End of Life Doula/ Death Doula
I am a wife, mother of 2 and grandmother of 3, living in Lyons CO with my husband Dan, son Noah, dog Tuckermann and cat Butters.
I enjoy cooking, spending time with my family– skiing, biking, walking
our dog, and going to music festivals. I’ve also recently added a new hobby–quilting!
Years ago, when I was pregnant with my first child, my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I became her primary caregiver when my daughter was 3 months old. We treasured the next 7 months together before she passed away. The time we spent together as mother, daughter and granddaughter was incredibly meaningful and comforting. It was the most profound experience of my life, and shaped how
I view life as it nears it’s end. I don’t think we could have had a more loving, comforting and healing experience.
My gift is supporting that kind of experience for the people I work with.
I help people to prepare for, experience and accept the end of life in a meaningful, compassionate, comforting, empowering, nurturing, and supportive way and I continue to provide this support to the family members after their loved one has passed on. This is your experience–judgement free.
I offer non-medical holistic care, support, information, and guidance including but not limited to:
- Problem-solving assistance when someone is dying
- Helping people get their affairs in order and saying good-bye
- Organizing important information that will be needed after the death including notifying key people and
writing an obituary.
- Life Review- legacy projects
- Help in planning for final arrangements
- Facilitation of communication between family and friends
- Emotional, social, spiritual support for the dying person, their family, and/or other carers
- Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) e.g., personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing,
toileting, feeding, etc
- Help with logistical matters–setting up visiting hours, guidelines, etc., as well as shopping, errands, pet
care, childcare, transportation, meal preparation, other household tasks.
- Providing respite, companionship, and sitting vigil
- Guidance for after-death care of the body
- Wrapping up loose ends
- Offering grief support
Each person has their own idea of how they want to be supported. Please let me know how you and
your family would like to be supported.
I am a National End of Life Doula Association member (NEDA) earning the NEDA End of Life Doula
Proficiency Badge. I am certifying with The Peaceful Presence Project.