A Note From Deanna:
I believe that if you have the desire in your heart to make a difference in people's lives at the end of life and you have a good knowledge base, then you are ready to begin your journey. Each person you serve will be your greatest teacher. You will handle what unfolds within each situation as it comes, gaining confidence as you do so. It takes both knowing key pieces of information and doing the work to really feel that you are on the road with your practice. Stay always with love as your reason for serving. Stay with a curiosity and beginner's mind in every situation you find yourself in. You will do no harm if you are diligent in your own self-care, spiritual growth, and respect for others. If you remember to listen more than you talk, you will have the best chance to be a grounding presence.
If you are still in, I'm here for you. I would rather do nothing else with my time than to be your guide. They call me the "doula's doula". I love that. It would be my honor to help you get to where you want to be.