My story begins with my very colorful parents. Two Hippies turned Nurses then eventually back to Hippies. My parents loved caring for others. Mom was a hospital nurse and dad was a mental health nurse. Although I wasn’t drawn to a nursing career, I knew I wanted to be an example of love and compassion, like them.
In 2015 Mom received a terminal diagnosis, brain cancer. My Mother; a walking talking medical dictionary, knew all too well what we were in for. Barely retirement age of 63, they had just started ‘The Golden Years’. I left my family in San Francisco to move in with them on the Oregon Coast. My main goal was to teach my dad how to live life without Mom. Three weeks into her diagnosis my father died suddenly in his sleep; heart failure. I became my mothers live-in primary caregiver, 24 hours a day. I loved & cherished every moment of her final months. I felt a spark inside that lead me to do Hospice Volunteer work that eventually lead me to start a non-profit business; ‘Your Ultimate Love Story’.
Your Ultimate Love Story is a Holistic approach to care for the dying AND their families during this very delicate time. We offer Companion Care, Respite Care, Coaching for loved ones, Document Organizing, Housekeeping & Organizing, Life Review Art, Personal Errands, Bereavement Care & Coaching, Honor Ceremony, Vigil Planning, Home Vigil Setup & More. You see, they lived *THE* Ultimate Love Story, I’m just finishing up the chapters for them.
Crystal is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach Specializing in Holistic End of Life Care & Coaching. Crystal takes training and education seriously and considers herself a Student of Life. She is a Certified End of Life Doula with Doulagivers and is receiving a secondary EOL Certification in July through INELDA. Crystal has spent the past 18 years as a Sales & Education Specialist in the Health, Wellness & Spa industry