The Last Chapter: Dying Well

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about becoming a death and mourning doula, check out our Momdoulary Passages 6-in-1 Training Program at MourningDoula.com.  You can develop a new career in under a year, for about the cost of a little of a year’s worth of daily coffee at a chain coffee store.  Many students re-coup[…]

Sitting With the Dead

“Folks ask me to come and stay with their loved ones ’til someone comes from the funeral home to pick them up, you know, because I’m a nurse, and they don’t want to stay with the dead body.  Of their own loved one,” she said, incredulous.  “I guess I get it, maybe they’re afraid of[…]

What is Coffin Birth?

Coffin birth is as sad, and eerie, as it sounds:  Known as Postmortem Extrusion, it’s the expulsion of a non-viable fetus through the vaginal opening of a decomposing female.  Essentially it’s the result of the build-up of gas, which applies pressure to the uterus, causing it to be expelled, and sometimes turned inside out.  The[…]

Watch “Being Mortal” Online

You can now watch “Frontline’s” show, “Being Mortal” online.  Tune in to explore “The intersection of life, death, medicine, and what it means to be at the end.”   This is an interesting look at end-of-life support and issues, and it is currently being streamed on PBS.   Just click this link here to check[…]

Are You Ready to Take Death Back?

Do you hunger to feel more connected to life?  To feel more alive?  Even less afraid? Do you want to feel more deeply to others?  To loved ones?  To your community?   Do you ache to feel a deeper connection to God or to develop a spiritual connection? I’m going to tell you a little[…]

What’s All this Death Positive Talk?

Hey you!  Yes you, reading this!   Guess what?   We have to inform you … you are going to die.   But then again, so are we. Death.   The plight we all have in common.   100% of the people you ever meet will die.   All 100% of them.  How many other things[…]

Death: Green Is the New Black

Momdoulary’s Passages 6-in-1End-of-Life, Death & Mourning Doula & Death Midwife Training Program is proud to announce our new Green Burial Awareness Campaign called “Death: Green is the New Black”   – Check out the panel below!

23 Spiritualized Comfort Cliches to Avoid When a Child Dies

Caleb Wilde, shared the following post on his “Confessions of a Funeral Director” blog.  It is an anonymous post originally shared on Michelle Van Loon’s blog, “Pilgrim’s Road Trip,” and with his permission I am sharing it here.   This post is tremendously important, and should not be missed.   Having worked in both the[…]