Whether tomorrow, next month, next year or years from now, we will all face our own inevitable death. So let's get comfortable with the uncomfortable, and prepare for a life well lived and a death well planned for. Death is not the opposite of life, it is a part of it.
I provide holistic non-medical support to you & your loved ones, while you prepare for & travel your journey at end of life. I work to truly understand your beliefs, values and wishes; to understand what matters most to you. By aligning your personal needs, wishes & expectations you can do death better. Your way.
As a Death Doula & Educator, I help you get comfortable, so you can truly consider what & who matters most to you at end of life. We will create end of life plans that are unique to you & align with your beliefs, values and wishes. The greatest gift you will leave your loved ones is a death well planned for.
Holistic compassionate support in creating a strong end of life plan, that supports your beliefs, wishes and values.
Who will speak for you when you cannot speak for yourself? Creating an Advance Care Plan and Directive for your medical and health decisions in the event you are unable to speak for yourself is absolutely necessary to ensure your wishes and beliefs are supported for your health and medical care. Your loved ones will be so grateful you have planned for this.
Provides you the right to choose who will speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself. This allows the legal right to choose the person you are most confident will have the emotional strength and ability to make decisions that respect your wishes and beliefs as laid out in your Advance Care Plan and Directive.
Conversations about death and end of life can be challenging - be they with your medical support team, care workers or your family and friends. We will assist in advocating for your rights, needs and wishes, as well as coordinate and facilitate any difficult conversations, where you would like support. Discussing your wishes on Advance Care, Care Directive and Representation Agreement can be difficult. Our experience in facilitating the difficult can help create a positive experience for everyone. Needing to make amends in relations, forgive or ask for forgiveness? We can help with these conversations too.
The Art of Swedish Death Cleaning - freeing yourself and your family from a life time of clutter. We will assist you as you work to de-clutter and minimize your "stuff" to alleviate the stress and pressure that your family would experience in sorting through your "stuff" after you die. Your loved ones will have enough to deal with when you die; don't allow the accumulation of unwanted "stuff" to create an overwhelming burden for them. Let's get started now.
By pre-planning your burial or cremation you will not only save money, you loved ones will appreciate knowing its all taken care of, and they don't have to worry about trying to make the "right" decision for you. You've already done it, and you will have prevented the over spending that comes when emotions of grief and sadness are fresh.
We will provide resources and options so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family ahead of time.
What greater gift can you give those you love, than creating a living legacy story. Leaving a living legacy creates opportunity to convey all that you want to your family, and generations to come.
Through letters, journals, videos and/or recordings, we can create your Living Legacy filled with personal stories, life lessons, memories, traditions and personal sentiments. This gift will help them to remember and be able to share your history and introduce you to next generations. You will live on in this legacy.
The best way to alleviate stress and pressure on your executor is to have all your paperwork, account and other important information in one organized place.
We will take away the overwhelm that can come with getting this work done, by helping you gather the necessary documentation, and compile it all into an organized and easy reference binder.
Once done your executor can simply pick up the binder and begin to take care of all necessary affairs upon your death.
Your executor will thank you!
We know sometimes it is hard to know what supports you truly need. Contact us and we can explore your needs together. Maybe its respite for your caregivers, a threshold choir for you to enjoy; or a good book of poetry or an epic novel to be read to you. Whatever it is, we can discover together and make arrangements for it to happen. If you can dream it, we can likely deliver it! Contact us at email@example.com
Active care provided to you and/or your loved ones as you travel the final journey with terminal diagnosis or illness.
Companioning encompasses many things at the end of life journey. It could be as simple as keeping company, playing cards, sharing music, reading or participating in other activities that provide you joy; all supporting your ability to live well until you die. This can include general errands, short term respite for your caregivers, vigil, or simply bed side presence; whatever you wish.
We want you to live with peace and joy through your diagnosis or illness, not simply wait to die.
Have you got an unfinished Bucket List? Want to check as many of these experiences off the list that you can? We work to get creative so that you can do as much as possible in your final months, weeks or days? We get our creative juices flowing and find unique, and sometimes incredible ways for you to live your bucket list dreams. If you can dream it, we'll find ways to create it!
We will learn what's most important to you, and what brings you peace, joy & comfort to your life - or used to. We will then work to bring these day to day experiences to you. Love flowers, we'll make sure you have them regularly. Love classical music, the harp or violin, we'll find ways to bring it to you. Love to hear the choir, we'll arrange for Threshold Choirs to sing for you.
We want you to experience peace joy & comfort as you travel this part of the journey. We'll arrange it.
Imagine participating in your own Celebration of Life? We will help you plan & create your own slide show or video, from photos important to you, along with music you have personally chosen to celebrate with your loved ones. We can plan for the celebration to occur while you are still alive & can see how you have impacted the lives of others. Be there to listen to the stories others share & the memories they have of their life with you.
Whatever you want - we'll make it happen.
After a death, family can often be too busy, or live out of town and possibly aren't able to take care of the disposition of property for their loved one. Whether its simply decluttering a home for sale, or arranging for the disposition of all the belongings of the deceased, this task can seem overwhelming and impossible for loved ones to take on. We can bring a compassionate and caring approach to getting this job done.
Grief, Anticipatory Grief and Bereavement are all an expected part of the end of life journey; be that your own, or that of your family and friends. We will walk with you through this journey, hold space and provide support for you and your loved ones as you experience the emotions of grief and loss that will definitely come. We will provide positive and healthy support that will allow everyone to move forward with acceptance, and a new definition of hope for their future without you.
End of Life Doula services are based on your individual needs. contact us for a complimentary consultation.
You have unique needs and desires, based on your personal beliefs, values and wishes. We offer customized services personalized just for you. As such, fees are based solely on the package of services we provide to you. Contact us for a consultation.
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