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Francesca Lynn Arnoldy and The Death Doula’s Guide to Living Fully and Dying Prepared

January 10, 2024

We have all heard the saying, there are only two certainties in life. Today, we’re not going to be discussing taxes. The medical profession spends its efforts delaying physical decline and death.

In this practical episode, the host, Mike Sacopulos speaks with Francesca Lynn Arnoldy.

Francesca is a doula and educator as well as the author of numerous death lit books. She is a researcher with the Vermont Conversation Lab, and she was the original course developer of the University of Vermont's End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Programs.

Arnoldy’s more recent book is, The Death Doula's Guide to Living Fully and Dying Prepared: An Essential Workbook to Help You Reflect Back, Plan Ahead, and Find Peace on Your Journey .

Part how-to, part journal, this comprehensive guide will help you:

  • Open to death wellness

  • Explore what feels unfinished and undiscovered.

  • Develop healthy responses to intense emotions.

  • Create meaningful remembrance projects.

  • Clarify the values and requests you want honored.

This immersive publication provides personal stories, professional anecdotes, and practical exercises throughout with sensitivity to all belief systems, cultures, identities, and histories of lived experience, inviting each reader to change and customize as needed to ensure alignment.

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