The month of May offers much in the way of remembrance and renewal. We have an annual, communal time of mourning with the passing of Memorial Day, and it's also nature's season of rebirth in the Northeast. In my "collector's gardens," as I call them, I find both loss and life emerging simultaneously. Right around… Continue reading Memorializing

Healthy Preparedness

Reflecting back, turning inward, and planning ahead As a doula, I have held space at both ends of life. Just as my own pregnancies and labors originally inspired my birth work, a series of personal losses inspired my interest in deathcare. Both thresholds beckon a similar presence—one that is centered, calming, and reassuring. When caring… Continue reading Healthy Preparedness