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Cindy's Latest Book

The Mortal's Guide to Dying Well: Practical Wisdom from an End of Life Doula

A must-read for every mortal, The Mortal's Guide to Dying Well brings a new perspective to living well and dying well. Certified End of Life Doula, Cindy Kaufman shares her wisdom gained in her more than 25 years in the field of death and dying. Kaufman highlights the ways our fear-of-death culture hinders our acceptance of the inevitability of our dying, and how this negatively impacts our willingness to talk openly within our families and communities about our wishes for our final days, whenever they may come. Although we humans make plans for everything in our lives, including our education, our careers, and even our vacations, we fail to plan for the one thing that will assuredly affect every one of us at some point. With her practical wisdom, compassion, and encouragement, Kaufman eases us into these realities and guides us forward with her tips and worksheets that assist the reader in formulating a plan for dying well and thus, also, living well.

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Death Educator, International Best-Selling Author, Certified End-of-Life Doula and Home Funeral Guide, Cindy Kaufman, MEd, EdS, brings her background in counselor education, as well as her more than 25 years as a hospice volunteer, to her latest book. Based in Denver, Colorado, Cindy is the owner of HeartSpeak End-of-Life Companioning. She serves her clients and their loved ones as a compassionate companion on life’s final journey. She is also the President and Co-Founder of the Colorado End-of-Life Collaborative, a non-profit organization providing visibility and education about the services provided by end-of-life doulas.

Collaborative Projects

Everyday Hope: Hope Quotes, Coloring Sheets, and Journal Pages

to Brighten Your Day

Every sale of this paperback supports Heart Helping Humanity, an organization designed specifically to help those in need during the pandemic and beyond.

Featuring authors from all around the world, of which Cindy Kaufman is one of them.

Have you been feeling stressed or overworked? This book is a perfect pass time for you to unwind and kick up your feet. We have a variety of activities for you to enjoy along with coloring pages and everyday quotes to keep you going.It's so nice to take our minds off things and experience some simple pleasure. This mini workbook will do just that! This paperback book helps to support Hearts Helping Humanity, an organization designed specifically to help those in need during the pandemic and beyond. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this paperback book will go to help those in need during this unique time in our history.

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Love Meets Life: Stories of Love Showing Up in Unexpected Ways

This is a collective author book, of which Cindy Kaufman is one of 53 authors. Cindy shares her story of love in her chapter entitled, "That Fateful Day in May - A Love Story."

When we think about the term "love", we may tend to do it through our own filter of what we think love is or how it has shown up in our lives. In this book, you have the unique opportunity to follow the journey of over 50 vastly different authors' stories of how they write about their idea of love. What makes this book so incredibly unique is that we gave no parameters when asking our authors to write their stories of love. In the end, the stories are as priceless and unique as the authors themselves. They share authentic stories that make you laugh, feel, cry, and they all share their common theme that we all strive to be connected to: Love.

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Holistic: 22 Expert Holistic Practitioners Help You Heal Mind, Body And Spirit

In New Ways

This is a collective author book, of which Cindy Kaufman is one of the 22 practitioners/authors. Cindy shares her experience and advice on living well and dying well in her chapter entitled, "Dying Well: It's Not an Oxymoron."

Holistic health and wellness are nothing new. We are returning to natural remedies every day and learning more about our innate ability to heal ourselves from illness. Case studies have found what the authors of this book already know—we can make small changes to create massive improvements in our lives.


Inspirations: 101 Uplifting Stories for Daily Happiness

This is a collective author book, of which Cindy Kaufman has two chapters, Embracing the Takeaways and How My Father's Death Improved Our Relationship.

Are you ready to jump out of the fishbowl? Are you tired of what you’ve been swimming in? Do you want to be inspired? If you are experiencing a transition in your life, this is the perfect book for you.

The 101 articles in this book guide you through personal stories to overcome the challenges we all face. The authors are teachers, coaches, and those who have made it their mission to inspire the world with their wisdom.


Articles & Mentions

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Turning an Emotional Corner:
One Doula’s Story of Service

“We didn’t know how much we needed you until you were here,” my client’s son, Mark, said to me on the day his father, John, died. This validating sentiment has been relayed to me time and again in my work as an End of Life Doula (EOLD). Oddly, it is difficult to describe what I can do and bring to a dying person and their caregivers. Words cannot adequately communicate the emotional and spiritual support an EOLD can provide at the end of life. I describe my work as filling the gap between what Hospice does and what the caregivers provide. Unfortunately, many people are not aware a gap exists; for those that are, most don’t know how to get it filled.

April 20, 2019

International End-of-Life Doula Association

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What is a Death Coach?

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by Cindy Kaufman from

Will and a Way


Leave critical, practical information for your executor and family.

Planning | #memorial

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