life issues: A GOOD GOODBYE: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, HAIL AND FAREWELL: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

She’s an informed advocate for planning ahead, a Certified Funeral Celebrant, and a respected voice in the funeral industry. She also created The Newly-Dead Game®, a fun way for couples and individuals to focus on planning ahead for end-of-life issues. Albuquerque Business First recognized her with their 2019 Women of Influence award.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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Albuquerque, NM