Death Doula’s Toolbox: Herbal Education – Hawthorn is for Heartbreak (and more!)

I’m excited that 2017 will see the introduction of my new Herbal Education for Death and Mourning Doulas Program, which will wonderfully supplement our existing death and mourning doula trainings. In support of that initiative, I will be blogging about one herb each month, focusing on both scientific and/or folkloric beliefs about the use of Read more about Death Doula’s Toolbox: Herbal Education – Hawthorn is for Heartbreak (and more!)[…]

Death Doulas In the News – Laura Interviewed by Broadly.Vice

Broadly.Vice featured an interview with Momdoulary Death Doula Training at MourningDoula.com/ Momdoulary, LLC, today. If you’ve ever wondered whether you should train as a death doula, or what it is like to work as a death doula, you should definitely check it out! Meet the Death Doula Who Helps People Deal with the ‘Bookends of Read more about Death Doulas In the News – Laura Interviewed by Broadly.Vice[…]

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?[…]

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 Read more about Sitting With the Dead[…]

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 Read more about What is Coffin Birth?[…]

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 Read more about Watch “Being Mortal” Online[…]

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 Read more about Are You Ready to Take Death Back?[…]

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 Read more about What’s All this Death Positive Talk?[…]