What is a Death Doula?

By Guest Contributor Catherine Durkin Robinson Catherine Durkin Robinson is the owner of Anitya Doula Services. She completed the End-of-Life Doula Program at the University of Vermont and is a member of the National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA). What is a death doula? If the pandemic highlighted anything, it’s how important it is […]

What Should You Do With Cremation Ashes?

According to the Cremation Association of North America, more than 56% of people chose cremation in 2020. The number has been trending up for some time and will likely continue to rise. No doubt, COVID has accelerated that growth, but many factors such as cost and the mobility of today’s society have been driving the […]

Handling Grief During the Holidays

For most people, the holiday season is a time of family, friends, and joy. For those who are grieving, however, the traditions and celebrations that we usually look forward to can be stark reminders of someone who is no longer with us. The grief can be more intense and the pain sharper. Even if you […]