“Death nesting is a vital element in reclaiming personal power during this very important phase of life; end of life care. Anne-Marie weaves together the healing sensory modalities of the old with the modern necessities of today. A book worth reading.” –Olga Nikolajev RN, MA, CT,
“As Keppel describes it, conscious care of the dying incorporates practices such as meditation, ceremony and aromatherapy. Candid about the challenging realities of the dying process, she provides practical guidance for caregivers and family members both before and after the death. Death Nesting is a valuable primer not only for prospective doulas but for anyone who expects to die someday.” –Book Review by Seven Days newspaper, Vermont
Death Nesting incorporates ancient and modern death doula techniques, mindfulness practices and herbal support to physically, emotionally and spiritually care for the dying. The focus is on “whole being” caregiving for home deaths but can be implemented into other settings such as acute care to create a more holistic experience. Basic physical care for bedridden individuals, anecdotal vignettes and glimpses into the world of spirit emphasize the poignancy, yet lightheartedness, of the dying process.
“Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of
another world waits.”
– John O’Donohue
Ancient Death Doula Series
For ages 11+ these intergenerational adventures are excellent book club material to start conversations about death and dying, ancestry, and healing on multiple levels.
Magical, humorous and emotionally moving, The Death of Faefolk is the story of life after the Great Virus where death education has become essential to understanding how to love and how to live. Perfect for aspiring Death Doulas and empowering youth. A great book for youth to read in tandem with a mentor, family member or in an intergenerational book club.