Serendipitous • Colorful • Unexpected
Alua Arthur is a woman with incredible energy. She works as a death doula supporting people through end of life planning and her fierce love of life stems from her respect, acceptance, and reverence towards death. Truly, her story is one unlike any other.
After a decade of practicing law, Alua felt unfulfilled and lost in her own life. Falling into a deep, clinical depression. First, she took a leave of absence and traveled to Cuba. Then, she experienced a true transformation and discovered a universal truth. We are people who are all going to die, eventually. Death is the one thing that’s certain in life, yet we are often afraid to talk about dying!
Becoming a Death Doula
Finally, after a deep realization about what it means to talk about it, Alua began her practice as a death doula. Today, she focuses on what the transition might look like and how to deal with the aftermath. She, beautifully, emphasizes the need for a circle of support throughout the dying process. Therefore, she offers non-medical care and support to the dying and their families. Alua serves everyone from those who are just beginning to think about the dying process to people who are very ill and know their transition is near. Her services cover everything from the logistics of financial planning to grief support after death. Beautifully, this is an all-encompassing support and something everyone deeply needs.
As she began to effectively provide support and guidance to those in their most vulnerable time, Alua uncovered her truest self. For Alua, embracing death is the only way to truly live. Her infectious energy acts as a beacon for those who call upon her for end-of-life planning and support.
Bask in Alua’s Glow
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a death doula, Alua offers an amazing program. You’ll find details on the Death Doula Training Program here.
- Death is inevitable. Truly accepting this can enrich your lifes experiences.
- Talking about practical things brings about deeper questions and conversations.
- Giving yourself permission to be human is real self-care.
Alua proudly supports Little Angels Trust. The organization provides support for critically and terminally ill children and their families. Little Angels Trust offers financial support to ease the cost burden of medical treatments through community fundraiser events. We ask you to learn more about this organization through their website.
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