OFFERINGS

All of my offerings are donation-based. Please reach out to me if you are drawn to one of the options below. We'll explore if it's in alignment for us to walk alongside this death journey together and what I can offer based on the conversation and proposed energy exchange.
 

 

ADVOCATE | MEDICAL AID IN DYING

What is medical aid in dying?

  • Aid in dying is a trusted and time-tested medical practice that allows a terminally ill, mentally capable adult with a prognosis of six months or less to live to request from their doctor a prescription for medication they can decide to take to die peacefully in their sleep. Currently, the states of Oregon, Washington, Vermont, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Jersey, Maine, Montana, as well as the District of Columbia, have authorized the compassionate option of medical aid in dying, allowing one in five people to have access.

  • Learn more about aid in dying by visiting Compassion and Choices.

Offering:

  • As your advocate for aid in dying, I can support you in navigating the process to obtain the prescription, prepare the prescription, reflect on how you would like the days leading up to your conscious death experience to be held, and be with you while you take the medication as well as provide support to those you choose to have present. 

LIVING FUNERAL DESIGN

What is a living funeral?

  • Living funerals or life celebrations are commonly held for someone who knows that they do not have much time left to live, usually due to terminal illness or old age. The gathering gives the person that is near death an opportunity to create a personalized pre-death ritual to rejoice in one's own life. It is a space for the dying person to connect with guests one-on-one and is designed to pay tribute and be in remembrance face-to-face with the person that is dying. These ceremonies promote closure for the dying as well as facilitate a healthier mode of grieving for their loved ones.

Offering:

  • Personalized planning and ceremony coordination with the client's vision and desires in mind as well as the day of celebration support and supervision of events. 

LIFE REVIEW

What is a legacy project?

  • Legacy projects give the dying an opportunity to leave behind a tangible and authentic lasting legacy of themselves for their future generations. This allows loved ones to continue to share in memorable moments and create a new relationship with the deceased over time.

Offering:

  • Support in the inquiry and creation of a legacy project via life review. We can create what would an expression together. Some examples of legacy projects are scrapbooks, events, ceremonies/rituals, or other items (such as written pieces, film, artwork, collage, etc.).

CREATING A SACRED SPACE + VIGIL SUPPORT DURING THE DYING PHASE

Offering:

  • We will work together to create a sacred space for the dying by building an altar using items such as favorite objects, photos, fabrics, fresh flowers, offerings of foods, and candles. This offering can also include support by sitting vigil during the active dying phase. I will sit vigil prior to, during, and after the “actively dying” stage and communicate as needed with family, doctors, and other caretakers regarding the weekly/daily/hourly progression of the dying. Helping with emotional and physical support where needed.

ADVOCATE | GREEN + CONSERVATION BURIAL

What is green burial?

  • Green (or natural) burial emphasizes simplicity and environmental sustainability. The body is neither cremated nor prepared with chemicals such as embalming fluids. It is simply placed in a biodegradable coffin or shroud and interred without a concrete burial vault. The gravesite is allowed to return to nature. The goal is the complete decomposition of the body and its natural return to the soil. Only then can a burial truly be “ashes to ashes, dust to dust,” a phrase so often used when we bury our dead.

Find more information by visiting Green Burial Council.

What is conservation burial?

  • Conservation burial takes the land into further consideration by committing to burial fees that pay for land acquisition, protection, restoration, and management. Not only does conservation burial help protect land, but the burial area becomes hallowed ground, restored to its natural condition, and protected forever with a conservation easement. Native plants can be planted at the gravesite. Citizens who support conservation are offered a more meaningful burial option with the certainty that protected land is the ultimate legacy to leave for future generations. Families and friends are brought closer to nature in the commemoration of their loved one’s life.

Find out more information by visiting Conservation Burial Alliance.

If you reside in Washington, Colorado, or Oregon, please visit Recompose to learn about turning our bodies into soil using the principles of nature to return bodies to the land, sequestering carbon, and improving the health of our natural surroundings. 

Offering:

  • Support in exploring green, conservation, and recompose burial options and assistance in planning the burial. 

GRIEF SUPPORT 

Offering:

  • Grief support for the dying and their loved ones through open and honest communication. I am here to help you explore your thoughts, hopes, fears, and emotions during this challenging and transformational time.