Honoring my ancestors is an important aspect of my work. 

I cared for my great aunt and uncle in the last years of their lives, and created my grandmother’s funeral ceremony. The experience of being close to the dying process showed me that death is a powerful teacher. I was able to witness the mysteries of the end of life. They allowed me to walk with them right up to the edge and they taught me what dying with dignity meant. I learned how to advocate for that. I was trusted with companioning them through the sacred rite of passage and honored to have witnessed vulnerability, suffering, beauty and forgiveness in the process.

How it began…

I realize that a Death Doula is hired for who they are and how they show up in the world, not by their credentials.

I strive to show up with an open heart and without judgment. We don’t have to do this alone. 

end of life services

Now that I am a professional End of Life Practitioner, I carry the trust of my ancestors with me as I support and guide others through this process.

Facts About Me

Reiki Master & massage therapist

As an Conscious Dying Educator, helped to train over 150 EOL Doulas all over the US

Retreat Facilitator

Began as a Hospice Volunteer in 2007

Guest speaker at colleges, podcasts, churches, recent local news interview

I'm a Jiu Jitsu practitioner and Yoga instructor

I am committed to honoring the beliefs of others and very often include prayers in the ceremonies that I create, if requested. However, I am a Funeral Celebrant which is a non religious role. I also believe that It is possible to create a sacred ceremony and rituals for clients looking for non-religious ceremonies as well.

Do you provide religious funeral services?

No. As of right now Death Doulas are private pay. I offer packages for visits and can offer a sliding scale if necessary.

Are your services covered by insurance?

I absolutely experience sadness at times, but I also witness so much beauty and emotional healing that it reminds me of what is important in life.

Isn’t it depressing to be with people at the end of their lives?

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, I began sitting with the dying and creating legacy projects with Hospice in 2007. I became an End of Life Doula/Death Doula in 2018 and a Conscious Dying Educator in 2020.

Do you have End of Life experience?

End Of Life planning is a deeply personal endeavor. To ensure your comfort working together, I encourage my prospective clients to schedule a consultation with me.

To set up a consultation for End Of Life Services, please call or email me with information about you and any questions you may have. 

Schedule A Consultation


(727) 420-2263

Navigating Death: End-of-life Doulas Help Patients and Their Families Prepare
On Bay News 9, I shared insights into the vital role of end-of-life doulas, emphasizing the importance of empowering individuals and their families to navigate the process of death with comfort and acceptance. As a seasoned death doula, I've initiated these difficult conversations, encouraging people to express their wishes and cherish the time they have left, ultimately striving for a dignified and personalized end-of-life experience. 
[Listen Now]

bay news 9 tampa bay

Embracing the Inevitable - Exploring VSED with Lynn Principe
We have a deep discussion on a less-known end-of-life option: Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED). I share my experience and knowledge about this option, providing insights into the reality of choosing this method, and helpful tips for individuals and their families encountering this decision. We also delve into the importance of having both emotional and physical preparation, the role a death doula plays, and the kind of care needed for a person opting for this method. 
[Listen Now]

Going Home: Navigating End-of-Life with Compassion

Death Doulas Assist Families Through End of Life Care
This Fox News feature highlights the invaluable non-medical support provided to individuals and caregivers during the end-of-life journey. As an end-of-life doula, my role involves advocating for patients' wishes, offering comfort, and guiding families through the emotional process, ultimately providing solace and assistance both during and after the transition.
[Listen Now]


Walking Each Other Home: Conversation with a Death Doula
Explore the profound journey of end-of-life care and the invaluable support I provide to individuals and their families during this sacred transition. Tune in to gain insights into the compassionate world of Death Doulas and the essential role we play in guiding you and your loved ones on the final path.
[Listen Now]


Lynn Golden - Angel of Mercy
We explore the fear of death, the unknown aspects of it, and the importance of having someone to guide and support individuals in their transition from this life to the next. If you're interested in becoming a Death Doula or simply want to learn more about the experiences in this field, be sure to tune in to this enlightening conversation.
[Listen Now] [Watch on YouTube]

PODCAST: The Dead Life with Allison DuBois

Lynn Golden - At Death's Door: A Doula Discusses Bedside Vigils
In this episode of Best Life Best Death, we discuss hospice and doula support at the end of life. Through powerful stories, I share the benefits of having this kind of guidance for both the dying and the living. 
[Listen Now]


A Conversation with End of Life Doula, Lynn Principe
A guest on Cindy MacMillan's "Exploring the Seasons of Life" podcast for the second time, we discussed my journey as an End of Life Doula, Hospice volunteer, and Life-Cycle Celebrant, emphasizing the importance of end-of-life care discussions and the transformative power of rituals in the dying process. 
[Listen Now]

PODCAST: Exploring the Seasons of Life

Lynn Principe is an End-of-Life Doula, Coach and Celebrant
In my appearance on the "Exploring the Seasons of Life" podcast hosted by Cindy MacMillan, we delved into profound topics surrounding end-of-life care, grief, and the importance of love. I shared insights from my journey as a Certified End of Life Doula, Conscious Dying Coach, Educator, and Lifecycle Celebrant. 
[Listen Now]

PODCAST: Exploring the Seasons of Life

Explore Lynn's notable appearances, interviews, and contributions in various media outlets, where she shares her expertise on end-of-life care, conscious living, and the profound impact of her work in transforming perspectives on life's final chapters.

Lynn Principe in the Media

"The social workers and nurses who have met Lynn on transition visits have told me what a blessing she is to the patients and Families she has served. Her calming presence and innate knowledge of what people need at such a sensitive time in their lives is what makes her so effective in her role as an end-of-life doula."

Judie Bortness - Suncoast Hospice

"As a Funeral Director, I care deeply about the services that are performed at my funeral home. I am so grateful to Lynn for being available to walk families through the most difficult moments of their lives. She lovingly, thoughtfully and patiently works alongside families to completely capture their loved ones in their funeral services. I am honored to Know and work with Lynn!"

Alexandria Johnson-Trinity Memorial Gardens, Funeral Director

"Lynn helped me get through the most difficult time in my life. She created a peaceful environment and encouraged those of us who were with my daughter during her final days to share the memories and impact that she had on our lives. I will forever be grateful for her presence."

Jeri - client



privacy policy