“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”.
My name is Judith Arasi, I live in Massachusetts with my husband Mike, and dog Chesney. I enjoy cooking, running, hiking, and gardening. I am most at peace with nature, and actively practice meditation and the precepts of Reiki. I strongly believe that the mind, body, and spirit all work together.
Since childhood, I always knew I had a calling to help people, and have always been a natural caregiver with the ability to develop meaningful relationships with those around me.
I guided my grandmother, mother, and mother in law through their end of life process.
After retiring early from a 25 year career in Dental Office Management, I began volunteering as a Hospice Companion /Patient Advocate. It was there that I quickly realized this was the path that my life was meant to take. I am passionate about being in the moment with my patients, providing quality companionship, life legacy projects, opportunities to reminisce, and helping to grant end of life wishes.
During my time with hospice, I became trained in the Angel/ 11Th Hour Program, which supports patients and their families with vigil visits and respite care during the transition and active dying process. I am also an active member of the Volunteer Bereavement Program offering support to family members through phone calls, visits, letter writing, and presenting life legacy gifts.
As a Certified End of Life Doula, I continue with my passion of providing emotional, physical and spiritual care to my patients and their families.
My training allows me to educate and support you beginning after the initial diagnosis, and continues through the three stages of end of life. I will offer recommendations for physical comfort, advocate for you with your medical/ hospice team, and guide you emotionally to your “next place”.
In addition to my certification through Doulagivers Institute, I also hold certifications in Reiki I, Reiki ll, Dementia Care, and Grief and Bereavement.
A wonderful Chaplin once told me to remember that “people will die the way they lived” and to always honor each person with dignity and love.
It would be my honor to support you in your journey.