evening of life
What is a Legacy Doula?
We provide companionship, comfort, and guidance to those during the evening of life; facing a terminal illness or death. We create a space of light and love where our client can share their life legacy. A sacred space that is defined by living more than by dying.
In the evening of life, we will be
judged on love alone.
St. John of the Cross
end-of-life (eol) doula
A Doula provides a unique set of services that offer comfort, guidance, and healing during transitional times of life’s journey. We create a compassionate and comforting space for our clients and their families facing life changing events, terminal diagnoses, and death, as well as providing post-transition grief support.
We strive to provide our clients with the support and resources they need to make their last moments meaningful and sacred. We are committed to helping individuals and their families navigate the end-of-life journey with dignity and grace. We will guide you and your loved ones through the entire process, from creating an advanced care plan to providing emotional and spiritual care. We work together with a hospice team to create a comprehensive support team. Our non-medical holistic support encompasses emotional, spiritual, and practical care.
creative legacy project
We specialize in creating legacy projects for our clients. These projects are designed to capture their life story, memories, and experiences in a meaningful way. It is a way to honor the life of the individual and keep their memory alive and to see how their life may continue to impact others, even after they have transitioned.
This project may include our client’s stories and memories told to us from times spent together. It may include things our client often said, or it could be something they said at a particular moment that dramatically impacted someone’s life.
A legacy project can include touching moments and funny moments. It may be related to life lessons or values. The legacy work might culminate in a book, a photo box, a scroll, a recording, a video, a walk in nature, or a celebratory ritual performed each year on a day with special meaning.
We believe that legacy work is about living more than is about dying. We want to help you create a lasting legacy that will help your loved ones carry on your light.
how we serve...
Provide the opportunity to speak openly and frankly about dying
Talk about creating an advance care directive
Explore the meaning of the dying person’s life and legacy
Discuss and support end-of-life care planning
Develop a plan for how the space looks, feels and sounds
Incorporate traditions or create new rituals to mark special moments
Encourage appropriate ways of touching and caressing the dying person
Bring a focused and intuitive presence to the bedside
Assist with physical and practical care to ease the burden on caregivers
Provide respite for exhausted caregivers
Explain the signs and symptoms of the dying process
Process the emotions and experiences with loved ones
Support the spiritual practices of all involved
Guide people through the early stages of grieving