Ask a Death Doula Podcast: In stressful times, focus on what you CAN control
Big Ideas: Food and Stress [4:30] – Stress can come in many forms and one of them is environmental stressors. In our world today, most of our food sources are empty calories with a lack of nutrients and an abundance of chemicals and contaminants. This leads to an increase in inflammation and stress in the…Read More
Ask a Death Doula Podcast: How do we reduce the fear of death? – by learning the truth about it. The Art of Doulagiving
How do we reduce the fear of death? – by learning the truth about it. In this episode of Ask a Death Doula, I have the great pleasure of sharing the Art of Doulagiving Graduate series with Certified Doulagiver Teri-Portugal Gooden. Teri’s first experience of death was with her beloved Gaga. When alone in the…Read More
Ask a Death Doula Podcast: Self Care For Doulas-and Everyone!
When you practice self-care, you are caring for everyone else. The better version of you – the healthier, the happier, the more vibrant you are – the better you will care in all areas of your life. It’s so important. In this episode of Ask a Death Doula, I will share with you the vital…Read More
Ask a Death Doula Podcast: National Death Doula Day April 20th!
Today is National Death Doula Day and we are celebrating with a very special podcast and free family caregiver training! Death used to be revered as a sacred part of our life’s journey. It is only within the last 100 years that we’ve absolutely removed the end of life from being a natural component of…Read More
Ask a Death Doula Podcast: World Training Day Interview with Doulagivers Thailand Lead Trainers Susan and Jim!!
The goal of the International Doulagivers Institute is to support communities worldwide with free end-of-life doula community caregiver training. Doulagivers International recognizes that education and engagement are the keys to a peaceful passing. One of the organization’s key initiatives is Death Doula Training for Families via their Annual World Training Day event – a free…Read More
Ask A Death Doula Podcast: Passion to Purpose with Amy McLaren
Big Ideas: Finding Your Purpose [5:06] – As an elementary school teacher, Amy enjoyed her life, but knew that she wasn’t fulfilled. She felt called to helping others internationally and it led her to forming her mission to help build schools for children affected by conflict in Kenya. She always had a passion for traveling…Read More
Ask A Death Doula Podcast: How to Choose the Right Health Care Proxy for You
Big Ideas: What is a Health Care Proxy? [00:20] – There is a document called an Advance Directive. It is split into two parts – a Living Will and a Health Care Proxy. The Living Will states what you want or what you don’t want in terms of care if you were to become terminally…Read More