The Looming Elder Care Crisis

  I don’t want to be alarming, but there is an elder care and end of life care crisis looming in the United States and all around the world. You may have heard something about the declining global birth rate and how it may impact the future of civilization. Everyone from Elon Musk to the…

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Grief – What it Is and Suggestions for Healing

GRIEF – What it Is and Suggestions for Healing This past year, there was collective loss felt in a variety of ways. Here in the U.S. alone, we’ve lost countless of our fellow Americans to a highly transmissible novel virus. Globally, the disease this virus causes has claimed the lives of millions of people. When…

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What is a Death Doula and the Top 7 Questions Answered

1.What is a Death Doula? A Death Doula is a non-medical person trained to care for someone holistically (physically, emotionally and spiritually) at the end of life. Death Doulas are also known around the world as: end of life coaches, soul midwives, transition guides. death coaches, doula to the dying, end of life doulas, death…

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How Embracing Death Allows Us to Live Fully


Suzanne B. O’Brien here, I have been saying for a long time that people at the end of life can teach us everything about living if we would only listen to them. As an End of Life practitioner, I was blown away by how much more enriched my life became after I started to work…

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How Doulagivers Can Help With Grief At End of Life And Beyond

grief at end of life

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that is important to you. You may feel a variety of emotions, like sadness or loneliness. You might experience it for different reasons. Perhaps a loved one died, a relationship ended, or you lost your job. Other life changes, such as chronic…

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Improving End Of Life Experiences

pier at sunset representing end of life

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, Doing these two things can make End of Life better by 80 to 90 percent no matter what the disease process, and both are free! I have been working in end of life care as a Hospice and Oncology RN for most of my nursing career and I have been on…

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Doulagivers on “4 O’Clock Fix”

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, I am excited to say that Oprah Magazine included some suggestions I made for making the most of our new socially distanced day-to-day lives. This is from the “4 O’Clock Fix” section of the magazine!   It has never been more important for us to be there for one another. This is a marathon,…

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Holistic Work of Hospice and How Death Doulas Support

Ask a death doula

  Suzanne B. O’Brien here, The “Ask a Death Doula” Podcast is a bi-weekly show hosted by Hospice and Oncology nurse Suzanne B. O’Brien. Ask a Death Doula will chronicle the Death Doula movement. We will interview leaders in this progressive movement from around the world as well as patients, families, and Death Doulas. In this episode…

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Together We Can Be Better Than Ever

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, We have been going through intense times of challenge and change. Growth is painful, but what is on the other side of that pain can be a new awareness and way of living that brings us all together in a higher consciousness. Doulagivers International has always had core foundational laws that…

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