Mortal Musings

Valerie talks to Andrea North, an aspiring pet death doola.  Andrea understands pets are truly apart of the family and the loss of a pet can be just as painful as any loved one. She provides how pet owners can care for their pets during their final moments including:in-home euthenasia, pet cremation and burial as […]

Valerie is joined by the co-creators of the Death Deck, Lisa Pahl and Lori LoCicero.  They discuss how the game came about and it’s purpose to get people to open up about their thoughts on death.  Plus details some of the other projects Lisa and Lori are involved with that promote mental health, and PTSD […]

Valerie is joined by licensed social worker and award winning author Susan Hannifin-MacNab. Her book, The A 2 Z Healling Toolbox, is a practical guide to dealing with grief.  Val and Susan touch on some of the ways to heal as well as different types of therapy people who are greiving.  Hannifin-MacNab is also invovled […]

Valerie is joined by fellow end of life doula Gabrielle Jimenez, who discusses her journey and experience in palliative care.  Jimenez didn’t start her professional career in hospice care until  taking care of a loved one in their final moments.  Since then she has written a book about hospice care and even started a podcast.

  Welcome to Mortal Musings with host, Valerie Armand! On tonight’s show Valerie is joined by guests Kelly Donlan and Maggie Sewell with Peristyle Residences. They discuss options available when considering long term care placement,  specifically the often overlooked Residential Care Home setting.

Mortal Musings with host Valerie Armand pulls up a chair at a death cafe with hotstesses Denise Reed in Texas and Carole Mahood from New Zealand. They explain these death cafes and their purpose.

Valerie is joined by fellow end of life dula and Family Nurse Practitioner Raquel McCorvey on her new business as a MIDEO provider.  The two bust myths about HOSPICE care, the possibilities you have for your end of life plan and much more.  

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