Many of you are aware that we moved (back) to Colorado last month. Although Minnesota is where we grew up and where most of our family resides, the mountains continued to whisper in our ear since we left in 2014.
What does this mean for Adeste and my work as an end of life doula and hospice volunteer? It means I am officially a business entity in Colorado and can do business here, but I will continue to serve clients in Minnesota, via phone, text, and email. I am still on the volunteer list with Grace Hospice and Optage – thank you for keeping me on the team! The Covid pandemic taught us how to work remote and to make use of technology, so I will be putting that to the test.
Doula work was and always will be very ‘hands on’. However, some work can be done using Zoom, FaceTime calls, text, email, and phone calls. The role of a doula is to support, not take over. We work to empower families and caregivers to do the work as they are comfortable. We support our clients’ wishes and encourage them to live the best life they can in the time that is available.
I continue to work with clients and hospice families in Minnesota and look forward to serving new clients in Colorado. Colorado allows for Medical Aid in Dying and the use of psilocybin in therapy. There is an open air pyre in Crestone, CO for those who choose an open air cremation. Many things are different here in Colorado, and I will be finding where I can best serve the people here.
Stay tuned as the Adeste website is gets a little ‘refresh’ soon. I will be adding more services soon! In the meantime, please check out my Adeste Facebook page.