About

What is Dying to Live?

Dying to Live is created by an artist and grief specialist, Chyna Wu. Chyna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Thanatology (the study of death, dying and bereavement). Her goal is to assist and to educate individuals, families, or communities on how to face and prepare for loss.This website is calling to those who feel like “I am dying to live life again! I am ready to learn how to shift depression, grief and sadness into a life force.”


Since 2006, Chyna has been working in hospices as bereavement support for individuals and families. Chyna also received her Past Life Regression Therapy Certification in 2007. In September 2011, a great opportunity presented itself that took Chyna to the beautiful and spiritual town of Sedona, Arizona, where she worked as a Community Liaison and an educator at Verde Valley Community Hospice. She also created and taught a Death, Dying and Bereavement class at Yavipai College for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Chyna believes that we are all subject to grief in one way or another during our lifetime, whether it is caused by death, separation from our loved ones or deprivation of certain rights. Bereavement issues often go unnoticed and obscured from our society. Grief impacts us in multidimensional ways and can offset our well-being. Many suffer in silence without understanding the cause of their difficulties in life, which can make it difficult to move forward. Due to Chyna’s personal experience with loss, she is determined to share her knowledge and assist those who are stuck in the grieving process and experiencing difficulty moving forward.