Harnessing the transformative power of grief for good

The Good Grief Doula provides services to support healing and inspire creativity around grief, death, and dying <3

Whether curiosity, chronic illness, or a terminal diagnosis has brought you here, I aim meet you where you are and support your exploration of grief. Together, we may laugh or cry; most likely, we’ll do a befuddling mix of the two. Wherever the path takes us, Good Grief is here to lighten the load and brighten your way!

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“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
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Grieving sucks. It is challenging, heartbreaking work.

But what if grief were also an opportunity to embrace self-acceptance, experience creative inspiration, and make space for laughter?

What might life look like if an awareness of death empowered us to reevaluate our relationship to our belongings and ourselves?

After grief asks us to bear witness to our pain, it can be an invitation to rediscover the past, celebrate the present, and prepare for a more meaningful future.

Grief doesn’t follow a schedule - but I do!
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STORIES

The Nine Contemplations of Death - a Guided Meditation

This meditation is a helpful antidote to death anxiety. Relax into corpse pose and give this 22-minute Good Grief guided meditation a go!
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Testimonials

What Folks Are Saying About Good Grief Doula - I am so very grateful to the clients and friends who have shared feedback from their experience working with Good Grief Doula.
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My Favorite Practice for Navigating Big Emotions

The mindful practice of RAIN - a Good Grief Doula guided meditation - is one of my favorite tools for acknowledging and attending to challenging emotions in grief.
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Nature Transitions - Autumn Good Grief Guided Meditation

This short 20 minute guided meditation is inspired by the changing seasons. In this immersive experience, you are invited to release that which no longer serves you, mirroring the gentle process of leaves falling gracefully to the ground.
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Three things the new "Swedish Death Cleaning" show got "wrong"

Death cleaning is life-affirming. No TV magic required!
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Key Takeaways from "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning" by Margareta Magnusson

Get organized for end-of-life and every day living
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Good Grief believes:

Humor is an essential tool

Expressions of grief can be a healthy part of everyday living

Everyone already has everything they need to provide care for themselves and their loved ones

It is vital to invest in access and provide peer support services at sliding scale

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Owner & Creator

Kat (she/her) is an artist who credits her relationship with grief for helping to discover deeper relationships, more transcendent beauty, and lasting feelings of joie de vivre. She believes the way a person dies can teach us a lot about how they’ve lived and aspires to die consciously, with a combination talent show/pizza party at her deathbed. Her career has been full of improvisation, and following a series of impactful losses, she is directing her creative energies to address the epidemic of grief in the wake of Covid-19. Her goal is to spark conversation as the "Good Grief Doula" and empower individuals as they address the inevitable with courage, creativity, and care.

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