Anne-Marie’s work is inspired by her ancestral research in her Irish Celtic and Finnish Sámi (indigenous Finno-Ugric) roots which shows up in all of her writing. She draws from her work as a death doula, a nurse assistant, life-long meditator, Reiki Master Teacher and mother of three. She is a certified Feeding Your Demons facilitator, Life Cycle Celebrant (certificate in funerals) and trained Home Funeral Guide. She lives in the Northeast Kindgom of Vermont where she practices magic, community deathcare, trains her Siberian Husky and delights in her family’s love.
After two decades of professional event coordination for weddings, fashion shows, concerts, festivals and conferences, Anne-Marie halted everything to work with the elderly. Propelled by her work with the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers and her love of an elderly homeless man, she became a Hospice volunteer in 2013. She continued her path of care as a licensed nurse assistant from 2013-2016 and worked with the elderly in residential care and as a private duty nurse. She was the only full time over-night “nurse” and cared for a home of 12 elderly residents. During this time she was also the director of Meals on Wheels in the capitol of Vermont and studied community herbalism.
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Enticingly spiritual in nature, and grounded by practical prompts for recording the details and story of your life, Growth Rings will open you to a world not commonly explored. Through contemplations involving trees, and encouragement to learn about your mind while wandering through forests, Growth Rings reminds us that we are only on this planet for a short time, and we should prepare for our own future deaths while truly living in the preciousness of our daily activities. Delve into ancestral studies and record your ancestral tree, explore the forest of your mind, journal about the times Before You, Of You, and After You, and consider the form of disposition that suits you best at the end of your well-lived life.