~Ideas on Death~
Nature gives us lots of opportunities to observe multitudes. Whether sand divots on a beach, leaves on a branch, or the mirrored coloration on the wings of a bird or a butterfly, nature reminds us of the wonder of the natural world, while ironically, reminding us of the commonality of life itself. My work asContinue reading “Repeating Patterns”
Spring can be a very difficult time to die. When the world returns to new life, teeming with hope and promise, facing death can feel particularly cruel with this juxtaposition. But in that conflicting space, there can be an opportunity for reflection. My clients, when they take their life inventories, often speak of their childhood,Continue reading “Death near the Vernal Equinox”
Analysis of death is not for the sake of becoming fearful but to appreciate this precious lifetime. ~ Dalia Lama As an End-of-Life Doula, this quote encapsulates a lot of the work that I do with my clients, the dying. So many people fear the inevitable event of death even when great thinkers and teachersContinue reading “Advocating for a Clear-Eyed Analysis”
In my work as a Death Doula, I’ve noticed that when someone is actively dying, there might be a reluctance to touch that person as if there is an underlying fear that this contact might be harmful to the dying person or that the person touching the dying person might “catch” death from contact alone.Continue reading “The Healing Power of Touch”
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