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.”
In case you missed our offer in the last newsletter, we have a new free tool to share with you and yours. Until last week, A Brief on Grief and Mourning was only available inside the 7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death online program. We’re making this free tool widely available now because grief is not just something that happens when someone you love dies. Grief is present for each and every one of us on the planet at this time.
The climate crisis, the Coronavirus pandemic, and the reckoning of racial injustice are three global crises that are shaking the world right now. And if you’re like me, they’re shaking you too. I am not grieving a dead loved one but I am grieving the losses and potential losses that have—and will take place from these three tragic realities.
The world needs us to wake up. It’s an emergency!
The more I’m with this grief and the more I mourn, the better I show up and be in service and action in our world. We want to help you and your community do the same.
Download and share this free tool and share this message with your friends to learn more about these three lessons:
- Grief is normal.
- Grief and mourning are necessary.
- There’s no one way or right way to grieve or mourn.
What about you?
What are you grieving?
How does mourning and being with your grief help you show up for the world?