Organically grown from attending numerous funerals as a child, visiting elderly in nursing homes with her Mom, having an NDE (near death experience), volunteering for hospice, then becoming a certified End of Life Doula (Death Doula). To support her passion of providing comfort to the dying, Rita became a certified Reiki Master, Holistic Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor. As an end of life doula she works in conjunction with palliative and Hospice care teams.
Rita is a passionate and worldly human with decades of knowledge from hands on experience and travel. What makes Rita stand out from most other end of life doulas are her additional credentials with decades of specified experience.
Rita’s background of certifications gives her the opportunity to assist making her client's end of life transition better than expected. Rita is very familiar with the holistic non-medical side of being a death doula complimented with the medicinal benefits of Hospice.
Being a lady with a passion of living life to the fullest is what inspired Rita’s holistic journey receiving her first Reiki certification in 2009. Rita meanders through life with her heart on her sleeve, ready for a deep meaningful experience with a stranger, friend, client or anyone who can be open during vulnerable times.
Understanding the importance of comforting the dying and supporting the grieving family is one of Rita’s many qualities. She has many real experiences, which has given her great comprehension of the different stages of life. Having served numerous end of life clients, it is safe to say, Rita has seen it all (or most of it)!
Overall, Rita has been a perfect fit for every one of her clients. Each person has their own story. Rita is a great death doula because she believes we should not just endure life, but rather enjoy life to the end. With Rita’s certified practices, she makes every client's transition as peaceful and comforting as possible!
~Cicely Saunders, Hospice Pioneer