Experiencing a life-limiting diagnosis or an unexpected death profoundly alters your world and impacts those you cherish.

I'm Mel, your advocate for compassionate care at the end-of-life.

As your death doula, I work with you to give you and your loved ones the death, memorial, and legacy that best reflects acts of loving connection. I also help families who are experiencing an "unexpected death" navigate their choices of body disposition, memorial planning, and lasting legacies of love.

Client Testimonials

With Mel’s guidance, my brothers and I were able to have the discussions we were afraid to have because we were afraid that asking personal questions may upset him. Instead, my father was relieved to be able to discuss with us what he wanted for his memorial service.
Geneva
I can’t thank Mel enough for the gift she gave me in being able to have that last beautiful experience with my aunt. I will never forget the connection and deep love I felt being able to share memories and feelings with her. I’m incredibly grateful to Mel for giving me peace and acceptance of my aunt’s journey to the other side.
Joyce
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Mel’s expertise, compassion, and dedication to ensuring a peaceful and dignified transition of my loved ones. Mel has left an indelible mark on my heart. I recommend Mel to anyone seeking support during the dying process.
Julie

EVENTS

OC DEATH CAFE

THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 
4:30-6 PM (PT)

What is a Death Cafe? Find out more on the Resources page 

NCCSD IN-PERSON DEATH CAFE

THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 
1-2:30 PM 

SAN DIEGO VIRTUAL DEATH CAFE

THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 
6:30-8 PM (PT)

San Diego Pride Festival

July 20 and 21,2024

Services

CONSULTATION

Discuss what your needs are and how I can help you.

CROSSOVER PLAN

Plan your transition environment as you crossover from life to death.

CELEBRATION PLAN

Customize your memorial service.

COMMUNICATION PLAN

Communicate your memories of shared experiences of love.

"We all have to find our own ways to say goodbye."

- Sherman Alexie

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