END OF LIFE COACH, HOME FUNERAL GUIDE
As an End of Life Coach, I am passionate in holding and creating sacred space, personal ritual, spiritual practice and creative choices through dying and deathcare. I believe we can learn to die and in learning to die we actually awaken to life itself. In serving the dying and grieving, I favor conversations in the art of saying good-bye, exploring what death asks of us and deserves, how to prepare oneself consciously for the dying process, the compassionate merits of home family directed funerals, green burial awareness, and the welcoming and witnessing of grief.
Founder of Peacefully Prepared, I have most recently developed a Spiritual Care Directive for Buddhists. This 10-part signature process guides clients in planning out their end of life practice from their Dharma Vision all the way through to the 49 Days following death. I also encourage end of life wishes and planning in my 5 chapter notebook called a Passing Plan. These spiritual and practical processes are an act of self-love in preparing for end of life and an act of kindness to ease the grief and stress of your loved ones. Continuously serving and raising awareness about the home funeral option, clients are able to apply their spiritual practices and create auspicious conditions at the time of death. Having performed in-home funerals for her own family as well as clients, I am passionate about exploring and providing resources for this treasured process.
I have had the good fortune to study Tibetan Buddhism under Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche for 35 years and serve as a Board and Volunteer Member for Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California (RYG CA), his Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center. I have had the honor of developing a dying and death program for its community of practitioners and give group talks annually. I also respect the work of Stephen Jenkinson, as well as Andrew Holecek and am currently in his 4 part program Graceful Exits. I regularly retreat for teachings on Phowa and how to navigate the bardos. I am honored to give talks and on-line gatherings at Tara Mandala, Colorado, in how to prepare for dying by “Writing your Spiritual Care Directive for Buddhists”.
In my own life, I have had the sacred privilege of witnessing my own family members through the dying process, including my mother and father, as well as grandparents, friends and clients.
A native resident of San Diego, California, I enjoy life to the fullest with my husband and two adult children.
Degrees and Certifications
End of Life Coach, ICF PCC
Certified Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist with Bennet Stellar
Soul Centered Living from University of Santa Monica
Holistic Health Practitioner for 30 years
BA in Psychology/Philosophy from Scripps College
Founder and Director of Holistixs of San Diego, a healing arts center, for 22 years
Practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for 35 years
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