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What is an End-of-Life Doula or a Death Doula?

April 27, 2021 8:15 am Published by 2 Comments

When people ask Valoria Walker what an end-of-life doula is, she finds it easiest to explain it this way: “A doula is a woman supporting other women labouring and giving birth. An end-of-life doula is at the opposite end. I support aging adults who are near or at the end of life.”

The Willow EOL Educator™ Program is now available!

April 13, 2021 10:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We are delighted to announce that the Willow EOL Educator™ Program is now available! When we formed Willow in 2015, we knew we wanted to do more than be of service as 1:1 end-of-life-planning coaches or small-group facilitators. We knew that our calling was to empower other passionate educators to use the innovative EOL education tools and products we created. The Willow EOL Educator™ Program is the five-years-in-the-making solution to our quest to do more.

Who provides end-of-life comfort and care? Introducing a new Willow EOL information series.

March 23, 2021 9:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

You name it—bereavement counsellor, celebrant, cemeterian, coroner, cremationist, death coach, elder, end-of-life doula, estate-planning professional, funeral director, home-funeral guide, hospice staff, memoir writing guide, musician, organ transplant and body donation educator, palliative care nurse and physician, psychopomp, religious death society volunteer, spiritual leader, transfer driver, virtual event planner—they’re out there wanting to be of service.

Amplifying Voices: Two Opportunities to Listen and Learn about Anti-Black Racism

June 9, 2020 6:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s been two weeks since the murder of George Floyd, and the launch of massive demonstrations against anti-black racism around the globe. In our previous newsletter we shared that among other things, we’re committed to using our platforms to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. Below are two opportunities to listen and learn.