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.
The following link explains in detail the various types of support a doula can provide:
Reiki Level II
1 hour session $75
I currently offer in-home hands on 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.
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