Death By Design

1/30/2020

Camp Widow - Michele Neff Hernandez

Season 3, Ep. 18
Michele Neff Hernandezis the founder, and Executive Director of Soaring Spirits International / Camp Widow. Ms. Neff Hernandez has been featured on numerous local, national, and International broadcasts for her work with Soaring Spirits, and the widowed community. Michele also inspires people as a motivational speaker, freelance writer, and is a member of the Bereavement Training Team for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Michele has contributed to over 100 different websites, blogs, and publications for single project work.Camp Widow®is a unique and incredible experience. During the course of a weekend this program provides both practical tools and relevant resources for widowed persons rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of the death of a spouse or partner.But the most important thing thatCamp Widow®provides to the widowed people who attend is an in-person community of others who are making their way through widowhood one day at a time. Campers come from all over the country, and around the world, to meet other widowed people face to face, and to experience the camaraderie that this event creates.You might imagine these gatherings are morose, but you will find that the truth is quite the contrary.Among peers, lifted up by understanding, and validated in the uniqueness of every person’s unique grief recovery…the mood atCamp Widow®if hopeful, positive, and uplifting.We hold threeCamp Widow®events each year, two in the United States and one in Canada. Full details, and dates for each event, can be found atwww.campwidow.org.
10/24/2019

Francesca Arnoldy

Season 3, Ep. 13
Francesca Arnoldy, UVM alumna and longtime birth worker, is the course developer, facilitator, and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine's End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program.She is author ofCultivating the Doula Heart: The Essentials of Compassionate Careand leads in-person workshops about doula approaches and end-of-life wishes. Her goal is to encourage people to hold one another's hands through life'sintensities and sacred rites of passage. She recently founded Contemplative Doula as a resource to help people to prepare for birth, death, and lifewith the doula heart.Francesca lives in quaint Hinesburg, VT with her family in a most idyllicvillage.Bio:Francesca Arnoldy, UVM alumna and longtime birth worker, is the course developer and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine's End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. She is the author ofCultivating the Doula Heart: Essentials of Compassionate Care,and she regularly leads in-person workshops about doula approaches and end-of-life wishes. She works collaboratively with her local hospice and palliative care teams. Her goal is to encourage people to hold one another's hands through life's intensities and sacred rites of passage. Francesca lives in quaint Hinesburg, VT with her family in a most beloved village.Francesca can be found contemplating birth, death, and lifewith the doula heart on her websitecontemplativedoula.com.Contemplative Doula:https://contemplativedoula.com/Cultivating the Doula Heart (guidebook):https://www.amazon.com/Cultivating-Doula-Heart-Essentials-Compassionate/dp/1732780609UVM End-of-Life Doula Training Program:https://learn.uvm.edu/program/end-of-life-doula-certificate/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/contemplativedoulaYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBqZMIDYIhkHc7nbya74SzATwitter: @DoulaFrancesca