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Inspired by my mentor, my grandfather, I’ve chosen the name Sine Metu, which in Gaelic stands for Without Fear. I feel this encompasses my approach and perspective on life as well as death. 

What is an end-of-life doula?

The word "doula" is Greek for servant or helper.  A death doula supports a person in their dying process similar to how a birth doula supports women during the labour process.

Doulas provide support and comfort, while growing trust and meaningful relationships, which help reduce the fear around end-of-life journeys.  The death doula guides the dying person and their family through the stages of the dying process.

Death doula practices are focused on a person-centred approach, which allows for the needs, desires, and wishes to be respected and coordinated in a profound manner. 

Death ends a life, not a relationship 


Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides. 

Lao Tzu

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