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“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)

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)

 In November 2019, Amy Wright Glenn and Marinah Farrell engaged in an inspiring conversation. How do we holding space? What is the heart of birth/death doula work? How has Amy’s personal journey shaped her professional life? Listen here “…greater than any theology, greater than any scripture, and certainly greater than my limited understanding…(Read More)