"Reclaiming the Tradition, Bringing Funerals Home..." |
Who We Are
I am a Washington State Certified Counselor in private practice. I have been a Hospice volunteer and participated in home funeral vigils for my own family and friends, prior to choosing to become a Home Funeral Guide. It was those healthy grieving and life-affirming experiences I received while tending to and vigiling with the bodies of those I deeply loved, that profoundly altered the way I viewed after death care. I am deeply grateful to my departed loved ones and to their families, who invited me into the sacred space of caretaking, both during illness and after death. I am changed forever as a result.
I received my Home Funeral Training from Jerrigrace Lyons of "Final Passages", located in Sebastopol, California and Char Barrett of "A Sacred Moment", of Everett, Washington.
In caring for my father during his terminal illness, my heart was cracked open to the fleeting preciousness of life. Being at the bedside of the dying is a portal to the sacred meaning of life. I have worked for 6 years in Comfort Care Therapies with Hospice providing "Healing Hands" modalities and Flower Essence Therapy to the dying. I received Home Funeral Training with Char Barrett of "A Sacred Moment" of Everett, WA. I work as a Chaplain at Providence St. Peter Hospital. In Spring of 2011, I was ordained as a Reverend in the Zen Peacemaker Order, by Roshi Joan Halifax as part of my graduation from the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Program in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am a mother, grandmother, artist, gardener and a Certified Flower Essence Practitioner.