For Jo's magnolias the summer has come too soon. The sun we celebrate so much has trespassed upon the final weeks of their gestation; they have been induced into a false spring before their time to bloom. We love the sunshine don't we? The light, the warmth, the fun, the joy, the uplifting and expanding … Continue reading Sacred Solitude Should Summer Come Too Soon
We are so often asked what working as an End of Life doula might look like; and our first response is always to say that this depends entirely on an individual doula; their circumstances of birth and belonging, their community, their existing work, the level of their engagement with End of Life work. This is … Continue reading What does an End of Life Doula do?
There comes a time for most of us when the myth of the "good parent" dies. The "good mother" dies and the "good father" dies. It is simply not possible for any human being to be as trustworthy and infallible as a child expects them to be. The Gate of Grief "what I expected and … Continue reading Thresheld; what is the thresh of us?
It was a joy this morning to share the weekly call with one of our RTEOL community; it was just the two of us; Snowdonia meets Isle of Arran. One of the things that we were able to share was the experience of being in a rural setting; where everyone knows everyone; and the … Continue reading Feathering the Nest: The role of Place and Space in a Good Death