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
As a presenter about end-of-life doula work, I have come to realize that guiding groups through workshops often mirrors direct work in the field. Whether it’s birth or death, people yearn for support and validation from a nonjudgmental listening ear. This goes for leading participants through visualizations and advance care planning, too. When an array… Continue reading Working Through Wishes
Guest Blogger, Skye Forest, on doula dreams
I find my breath Guilty? or Grateful? I check for signs of yours Lucky? or Lingering? I see, in your tired eyes -which I wipe with dampened cloth- Yearning I feel, in your shaking hand -which I hold gently in mine- Restlessness I hear, in your muted sounds -which I strain to… Continue reading A Sit with M.