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PHLOTing on Cloud 9

There is no doubt about the benefits of self-care activities for the body and the mind. My personal go tos in times of increased stress...

End of Life Planning Simplified

​​There are an increasing number of ways to help you and your family prepare for the practical details surrounding death. As an End of...

Who Gets Mom's Dining Table?

Chances are, you have some personal items that you would like to leave to certain loved ones. Creating a list with your family will...

Navigating Senior Living Options

Last Friday I had a Zoom chat with Tom Carabellese, a Senior Living Care Advisor, here in the Grand Rapids area. Our 15 minute scheduled...

Bringing Life to Our Dead

When Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” came out in 2017, my children were 1 and 3. While the kids were too young to enjoy anything much more than the...

Go Green

Part of my services as an End of Life Educator and Consultant are to explore and research the options that you have for what happens to...

Talking to Children about Death

​​​​One of my areas of specialization is acting as a Mourning Doula. Simply meaning, I am there to help families and their friends after...

The Red Steamer Trunk

I spent two weeks at my parents’ house after Ryan’s death. The phone was constantly ringing and people were in and out with trays of...