A Shared Vision for a Positive End of Life Experience

 Blog published by NFDA.org Written by Marggie Hatala, RN, CEOLD 1/15/2021 I opened my emails as I began my day. I noticed an unfamiliar email address, and quickly scanned it to find a community member reaching out, looking for guidance about how to navigate the difficult waters of her mother’s terminal disease. Not asking for…

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Midday with Marggie and Dave: A Free Monthly Webinar

  https://www.eventbrite.com/D/online/midday-with-marggie-and-dave Join our monthly, online webinar and enjoy timely information with action points to help us move towards health and wellness. Each webinar is free, and offered online at 11AM CST. January 19th  Exercise as Medicine February 16th Introduction to Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction March 16th Taking a Deeper Dive into Stress Management April 20th…

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Marggie Hatala, Life Doula, Podcast Interview

As Marggie Hatala began her independent work with those facing serious illness and end of life, she began as an “End of Life Consultant”. Listen to this 2015 podcast interview by Going Home with Tony, to better understand the very sacred and meaningful work she offers. https://www.blogtalkradio.com/goinghomewithtony/2015/07/30/end-of-life-issues-made-easier-with-marggie-hatala?fbclid=IwAR0-WDqscQNe0pHn9et2bNPLG6z5bA_hduXdafejqPc2PDWYm4NIUksPgWc  

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Life Doula Support Reduces Intensity and Anxiety for Families The following content appeared in the Press Times’ Wise Living column on Friday, October 30. The Press Times is a Green Bay area publication that runs weekly. Visit their website at https://gopresstimes.com/contact-us/ Dear Wise Living, My mother has been chronically ill with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) for…

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Grieving from Loss to Transformation

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Grief….I bet the first thing you think of is the death of someone close to you. Images of painful sorrow, struggling to adapt your life without this person, tears and difficulty moving on could flood your mind. While this is very often true, grief also wears many other faces and responses in our world. We…

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What do you say to someone that is dying?

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Our usual greeting to others is “How are you?” With that asked, who really expects an answer other than “fine”? I still find myself habitually asking that question of those that are facing terminal illness, but I quickly recognize my error and backtrack. I immediately realize what a foolish question for my friend or client…

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