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May 9, 2017 Nicolette 22 comments

    I found these beautiful words a while ago. I do not know the source of where they came from but I think they have been distilled from this poem “Life is like a train ride” by John A Passaro I love what the analogy expresses about life and death and wanted to share…

May 9, 2017 Nicolette 2 comments

I was scrolling through Instagram the other day and I came across this story. It was in relation to birth but I could see the parallels to our experiences of death and dying and how an End of life Doula can be a valuable support.

May 3, 2017 Nicolette 7 comments

              Earlier this year I took the opportunity to attend the Compassionate Communities Symposium in Sydney. It was a jam-packed 2-day event from which I learnt so much. I learnt what a Compassionate Community is and how it can be of benefit. I also realised how my role as…

February 5, 2017 Nicolette 4 comments

                A recent study revealed that most of our population have not even considered their funeral and what their wishes would be. It is almost always something that is not considered until the last minute or until the actual death has occurred. People are then not emotionally or…

February 1, 2017 Nicolette 4 comments

Planning for the end part of our life is something which can be daunting and overwhelming so it generally gets put aside for another time; the right time. But there never is a right time and it usually only gets considered when a crisis occurs in our life. This can then make the process even…

January 19, 2017 Nicolette 2 comments

Are you the sort of person who knows that you need, to get your Estate Planning sorted, but you do not know where to start or what forms you need to fill out? Has it been on your to-do-list forever and keeps getting shuffled to the bottom of the pile? Life is too busy and you will…

May 7, 2012 Nicolette 2 comments

I recently attended a Palliative Care information day at my local hospital. It was pitched at Healthcare Professionals who work in hospitals and aged care facilities. It was a very informative day and dispelled many of my misconceptions as to what palliative care is and what it offers.

May 1, 2012 Nicolette No comments exist

I recently had the opportunity to visit my local crematorium. The tour and the guide were very informative and we were given an extensive experience of what happens after the funeral. We were shown the process of how the coffin is placed in the furnace and then how the various levels of burning, collecting and handling of…

October 4, 2011 Nicolette No comments exist

Last week I went to a fantastic presentation by Bruce Rumbold OAM at the Cancer Council  He gave the historical perspectives of death in our culture and talked about where we are now in how we are  dealing with death in our society. He then discussed how to start having community conversations around death, dying and grief  in…