I am committed to serving Carroll County by bringing deeper meaning and greater comfort to individuals (and their loved ones) throughout the dying process. I am here to serve and honor all wishes and to provide education for those interested in the death and dying process.
- To provide death education to the community.
- Everyone who wants a doula has access to one.
- To provide supportive services at the end of life so that individuals who want to die at home can do so.
- To be a voice and advocate for “good death” visions and plans of dying individuals.
- To change death culture and remove the stigma that surrounds death.
- To offer a refuge for individuals dealing with a stigmatized death or disenfranchised grief such as: miscarriage, death of child, loss from HIV/AIDS, loss from addiction, loss from suicide, loss of a LBGTQ+ individual or death of a furry family member (pet).
- To serve as a guide in the funeral planning process to make sure wishes are honored and individuals are not taken advantage of by traditional funerary practices.
- Death is a natural part of life and is part of the human experience.
- Humans are multidimensional, therefore, I believe in a holistic and integrative approach to death care. Blending holistic, alternative and modern/traditional models offers a balanced approach. I like to blend to positive aspects of various models of care.
- I believe is important to keep all options open to realize, meet and honor all wishes of individuals and families.
- Death touches everyone. Therefore, everyone should have access to end of life care and help with grief processing. There should be zero barriers to receiving care.
- It’s never to early to plan and it’s never to late to process grief.
- It’s important to support everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, abilities, personal beliefs, values, spirituality and religion.
- I believe that all living beings are entitled to a good death and a good death is different for everyone.
- I believe a “good death” is what an individual says it is. I believe a good death also accounts for or has a plan to meet emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and physical needs of the dying and their loved ones. We honor the dead and dying by honoring their personal vision of a good death.
- I support your vision whether you find comfort in traditional funerary practices or if you you opt for a home funeral and green burial/disposition.
- I believe the Doulas role is to be a steady and supportive foundation; a comforting presence; a knowledgeable resource and an open space of non-judgment.
- A Doulas services are not limited to the dying. I offer services for those in transition and for families and friends processing grief before, during and after death of a loved one (including your furry family members).
- Compassion. Comfort. Healing. Dignity.