We will all someday reach the end of our lives. It doesn't have to be scary. We can learn to embrace death as a natural transition. No matter what you believe about what happens to us after we die, you can approach the end of life with peace, comfort, and even joy, if you open yourself up to the possibility. With the support of an End-of-Life Doula, people preparing for death, and those who love and care for them, can focus on what matters most: the connection we have to the people in our lives and to our higher, spiritual selves.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit and learn about something that I am so passionate about. Every moment of our lives is significant and can be infused with loving energy. This is just as true for a person approaching the end of their life as it is for those of us with years still left to live. Western culture teaches us to fear and avoid death, but I believe that the dying process can be an enriching, healing, beautiful time, whether we're the person preparing to transition out of this lifetime or we're caring for someone facing death. My training as an end-of-life specialist enables me to support dying clients and their caretakers in a non-medical, non-judgemental, personalized way that is tailored to each individual's needs, belief systems, physical limitations, family situation, desires, and preferences around the dying process. I work with each client to design a deeply personal plan of care aimed at providing as much support as possible for everyone involved. With the extra support that I provide, my clients are better able to focus on what matters most to them during this tender time.
Before I began my journey as a death doula, I was a high school English teacher and a stay-at-home mom for 13 years. While caring full time for my three children, and later for my grandmother at the end of her life, I learned that I am uniquely suited to the role of helper and caretaker. When I first heard the term "death doula" it was one of those lightning strike moments for me: I knew immediately that I was being called to do this work. It is my honor and privilege to get to do the work that I do.
In addition to being a NEDA proficient end-of-life doula, I am also a certified Level II Reiki practitioner. I intend to continue to learn as much as I can about working with the universal life force energy of which we are all a part, and to use that knowledge in service of my clients and my friends and family.
I live near Atlanta, GA, with my partner and our blended family of five kids, two cats, and a lazy dog. I love being in nature, whether it's doing yard work at home or hiking in North Georgia with the family. We're trying to see as many waterfalls as possible before the kids are all grown up.
Because each end-of-life client is unique, pricing varies. But in general, my doula services are $100 per hour. Discounts are available for pre-purchasing increments of 5 hours.
Virtual services to support caregivers are available at $40 per half hour.
The following link explains in detail the various types of support a doula can provide:
Reiki Level II
1 hour session $85
I currently offer in-home and distance/virtual Reiki sessions, with a designated office space coming soon. I can do Reiki for anyone, not just doula clients. Please see the links below for information on how Reiki can help all people (and animals!) in general, and seniors specifically.
I am an ordained minister; however anyone, ordained or not, can officiate a funeral in Georgia. I offer compassionate celebrant services tailored to your personal beliefs, religious or not, as well as assistance in writing eulogies and obituaries, coordinating funeral plans, and can advise families about their options for home funerals and their rights regarding caring for their loved one's body after they pass. I am happy to recommend burial sites and related services and have personally researched and spoken with everyone I recommend. I do the legwork so you can focus on your personal experience.
Most of my work centers around the end of life, but I am passionate about all of life's sacred "passages." As an ordained minister, I am legally qualified to officiate wedding ceremonies. I love celebrating this joyous time and am happy to incorporate any elements that are meaningful to the couple. Do you want scripture read at your wedding? Cool! Should we pull a tarot card? Why not! Can the couple receive Reiki during their ceremony? Absolutely. Let's design something unique to who you are as a couple.
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