Never stop learning, never stop exploring.
Read, ask questions, journal, take classes, join workshops, pray, listen.
Seek YOUR truth. And then follow it.
Wellness Centers + Providers
Chakra: An urban sanctuary for the curious and wellness-oriented offering group and 1:1 holistic healing services
Joy of Yoga: A center for healing offering yoga, meditation, sound therapy, Ayurveda, breathwork, energy medicine, and much more
Touchstone Healing Arts Center: Spiritual guidance and bodywork to support you on your healing path
Center of Sound: Sound healing — vibrational and energy medicine
Brick City Wellness: A collaborative of wellness practitioners, includes a yoga studio
Erin Duffy-Burke: Sacred Embodied Healing
Maura Kay Buccheit: Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki practitioner
Sarah Seger Mindful Living: Mindfulness Coach, Reiki Practitioner, and Meditation Guide. Visit at Chakra.
Katie Wedding: Grief coach and medium
Katy Stevener: Licensed professional counselor who specializes in grief; EMDR provider
Gifts for Peace + Comfort
Blanket of Stars Project merchandise
With the help of St. Louis meditative artist Angela L. Chostner, Amy created Blanket of Stars as tactile sacred art to comfort her clients as they transitioned from this life to the next — and then to serve as a keepsake for their loved ones who remain on Earth.
But immediately upon the project’s creation, Angela and Amy witnessed its healing potential for so many additional life scenarios that call for extra love and light including illness, anxiety, insomnia, loneliness, depression, grief, and addiction.
Really, who doesn’t need a warm, gentle embrace that reminds them that they are held, supported, and guided? This is the Blanket of Stars mission for all humans at any and all stages of life.
Fellow St. Louisans Elizabeth and Brian Schenk founded TREEBUTE in June 2020 with the mission to create a convenient and accessible way to honor loved ones while doing good for the planet.
"We believe in the power of trees. They protect, shade, shelter, clean, nourish, and heal," says Elizabeth. "Whether yours is in celebration of a life or a gift commemorating a new start, we hope your TREEBUTE brings you comfort and joy for years to come."
Give TREEBUTE as an individual or create a campaign to crowd-source funding.
Dying + Death
The Tunnel and the Light
On Death and Dying
On Grief and Grieving
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, by Sogyal Rinpoche
Barbara Karnes RN — especially her blog
I'm Dead, Now What?: Important Information About My Belongings, Business Affairs, and Wishes, by Peter Pauper Press
Advice for Future Corpses: A practical perspective on dying and death, by Sallie Tisdale
Sacred Death: 25 Tools for Caregivers, by Hemali V. Vora
Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials, by Lucinda Herring
Death Doula info:
Funeral industry info:
Let Your Love Grow: THE truly green burial method.
Green Burial Council
Changing Landscapes: Exploring the growth of ethical, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable green funeral practices, by Lee Webster
Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death, by Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson
Your Soul’s Plan
Many Lives, Many Masters
Messages from the Masters
Other Lives, Other Selves, by Roger Woolger PhD
My Stroke of Insight
Dancing on a Stamp, by Garnet Schulhauser
Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe
The Light Between Us: Stories from Heaven, Lessons for the Living
Proof of Heaven
Living in a Mindful Universe
Reinventing Medicine, by Larry Dossey, MD
The Checklist Manifesto
Anatomy of an Illness
How This End-of-Life Doula Helps People Have a More Meaningful — and Beautiful — Death, by Eileen Finan, People Magazine
How to Make a Caregiving Plan (So It’s Ready When You Need It), by Lynya Floyd, The New York Times
End-of-life doulas are working to make conversations about death easier, Morning Edition, NPR
How End-of-Life Doulas Help Ease the Final Transition, by Virginia Chang, Scientific American
'Death Doulas' Provide Aid at the End of Life, by Abby Ellin, The New York Times
Death Doulas Provide End-Of-Life Support, by Robin L. Flanigan, AARP
Wisdom Isn't What You Think It Is, by David Brooks, The New York Times
Meet the Nun Who Wants You to Remember You Will Die, by Ruth Graham, The New York Times
The Future of Death is Female, by Alyse Gray
The Secret to Happiness? Thinking about death, by Michael Easter, Outside
‘Being the Smoke’: One Man’s Choice to Be Cremated Under the Open Sky, by Ruth Graham
My Mother's Last Lesson, by Katherine A. Sherbrooke
Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu
The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran
Florence Scovel Shinn
The Way of the Rose, by Clark Strand & Perdita Finn
Anatomy of the Spirit
Invisible Acts of Power
Entering The Castle
The Four Agreements
The Book of the Hopi, by Frank Waters
Animal Speak, Ted Andrews
The Medicine Way
Raise Your Vibration
Start and maintain your own journal
Start every day with gratitude
Stop scrolling social media and the internet in general
Stop consuming "the news"
DailyOm and DailyGood: Daily emails, class offerings, and other inspiring content
Elizabeth Peru: Her Daily Tip-Off is pure magic
A Year of Positive Thinking, by Cyndie Spiegel: Daily tool for intention setting
365 Tao: Daily tool for intention setting
Insight Timer: Amazing totally free app with endless meditations, music, classes
The Shift Network: Classes and other resources
Mooji: Meditations and contemplations
The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams
Reiki, by Cleveland Clinic Wellness
What are the benefits of Reiki, and does it work?, Healthline.com
All About Reiki: How this type of energy healing works and its health benefits, by Lauren Bedosky and medically reviewed by Justin Laube MD of Everyday Health
Reiki Can't Possibly Work. So Why Does It?, by Jordan Kisner in The Atlantic