'Death is but a doorway to a new life. We live today. We shall live again. In many forms we shall return to this earth.'
Ancient Egyptian proverb
What is an end-of-life Doula?
End-of-life Doula’s are trained non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical, and educational support for someone nearing death.
What do I do?
I am a concierge of sorts for the dying or a mentor for the final chapter in life. I am constant and stable. I hold sacred space for the dying through all stages of their journey. I facilitate end-of-life planning. I help navigate through questions, concerns, and fears that are uncomfortable or difficult to discuss for the dying and their loved ones. I provide tools so loved ones are not surprised by the changes to their passing loved one. I can create a vigil plan and hold vigil which includes the input from the dying in how they would like to see their final days and hours. I provide respite for the loved ones. I promote a very direct engagement with the dying process by providing comfort, spiritual companionship while anticipating the needs and wants of the dying and their loved ones.
What don’t I do?
-I am a non-medical professional. I do not do medical procedures/recommendations/medications or vitamins.
-I am not an Advisor. I do not provide legal advice.
-I am not a Care aide. I do not deal with fluids or moving.
-I do not place my personal life into their journey.
-I cannot fix the dying I do not have all the answers. I show up to be of service.
I am a genie with a magical lamp granting a tailormade dying experience that is unique to you and your loved ones. I would be honored to be a part of your journey.