Hello - I'm Lori
As an end-of-life doula, my focus is on providing comprehensive emotional and spiritual care for individuals in their final stages of life. I believe in the power of deep active listening and remaining fully present for the dying person. By understanding their desires and fostering a secure and empathetic environment, I assist them in achieving a peaceful transition while respecting their journey. I am dedicated to educating others on discussing and preparing for death. Every day, I hold space for my own losses with a gentle heart, embracing the lessons they have taught me. This work is profoundly sacred to me, and I am honored to serve my community by supporting individuals and their families throughout the end-of-life journey. I welcome individuals and families from diverse backgrounds, ensuring inclusivity regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. My care is accessible and adaptive, tailored to meet unique needs. I offer comfort, guidance, and unwavering support, facilitating a tranquil and meaningful transition. Whether facing a terminal illness, navigating grief, or planning for the future, I am here to accompany them with compassion and empathy.
I have received extensive training from the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA), including specialized training in dementia care and grief support, and obtained certification from the Doulagivers Institute. I earned an end-of-life doula proficiency badge from the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA). My experience as a hospice volunteer continues to deepen my understanding of the profound emotional and spiritual support required during this intense time. I am committed to continuing personal and professional growth through ongoing education and active involvement in professional associations.
I am also passionate about photography. Capturing the beauty and essence of life, love, and connection is a powerful way to honor our memories and tell our stories. Legacy photography and other photographic art are other services I provide to create unique keepsakes of cherished memories.
In my personal life, I treasure spending time with loved ones, including my spouse, Kitty, our friends, and families. We love to travel and find joy in the journey and the destination. I come from a large, lively, loving family on Long Island, NY, that I cherish and visit as much as possible.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I am grateful for this opportunity to introduce myself to you.