Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

This podcast episode features a discussion between Dr. Warrick Bishop, a cardiologist, and James Buckley, a personal guide and spiritual teacher, about the topic of death and dying. They share personal experiences with the loss of loved ones, including Dr. Bishop's mother and friend, as well as James' great aunt. The conversation explores the different stages of grief, including denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. They emphasize the importance of being prepared to deal with death and the grieving process, and how acceptance is a skill that can be developed. The podcast aims to provide listeners with insights and perspectives on this difficult but inevitable part of life.


  • The podcast discusses the complex and emotional topic of death and dying, drawing from Warrick's personal experiences with the passing of his mother, his friend's mother, and a close friend.
  • Warrick highlights how the circumstances surrounding a person's death - their age, the duration and nature of their illness, and the level of preparedness - can significantly impact the grieving process for those left behind.
  • The guest, James, shares his own recent experience of losing his great aunt, describing the physical and emotional toll of being present during her passing.
  • The podcast explores the five stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance - and how individuals may experience and move through these stages differently depending on the specific loss.
  • The concept of "bargaining" is discussed, where people try to rationalize or make sense of a loss as a way to accept it.
  • Warrick notes that acceptance of a loss seems more achievable when the person's age and circumstances align with societal expectations, versus when a death is sudden or premature.
  • The physical and somatic impacts of grief, such as increased sleeping and lack of motivation, are highlighted as an area to be explored further in a future episode.
  • Developing the skill of acceptance is emphasized as an important way to not only process one's own grief, but also support others experiencing loss.
  • The podcast encourages listeners to reflect on their own experiences with loss and the varying degrees of acceptance they have been able to achieve.
  • The overall message is that death and dying, while difficult, are inevitable parts of the human experience that should be discussed openly to better prepare people to cope with them.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all of this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their health literacy and gain information to help them make the best decisions about their risk of heart attack, their cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, weight loss and general health. Join me on my personal mission journey to prevent Heart Attack on a global scale. If you like this podcast, I would be honoured by a 5-star review and appreciate if you let your friends and family know about this podcast; you may even save the life of someone you love!

Are You at Risk of a Sudden Heart Attack? How Healthy is Your Heart? Really?

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.

  • 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
  •  59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
  •  Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.

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  • understand the present state of their heart’s health
  • recognise their current level of risk of suffering a heart attack
  • Learn the positive steps they can take to improve their situation

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