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Sacred passage: Addressing fears, guiding transitions

Walker is not a traditional doula, an ancient Greek term that was popularized in the 1960s to mean women helping women before, during and after labor. Walker, an end-of-life doula, guides the dying toward their spiritual rebirth. “An end-of-life doula assists in the transition after death,” Walker says, her English accent permeating like a balm. “Instead of the soul entering into the physical world at birth, we help people transition from the physical world into the spiritual realm. “Obviously, people have their own way of looking at life and their own spirituality,” says Walker, a convert to Judaism who attends Bonai Shalom and Nevei Kodesh. “I think that the soul comes into the body at birth. Toward the end of life, people are letting go […]
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