Posts Posts by: "Amy Wright Glenn"

Below is the sermon Amy wrote and read/shared on Mother’s Day 2020.    So, I did it. It’s all set. The space is clean ~ Ok, honestly, the dishes aren’t done but hey, the rest of the apartment looks great! ~  My 8-year-old son Taber has entered the land of Narnia…(Read More)

Easter feels different this year. I get it. We won’t be gathering out back with the Religious Education (RE) children and watching them scamper and giggle and shout as they discover treasure in brightly colored eggs. Rev. Harris won’t be passing out annual flowering plants as symbols of spring’s renewal. Taber and…(Read More)

“One more breath ~ just like that.” This statement, more than any other, stayed with me after interviewing Naima Beckles, co-founder of For Your Birth. Upon completing the interview, I wrote it down on a heart shaped piece of paper that my son had cut out for me. It has stayed on my desk ever…(Read More)

by Henry Fersko-Weiss When I review a doula certification submission, which includes written portions of conversations between the doula and a dying person or loved one, I spend time pointing out how an interaction could be improved in one way or another. It’s easy for me to see how the doula could have…(Read More)

From January 2015 to June 2019 Amy Wright Glenn was an active contributor to PhillyVoice composing over 50+ research-based and personal reflections. Her popular articles covering topics relating to birth, breastfeeding, doula work, conscious death/dying, parenting with mindfulness, and spirituality have been read by hundreds of thousands. Amy now focuses her writing energy…(Read More)

I watch a circle of my peers, hospital chaplains-in-training like myself, gather. We arrive on time to find ourselves in a small conference room. The chairs are arranged in a circle. While the bland bureaucracy of windowless hospital décor surrounds us, we stand at the precipice of a rigorous and multifaceted 9…(Read More)

Listen to Amy Wright Glenn, founder of the Institute, reflect upon holding space, death doula work, and how we can shift our culture’s taboo of openly talking about understanding of death/dying. Access the podcast here (Thank you Sheryl Smith, founder of the engAGING Conversations podcast) &nbsp…(Read More)

Listen to Amy Wright Glenn speak about her second book: Holding Space ~ On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go “Holding Space does just that for each of us. In a clear, intimate voice, Amy Wright Glenn shares her own experience and wisdom and by doing so makes a space for her reader to develop the same…(Read More)