a day in the life of an end-of-life doula

A Day in the Life of an End-of-Life Doula

While I was driving to my client’s house this afternoon for a legacy work visit, a wood thrush flew right into my car windshield. I had hoped the bird was still alive, but I could see it lying in a heap on the road behind me in the rearview mirror.

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Every Day is a Gift

As an end-of-life doula, celebrant, and minister, my work revolves around the profound awareness that every day is a gift. “This is the only time I get to live today. I choose to enjoy it,” encapsulates the essence of my approach towards life.

In the presence of life’s impermanence, I’ve learned some invaluable lessons…

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nearing death awareness

Nearing Death Awareness

Nearly twenty-five years ago, my husband’s grandmother, Mary, had terminal cancer, and she lived with us during her final months. Hospice nurses cared for her medical needs while I

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Self-Care for Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with a terminal illness can be an emotionally and physically draining experience. It’s easy to put your needs on the back burner while you

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Labyrinths and Grieving

I am excited to announce a volunteer project in collaboration with Life Forest in Hillsborough, NH. Beginning in the Spring (or after the snow melts), we will begin the process of clearing land in order to construct a labyrinth

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