One of my favorite phrases is “Every step of the journey is the journey.” I love these words because they remind me that every life event—joyful or difficult—holds significance. Personally and professionally, I know this is true.
More than 30 years ago the death of a beloved friend initiated my education about grief and subsequently, all aspects of end of life. As a result, I was able to guide a friend when his mother was dying, and made significant healthcare decisions for my father when he was impaired by Alzheimer’s Disease.
Following my father’s death, I delivered community presentations about advance directives, co-facilitated a grief support group, led leadership discussions for a hospice, and began serving families as a Celebrant. Until recently, I helped an elderly couple maintain their independence in my role as advocate and concierge. Decades ago, immersed in publishing and corporate training careers, I could barely have imagined such experiences.
Throughout the years, friends and colleagues have turned to me with their questions about an array of end-of-life issues. I’ve been able to provide answers and offer resources. Every call and conversation has reminded me how challenging the road at end of life can be.
Passion, skills, and experiences have converged. As an Educator, Mediator, and Celebrant, I guide thoughtful discussions and support peaceful transitions at end of life.
Know that I welcome your calls and inquiries.