CORONAVIRUS — WHO Knows Best — Kids Do!

James Kid Wisdom, Life Lessons 1 Comment

The coronavirus is a great subject when it comes to talking about both fear and death.  Currently, it is the lead topic in the news and also the number one trending subject on YouTube.  Most of the information you will find is largely scientific rambling or fear and hype being promoted as news.  At GoGracefully we are always trying to …

Dying? Five Things to Know

James Life Lessons, Living Wills 1 Comment

If you or someone you love is dying, here are five things to know. As a certified death doula, I have had a lot of experience helping folks die and get ready to die. What follows are five important things to help ease the dying process. Remember, we are all dying. As you review these five things to know about …

12 Year Old Daughter’s Rite of Passage

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Dear Sweet Child, Mom says she is gathering the women in your life to celebrate an important rite of passage. I trust your new maturity is women’s work, but I too, want to be a part of this important time in your life. I hope you will benefit from having a man’s perspective on womanhood as well as the views of …

What am I dying of Is Not The question to Ask

James Hospitalization, Life Lessons, Living Wills 3 Comments

Congratulations on finding this website!  What you are about to discover will change your life and your death. This unique approach to end of life planning was born on December 30th 2016, the day my sister died. Jennifer was only 50 years old when she passed.  Like others at that age, she didn’t think much about dying, nor did she plan for it.  On the other …