Participating in end of life matters definitely is not everyone’s cup of tea. When people ask me what I do, responses range from enthusiastic praise to wincing disgust. I totally get it. We’ve been hiding death and dying behind hospital and nursing home doors for so long, people are rarely compelled to talk or even think about it, let alone make a career of it. Yet death is as normal and natural in life as sleeping and eating.
While traveling in my early 20s, I had a near-death experience that forever changed my perspective towards death, and, ultimately, life. Over time, I've been drawn to helping others investigate their relationship to life and death. I find immense satisfaction in easing people’s discomfort about this journey – which is much less scary if we know generally what to expect and can talk about it.
Avalon Beach, NSW