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by Amy Wright Glenn 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…(Read More)

by Michelle Acciavatti Although I am not a medical professional, I am on a different front line of the COVID-19 crisis: as a funeral director, my role is caring for those who die and supporting their families. I write from my heart, sharing my direct experiences, questions, concerns, fears, and hopes. I speak for…(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)

by Amy Wright Glenn 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…(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)