These words were received by an email from my mentor, friend and spiritual advisor, a mere 3 weeks before her death. In her final days on earth, Leigh Anne taught me my greatest spiritual lesson that holding space, supporting, and guiding a friend through death, is the ultimate gift we can offer to those we love.
It was from witnessing death intimately, and the culmination of my life experiences, that I realized I was on the journey of my life’s work, namely a ‘dynamic journey’. Fulfilling my call to be an End of Life Doula, it would therefore be an honour to walk with you and your loved ones’ through their dynamic death journey.
Providing companionship with the intention that no one has to be alone as they transition out of this world, I understand the importance of how it helps to hold space, make friends comfortable and to listen to their last wishes. I offer people facing the end of their lives and/or their loved ones, tools for their tool box that they may need so they can be reassured that they will die with grace, dignity and peace.
As a healer I offer emotional support to children with grief loss and mentoring for those who have experienced infant and pregnancy loss. As an educator I help with practical assistance, non-medical support, providing up-to-date information about end of life care services to the dying and their loved ones before, during and after death.
Bringing care, compassion, laughter and love to the death process, I believe that death is a sacred, beautiful part of our journey. Allow me the gift of sharing a gentle guiding hand and a loving heart during your dynamic journey.
What people are saying
“Janet is truly a special gift to our society. I am so so incredibly grateful for meeting her when I did, over one year ago. It really was divine timing. Her ability to hold a safe presence and to listen with deep compassion made me feel comfortable, seen and heard, during my awakening into caring/being there for those dying close to me. She helped me understand my role in the realms of aging loved ones and how I can best be there not only for them, but also for myself. She helped me ground into the human experience and release myself of fear that sometimes felt all consuming. She helped me feel powerless to powerful. Thank you Janet!!!!!!”
“If you are looking for an end-of-life celebrant who will bring vitality, inclusiveness, integrity, appropriate gratitude and joy to the service, Janet is the right choice. I found her to be talented, professional and to have a youthful spirit that is uplifting and inspiring. I highly recommend her services.”
— J. Michael Conley, D. Min.
“Thank you my friend for your guidance and steering me on to the right direction to go into our situation that doesn’t seem real or fair.
“Janet from another planet is magical, simply magical! She’s a keeper!
gilakas’la / čɛčɛ haθɛč,
I respectfully acknowledge that the land we gather on is on the Unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of this land.