Death is not the opposite of life but part of it...
- Haruki Murakami
My friend Vanya is launching her death Doula services! She is a wonderful human. Check out her website.
This is such a needed service. You will help many. Thank you.
Vanya, thank you for your openness to proceed together. Home funerals are not easy and thank you for your ability to bring the resources together.
Vanya, it was such a blessing having you there with my dad. Your communication with me and always keeping me up to date was so important. Knowing you always had eyes on him made this much easier.
I have known Vanya personally and professionally for over 25 years and I can say she is ideal for this role. Her caring heart and logical mind are the perfect combination for offering support to everyone involved. She will give 100% to ensure comfort, safety and trust are always present. She will be a gift to those in need of her services.
We had a wonderful working relationship with Vanya. It started with my mother's condition requiring us to bring in some supplemental support to work alongside the at home hospice care team. From moment one Vanya understood that role most importantly how to function effectively in it. What truly stood out in working with Vanya was her authenticity and her understanding of the need and her ability to establish a relationship with my mom. The focus on the relationship not only on the physical but the emotional and spiritual well-being. Simply stated I don't know how you could find someone that could perform better in the End of Life Doula role than Vanya Rickmeyer. She will forever hold a very special spot in our hearts.