Guest Post: I Am (an eco-conscious) Death Doula Part 2

Welcome to the second of a two part guest post from one of our super-star graduates, the remarkable Sylvia Sienikehä Pearlman. Sylvia is a holistic therapist, Reiki Master, hospice volunteer and certified death doula. She is the owner and founder of Soulmilk Healing Arts Studio based on the east coast of the US in Maine and on Hornby Island, British Read more about Guest Post: I Am (an eco-conscious) Death Doula Part 2[…]

Guest Post: I Am (an eco-conscious) Death Doula – Part 1

Welcome to the first of a two part guest post from one of our super-star graduates, the remarkable Sylvia Sienikehä Pearlman. Sylvia is a holistic therapist, Reiki Master, hospice volunteer and certified death doula. She is the owner and founder of Soulmilk Healing Arts Studio based on the east coast of the US in Maine and Read more about Guest Post: I Am (an eco-conscious) Death Doula – Part 1[…]

Death Doula Diary: Orlando – Love & Life In A Time of Terror

I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that I am inundated when folks find themselves faced with making sense of traumatic events such as the largest mass shooting in US history this past weekend in Orlando. I’m no stranger to personal and community-wide loss, having grown up in NYC. I experienced a particularly close Read more about Death Doula Diary: Orlando – Love & Life In A Time of Terror[…]

Interview with Confessions of a Funeral Director’s Caleb Wilde

I managed to find some time to catch up with my friend, the clever and engaging Caleb Wilde. If you’re reading this post, you have probably already bumped into Caleb before, either here or at his website www.CalebWilde.com,  where he blogs under the title Confessions Of a Funeral Director. He has also established popular Facebook Read more about Interview with Confessions of a Funeral Director’s Caleb Wilde[…]

Coming Soon! Death & Mourning Doula Discernment Book

Coming this Winter, my new book. Will post when available, electronically and hard copies alike, with an audio version coming late summer. From the back cover: You feel it, yet again. The draw, the fascination, with death, dying, and mourning. You see an article or video on these topics, and can’t resist clicking. Friends and Read more about Coming Soon! Death & Mourning Doula Discernment Book[…]

The Changing Death Industry: Reconnecting with Tradition

Mortuary science graduates report that building a career as a funeral director has become difficult these days, unless you inherit the role, know someone, or have incredibly good fortune.   Perhaps frustrating, but too, perhaps this heralds a sign for the future of the death industry.  When one path closes to many, others open.  Let’s Read more about The Changing Death Industry: Reconnecting with Tradition[…]

Drawn to the World of Death & Mourning?

Perhaps it’s the secret you don’t share.  Or if you do, most don’t understand you’re fascination with all (or many) things death and mourning. You get that it’s strange in the eyes of most people, that we live in a culture that goes to great extremes to avoid discussing death.  Sure, people are constantly dying on Read more about Drawn to the World of Death & Mourning?[…]