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.
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.
Reiki Master & massage therapist
As an Conscious Dying Educator, helped to train over 150 EOL Doulas all over the US
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.
No. As of right now Death Doulas are private pay. I offer packages for visits and can offer a sliding scale if necessary.
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.
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.
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.