Book Publications

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

ISBN: 978-1-951131-92-0, As You Wish Publishing, LLC

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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.

Collaborative Book Publications

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

ISBN-13 : 978-1951131074 As You Wish Publishing LLC

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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.

Holistic: 22 Expert Holistic Practitioners Help You Heal Mind, Body and Spirit in New Ways

ISBN-13: 978-1-951131-93-7, As You Wish Publishing, LLC

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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."

Inspirations: 101 Uplifting Stories for Daily Happiness,

ISBN: 978-1-7324982-8-0, As You Wish Publishing, LLC

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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.


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

By Cindy J. Kaufman, April 20, 2019, INELDA Articles

“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.


What is a Death Coach?

Article on a Will and a Way website featuring quote by Cindy Kaufman

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