Part of My Story

I grew up in south Texas and remained to raised my twin boys here following the death of their father, to surrounded them with family as they were not yet 2-years old.

Following the death of my late husband, I found comfort in volunteering in the oncology department of our local children’s hospital. I began to hear a calling within me. A few months later I trained for a year to become an Interfaith Hospital Lay Chaplain through a CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Program.

As my life evolved and I again felt a nudging, I began a Grief Coaching practice. There being so many kinds of grief, my focus was the grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one, human or companion animal.

My journey soon brought me to the discovery of INELDA (International End of Life Doula Association), the organization at the forefront of the end-of-life movement, and then also become a Certified End-of-Life Doula. I am a Certified Grief Educator through David Kessler, a Grief & Mourning Guide.

I am a bereaved daughter, sister, and widow.

It matters not to me one’s chosen faith, if any, one’s sexual preference, or the color of one’s skin. What is important to me is serving beside anyone who wishes to be curious. It doesn’t matter if you have been given a live-changing diagnosis or simply wish to be prepared.


International End of Life Doula Association INELDA

Certified End of Life Doula

Institute of Life Coach Training

Grief Coach

The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death

Holding Space: On Loving, Dying and Letting Go

National End of Life Doula Alliance

NEDA Proficient

Nueces Co. Memorial Hospital

Clinical Pastoral Education Hospital Chaplain

University of the Incarnate Word

Bachelor of Science Psychology

Advanced Care Planning Educator

Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ Community

Trained Ally

The Nurturing Touch
For The Dying

Certified Grief Educator By David Kessler -

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