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Filling The Gaps

Filling The Gaps

As a doula, you should be paying close attention to what is going on with your client families as the patient goes through their transition. The concerns they have can only be addressed if someone knows what those concerns are.
Starting The Conversation

Starting The Conversation

Some cultures talk about how everyone needs a “third place” in their life. Home is your first place, work is the second. Your third place might be a local bar, an intramural baseball team, a book club, or a quilting circle.
Doula Identity

Doula Identity

No matter how you choose to identify, the perspective you bring to the IDLM community is valued. Every different skill set, every different point of view, adds to our community and increases the types of information and support we are able to give each other and our clients.
Starting The Conversation

Starting The Conversation

If you’re reading this blog you are probably already a part of the Death Positive movement, or at the very least, you would consider yourself death-curious. From a certain point of view, death as a conversation topic shouldn’t seem unusual at all. People have been dying for as long as…
Caring For the Caretakers

Caring For the Caretakers

We all know the importance of self care. Part of client care is making sure that the people who are caring for their loved ones have the time and the opportunity to care for themselves as well, whether that means getting away for an afternoon to do some shopping or…
Compassion VS Empathy

Compassion VS Empathy

Compassion is something you can feel for anyone. It doesn’t matter if you have suffered the same type of tragedy as they have, or if you come from a similar background, or even if you speak the same language. It doesn’t matter if you’ve known them for years, or if…
Community Spirit

Community Spirit

Whether we are all in the same room, or connecting from opposite sides of the globe, we are grateful for every member of our IDLM community. Here’s hoping that as we move forward we can all continue to support one another at home, online, and in the communities that we…
Looking Ahead Together

Looking Ahead Together

Here we are at the beginning of another calendar year. You made it! This is a great time to shake offwhatever you can from 2023 and move forward with a clean slate. New goals, new plans, newresolutions.There’s something really nice about turning your attention forward, letting the past fall away…
Celebrating Each Other

Celebrating Each Other

Seeing how much our community has continued to grow over the past year has been incredible. And what that tells us, at the end of the day, is that there is a real passion for the work that we do and a real need for it.
Prioritizing Self Care

Prioritizing Self Care

If you really love what you’re doing, you may think you don’t need a break. Take one anyway, even just a few minutes every day. This work will fill your heart, but it will deplete your energy. And getting away for a little while lets you come back with new…
Time & Energy

Time & Energy

Every aspect of life that requires you to show up is going to demand two major resources: time and energy. Whether the challenge is raising a family, maintaining a career, going back to school to gain new skills, or just indulging in a hobby that enriches your spirit—if you don’t…
Setting Business Goals

Setting Business Goals

It may not be easy and it may not end up being exactly like you thought it would be, but if you want it and you put in the work and the time, you can absolutely have a financially successful doula practice.