Old photos and new grief

Lots of feelings and grief have been nudging, bumping and sneaking around me this month. My dad is moving and our relationship has changed dramatically in the past several months. Losing a powerful force like my mom left a empty place in our family that changed all our relationships and dynamics. You end up grievingContinue reading “Old photos and new grief”

Thanatology Thursday

Thought I’d share some historical and cultural concepts of death and dying from time to time. Starting with this definition from Britannica: “Thanatology: the description or study of death and dying and the psychological mechanisms of dealing with them. Thanatology is concerned with the notion of death as popularly perceived and especially with the reactionsContinue reading “Thanatology Thursday”

Wise Words Wednesday: Kalanithi

Kalanithi beautifully encapsulates the duty of end of life doulas and others in death care in this quote, which is one of my favorites. I highly recommend this book for anyone, but especially for those who know and love someone who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition. It is such a beautiful look insideContinue reading “Wise Words Wednesday: Kalanithi”

Talking About Death with The Death Deck

Talk About It Tuesday with The Death Deck offers a fun way to get your friends, family and group to think/talk about death. What would your answer be? How about your partner, sibling, friend? Do you know what their answer would be? Ask them and share your answers. You can join the conversation next TalkContinue reading “Talking About Death with The Death Deck”

Talk About It Tuesdays

Talk About It Tuesdays will provide a safe space to talk about matters related to death, dying, doulas, hospice, living well, holistic care or anything that pertains to death and dying and grief. While it has long been proven that planning and preparing for death leads to a more peaceful and “good” death, talking aboutContinue reading “Talk About It Tuesdays”

Dotted “i”s and Crossed “t”s

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”