My passion for this work comes from a heartfelt place, a passion for support and a head knowledge of how to be practical and calm when waves of fear and uncertainty are crashing. There is a way to approach end of life with grace and ease. Whether you are the one that is approaching this time of transition, or a loved one, there is much that can be done to be fully intentional in your journey.
When the time for grieving has come, we have the same options open to us. Fear, anger and guilt all mask the opportunity to become fully integrated into our Spiritual potential. There is no question that new and prolonged grief is the most raw and unchartered territory to us. There is both recovery and healing after the loss of a love, or from the many other endings in our lives that bring about grief.
Through all of the experiences in my life, from working with a nationwide events company producing events for up to 20,000 people, to managing boutique hotels, to being a real life EMT, to being formerly and currently in the trenches as a caregiver, I have journeyed and thrived through what could seem like insurmountable stresses. Just when it seemed life had smoothed out and become as sweet as could be, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, and Lyme co-infections. A few months into my recovery, I also was stricken with Bells Palsy. Not long after my diagnosis, I was taken off the path of my work with grief to consult with a company that had reached out to me for support. As it turned out, this was yet another lesson for me to once and for all, how to set boundaries for myself. We believe now, that the stresses from this job were the catalyst for the Bells Palsy. Lesson learned! I removed myself and began and journey of self-discovery that resulted not only in my healing, but in a Spiritual Awakening that truly brought me back to my true self. I bring not only my formal training, but perhaps most importantly, my life's lessons to support you in your personal journey of grief and self discovery.
Some but not all of my areas of study have been, as a death midwife, end of life consultant, caregiver consultant, Alzheimer's Association certification, Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and life coaching. I'm real, I've lived it, and I approach my clients with love, compassion, humor, and practicality.
Here you will receive practical resources, support tools and coaching services that fit well with a busy life.
I'm here to help make sense of it all and save you time and stress as you benefit from my experiences.
If you are a current caregiver, caregiver to be, facing end-of-life decisions, or seeking strategies for the next chapter after caregiving has ended, let yourself be supported.
In 2016 I published "I Want You to Know" to support all of us that need a guide to create a legacy plan. Within the pages of my book, you will be lead through each phase of gathering information, and then documenting all your wishes in the event of serious illness or injury through end-of-life and final disposition.