“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.” – Haruki Murakami
An End of Life Doula assists with recognizing and filling gaps in a dying person’s care.
The aim of Wind & Wing is to provide end-of-life doula and home funeral services to people all over the world! I know that sounds a little grandiose but hear me out. I provide end-of-life doula support to anyone regardless of where they live in the world, in the form of one-on-one consultations via Zoom or over the phone, online ceremonies and educational workshops as well as selling handmade products such as urns, burial shrouds, memorial jewelry, home funeral kits and end-of-life planners. If you live in the Finger Lakes region of New York, I’m also here to provide you with in-person support.
Wind & Wing is dedicated to promoting healthy aging and bringing positivity and respect to the dying process. To put it simply, I’m here to help people make peace with the inevitability of death and fully embrace the life they have left. I want to do away with our cultural fear of aging and instead turn the process into a celebration. I believe that getting older means getting better in the most important ways. We improve, evolve and grow wiser. And to put it bluntly, getting older is a natural, inescapable part of life. Denial won’t change any of that. My goal is help people plan for their future so they can enjoy the time they have left without having to worry about every unpleasant detail. And when times do become challenging–which is a guarantee in life–I want to be there to ease people through it. Overall, I’d like to transform that which is seen as an unpleasant process into something beautiful.
End of Life Doula
An End of Life Doula is similar to a birth doula. One compassionately assists those coming into this world and one compassionately assists those leaving this world. This includes providing emotional, spiritual, informational, and physical support with the goal being a low stress, comfortable, personalized–even, dare I say, positive–experience for clients and their loved ones. End of Life Doulas work alongside family members, friends and even medical, palliative and hospice workers in hospitals, senior care facilities and private home settings.