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Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence

with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.

                                                                                                                 - Rainer Maria Rilke

I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a friend.  My family is the centre of my universe.

 

I find comfort in spending time with my favourite people.  Cooking for my family and friends feeds me.  I am fuelled by being in nature - hiking, biking, swimming, skiing - my moving meditation.  

I feel as though my life up until this point, both personal and professional, has led me perfectly here - to a place where I can gently encourage people to talk about death.  These conversation include what makes life worth living, core values, and future health care wishes - it's all about and how people want to live, right up until the end.   

 

It is my hope to reduce suffering at end of life through education, thoughtful planning, and by encouraging people to find meaning and connection.  

Learn more about Tracy in a conversation with Sheryl Mackay on CBC's North by Northwest (June 2021)

CBC - Tracy Chalmers, End of Life Doula
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