In my experience, death is a powerful teacher. Being deeply present to the natural dying experience and contemplating our own mortality offers an opportunity to change how we live our lives. My own transformational experience came in 2011 when my husband transitioned (passed away) 3 months after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 46.
This experience cracked my entire being wide open, and my life became a ‘before’ and ‘after’ story. I could tell I needed to create a new kind of life for myself, so I began studying death, dying, and grief as part of my own personal healing. Through this process, I found purpose in working as a Death Doula, Death Educator, Grief Coach and Life Coach.
I created Held with the intention of holding space for end-of-life experiences, whatever they may be. I hope to bring light into the mystery of death and to provide a safe place to confront fears. It is my belief that we are the creators in our own lives, and we can create the life we want until our last breath.