death doula

Home Funerals and Green Burials Empower Individuals at End of Life

As a leader in the funeral reform movement, an end-of-life doula, and a hospice volunteer for nearly 40 years, Lee Webster has long been an advocate for home funerals. But it wasn’t until her own mother died that Webster was able to fully appreciate the value of a funeral at home. “It’s actually less complicated. […]

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Death Doulas Create Shift from Avoidance to Awareness About End of Life

Many people are afraid of talking about and preparing for their own death, but Francesca Arnoldy doesn’t think you need to be one of them. She is a death doula and the creator of UVM’s End of Life Doula Professional Certificate. Her work enables her to companion people through their end-of-life journey as a non-medical […]

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Weathering the STORM of Grief. Perspective from End-of-Life Doula Program.

By Francesca Arnoldy End-of-Life Doula Program Director   Grief is our natural response to a meaningful loss. Some losses are heavier than others, yet they are all valid and real. It might be a change in daily activities, losing a role we have held, transitioning to an empty nest, divorce, retirement, or a death (among others). […]

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