Special Book Giveaway Event in VT!

FOOD SHELF COLLECTION & BOOK GIVEAWAY Saturday, May 21, 202210:00 AM - 3:00 PMCarpenter Carse Library in Hinesburg, VT Map of Memory Lane, by local author Francesca Arnoldy, is a story inspired by her own early conversation with her grandparent and gently introduces the topic of loss while celebrating the simple moments we share. Francesca received… Continue reading Special Book Giveaway Event in VT!

Shape-Shifting as an End-of-Life Doula During COVID

— We're not inclined to sit idly as the world suffers (Originally published by MedPage Today on December 3, 2021) A doula is a non-medical care provider who supports people through intense times, such as birth and/or death, complementing any available healthcare services. Humans have assisted other humans through these complex thresholds since, well, always. The… Continue reading Shape-Shifting as an End-of-Life Doula During COVID

Melwin’s Memory Lane

It takes courage to lean into topics like death and grief. When a loss includes children, there are even more unknowns. What questions will they ask? Will I be able to answer any of them? How upset will they become? Will talking about it make them more sad? These worries can cause adults to shy… Continue reading Melwin’s Memory Lane

Tips for Talking with Kids about Loss

Children are naturally curious. Sometimes they ask BIG questions. I did. When I was 6 or 7, I asked my grandmother if she was going to die. Just like that. Clear out of the blue. She told me she would (“someday”) and that she was not afraid. She had "lived a good life." This clearly… Continue reading Tips for Talking with Kids about Loss

Allyship

Allyship is a hallmark of doula care. Doulas provide inclusive, compassionate care. A doula will NOT disrespect a client on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor. Today marks the first day of… Continue reading Allyship