July’s question is “What would a peaceful, dignified death look like to you?” This question will only serve as an ice-breaker. Every question is welcome. Please RSVP to receive Zoom meeting link and code of conduct.
In this video I explain the first part of Advance Directives, the health care proxy, representative or health care power or attorney
As of a few minutes ago, I have officially completed all of my certification and insurance work to be an end of life doula. I received my certification for end of life doula work from Doulagivers Institute and a proficiency badge from the National End of Life Doula Alliance. While there is no governing bodyContinue reading “Dotted “i”s and Crossed “t”s”
I’m brand new in death care and grief work, and I’m grateful these Black women’s voices are being amplified so I could learn before I developed stubborn wrong thinking. I understand better now that death is not the great equalizer, and not only white men die or determine when death is “good.” If I wantContinue reading “Death Doulas for Racial Justice”
The emotional, mental and spiritual pain that infests so many of our veterans who come home and spend their days trying to escape it can be most easily defined as guilt – for things they have had to do or for surviving when so many others did not. Going back to address that wound is scary and incredibly difficult.
As the mourners took their seats in preparation for spoken eulogies from his stepson and a minister, they heard playing from the speakers over their heads the boisterous sound of The Lone Ranger theme song. What should have been a moment for quiet reflection was interrupted by the sound of giggling and surprise. My husbandContinue reading “Music, Mortality and Mixtapes”
I acknowledge Death in the room, now. I turn the light on and let it come out and dwell in life and contribute to my plans and decisions.