End-of-Life Doula Services
Compassionate companioning for the dying person
Respite and support for the caregiver(s)
Life review - finding meaning in a life lived
Legacy projects - leaving a gift, legacy, letters, etc.
Assistance with Ethical Wills
Vigil planning - assisting in the design of a personal plan for the final days and hours of life
Guiding the transition process from life to death and into grief and bereavement
Advance Care Planning and Directives
Notary Public for the State of Colorado
Support for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) and Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)
Serve as Professional Healthcare Agent for Solo Agers
When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn;
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse
to buy me, and snaps the purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle-pox;
when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,
I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering:
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?
And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,
and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,
and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,
tending, as all music does, toward silence,
and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.
When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.