by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
One of the alternatives to traditional funeral plans explored in Creative Memorial Planning Facebook group is the involvement of a death doula.
I spoke with Australia-based Death Educator, Doula, Trainer, and Clinical Hypnotherapist Denise Love about how an end-of-life-doula serves families as an alternative to a traditional funeral plan.
Drop an #aha if anything in our conversation resonates with you! Ask questions freely!
Contact Denise Love to learn more about involving a death doula in your end of life plans.
I help 50+ adults and families explore earth-friendly, cost-reducing alternatives to traditional funeral plans with less or zero corporate or religious involvement and map out your personalized, meaningful, creative memorial plan.
Get the step by step journey to relief, peace of mind, huge cost savings, and satisfaction from getting your personalized creative memorial planned.
Join Creative Memorial Planning Facebook Group to catch REPLAYS from my 5-day virtual event, SUNSET SUMMIT.
Learn about alternatives to traditional funerals and end of life plans that are more gentle, comforting, cost-reducing, and planet-friendly.
SUNSET SUMMIT featured a variety of experts offering ways for transforming your Golden Chapter of life with earth-friendly, personalized, cost-reducing, and meaningful end of life services and support.
For a limited time you may watch the REPLAYS from experts who presented throughout the 5-day event.
You'll hear from death educators, transition doulas, and grief therapists. You'll gain educational information on support for caregivers, midlife wellness experts, and learn more about earth-friendly, gentler alternatives to traditional end of life planning.
SUNSET SUMMIT is ONLY available to Creative Memorial Planning Facebook Group members.
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
Using courage to do the hard stuff empowers you with more confidence and forges inner strength.
When you do what’s hard—eventually you make it to the other side of that task or situation. You know what you feel once you've faced the challenge?
You lighten up your life. You feel lighter because you’ve done what needs doing —so you have no regrets. It’s an incredibly positive feeling. I wish for you to experience it.
The way you do that is by mustering your courage to face your fear, the discomfort, the challenge or obstacle, and moving forward anyway.
Having courage doesn’t mean you don’t have fear, anxiety, or doubt.
But moving forward even when you feel afraid, nervous, or anxious is courage itself.
Once you have bravely moved forward to do the hard stuff anyway, you have created within yourself an expanded life state that will enable you to handle life’s inevitable obstacles more readily and with greater ease.
It's like Eleanor Roosevelt said about facing the worst. Once you've gotten through it you can face anything else that comes along. Because you'll have found your inner strength and capability.
This is my experience.
Speaking of facing challenges, do you know what to do about your death and why it matters that you do it?
I hope you use your courage to get your end of life plan in place now, regardless of your age or schedule. Facing this task courageously relieves not only you—but paves a much smoother path for surviving loved ones.
Do you know what to do when someone dies? Do you know how to prepare your loved ones in advance for your end of life? (Other than just doing nothing about it and/or leaving it to corporate funeral reps to handle it in their corporate custom ways at their premium prices-- with earth damaging effects?)
Why does that matter?
Watch my video above to learn more...
Join Creative Memorial Planning Facebook Group to attend my upcoming SUNSET SUMMIT, from October 26 -30, 2020.
SUNSET SUMMIT will feature thirteen fabulous experts offering ways for preparing and transforming your Golden Chapter of life by living fully and dying well! SUNSET SUMMIT will feature LIVE presentations from experts throughout the 5-day event.
You'll hear from death educators, transition doulas, grief therapists, hypnotherapists, and coaches. You'll gain educational information on support for caregivers, tips for dealing with anxiety, and wellness for midlife, as well as more earth-friendly, gentler, personalized alternatives to traditional end of life plans.
SUNSET SUMMIT will ONLY be available to Creative Memorial Planning Facebook Group members.
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
I'm super pumped to have been featured this week on the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast! This is a great podcast by my fellow entrepreneur buddy and Creative Memorial Planning Facebook Group member, Australia-based Sue Loncaric.
Her podcast episode is called CREATIVE MEMORIALS - WHAT ARE THEY? AND WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER ONE.
Check out her intro below and click the links to explore more:
"I was delighted to have a chat with Jenny Leigh Hodgins from Creative Memorial Planning to discuss the various options available to us if we are looking for an alternative to the traditional funeral. After chatting with Jenny, I had the conversation with Mike, my husband and we are both in the process of documenting our wishes. We have had previous discussions about what we wanted, however, we hadn’t documented them.
This episode was also originally published on the YouTube channel so you can also watch the video here."
HIGHLIGHTS from our chat:
Click here to listen to the podcast.
Let me know if you found the podcast to be helpful!
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🦋🌳 Book a FREE Discovery Call with me to see how I can help you explore earth-friendly🌎, cost-reducing💰💰 ALTERNATIVES to traditional funeral plans with less or -0- corporate or religious involvement— and map out your personalized, meaningful, creative memorial plan!❣️
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