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Queens & Funerary traditions

As a departure doula, I’m fascinated with the funerary and mourning rituals surrounding the death of Queen Elizabeth. Did you know most of our current “traditional” funeral customs came from another queen?

Some quick thoughts about howVictorian tradition shaped our modern funeral industry.

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About Me

T. Michelle Churchman, MIS, is owner and practitioner at Shoji Bridge Departure Doula. She has a bachelor of arts in communication and a masters in interdisciplinary studies. She has decades of healthcare support experience where she gained valuable insight and experience in listening and in addressing patient fears and uncertainty. A cancer diagnosis when she was young helped Michelle develop a healthy view of death and dying, and attending her mother’s death led to her current passion for supporting people who are dying, for educating and advocating for death preparedness and death positivity. Michelle is a certified Doulagivers Specialist; a care consultant, elder care doula, departure end of life doula and certified laughter yoga/exercise leader. She is a member of the National End of Life Doula Alliance and a hospice volunteer.

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