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By Marggie Hatala | November 13, 2020

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 Dear Wise Living, My mother has been chronically ill with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) for…

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Doulagivers of Door County WI Has a New Name!

By Marggie Hatala | July 30, 2020

I’m excited to announce that Doulagivers of Door County WI is no longer…..but the services continue!

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The Voice Within Us

The Voice Within Us

By Marggie Hatala | March 10, 2020

Hearing the words Inner Life evokes our own personal image of what that means. For each of us this image is unique and a composite of our upbringing, life experiences, culture, even our own personality. Our Inner Life is our spirit…our uniqueness….our connection to more than our body and outer life. Our Inner life is…

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Walking Through Aging into End of Life:
The Support that a Life Doula Offers

By Marggie Hatala | January 11, 2020

Don’t let the word doula throw you off, that is a term most people associate with the birthing process. Doulas have supported pregnant women for generations, sharing this very special part of life with the expectant mother, as they offer suggestions and reassurance, support them with knowledgeable guidance, and assist them through the labor and…

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What in the world is grace?

By Marggie Hatala | December 4, 2019

Merely speaking the word grace, I find myself breathing more deeply. I feel my focus settling inward rather than on the many concerns of my life. With these, peace bubbles up from somewhere beyond my conscious mind. Did I invite grace just by speaking its name? Or did I embrace what was already given but…

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Grieving from Loss to Transformation

By Marggie Hatala | November 5, 2019

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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When is Reflective Writing a Healing Tool?

By Marggie Hatala | October 3, 2019

Keeping a journal has long been a coveted personal practice, those that have adopted this feel as though it is their special me time each day. There are many types of journals and suggested topics that create their own practices, such as a daily Joy Journal or a Gratitude Journal used to count the many…

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What do you say to someone that is dying?

By Marggie Hatala | September 4, 2019

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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Joy in living, joie de vivre….living joyfully. How can we create this attitude?

By Marggie Hatala | July 30, 2019

A feeling of happiness or excitement about life is the usual meaning for the term joie de vivre, although not a literal translation from the French. This is something that I believe most of us strive for in our lives as we invest a great deal of our attention towards creating joy each day.

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Person Centered Care….Mindfulness Training….Spiritual Presence….What are the Differences?

By Marggie Hatala | July 18, 2019

As a professional with years spent giving of myself, it was only when I learned to become totally present to my client that I found that I was energized by a depth of spiritual nourishment. In a recent review of my newest book, Life as a Prayer, I was pleased to see this recognized and…

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