Let's visit about MortaliTea...

...because living & dying matter...

Deah Kinion, Certified End-of-Life Doula

All are welcome to the FREE quarterly gathering starting in January 2020
Watch for online meeting opportunities





We’re mortal, let’s talk about it, maybe with a nice cuppa tea. Because living & dying matter. MortaliTea is a resource for increasing awareness & discussion of our mortal lives, & is created by Deah Kinion, Certified End of Life Doula (CEOLD). We facilitate conversations, with people of all ages, to reduce the stigma, fear, & avoidance associated with death. Embracing our mortality, we may increase its transformative power to cultivate love, forgiveness, gratitude and compassion in our daily lives. Deah Kinion is a Certified End of Life Doula, a relatively new, and ancient, offering of presence to the dying.  EOLD services offer family centered, non-medical, holistic care, advocacy and support for the dying and their loved ones.  Deah offers mortality planning/resources, a holistic approach for a peaceful death, vigil/bedside comfort, legacy planning, and much more. Deah is trained and certified by The Doulagivers® Certified End-Of-Life Doula Training which contains the Approved NEDA (National End of Life Doula Alliance) Core Competencies. Deah Kinion also passed the NEDA exam and was awarded a Proficiency Badge which signifies that a Scope of Practice, Code of Ethics, and Core Competencies  have been met. Deah offers an objective and compassionate presence for the individual during their dying experience. 


During this difficult & challenging time of COVID-19 I encourage you to follow my FACEBOOK page for many informative & supportive links to stay connected. Thanks!

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Services offered:

  • Mortality educator/planning
  • Holistic approach to a peaceful death
  • Vigil/bedside comfort
  • Support for individual and loved ones
  • Legacy planning
  • Resources/choices
  • Advocate for green burial
  • Gatherings for conversations

Besides her training as an EOLD, Deah Kinion is a licensed acupuncturist in practice for over 30 years. She presents on a variety of topics of self-care and Chinese medicine. Deah is a cancer survivor and a regular speaker at Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center. Her first hospice volunteer training was in Virginia and Ely, MN, in 2003. She is currently a hospice volunteer in Rochester. Deah attended MN Threshold Network gatherings in the Twin Cities until 2014 when she, and others, co-founded the SE MN Threshold Network in Rochester. Deah is a member of NEDA, is NEDA Proficient & has received the NEDA badge. Hospice and palliative care are immensely valuable and can work together with an EOLD, also called a Death Doula or Death Midwife. Call for more information. Please visit our Facebook page for additional resources and activities.

              Events     

Doulas, Dying, & Transformation

Sat Sept 12, 2020

10 AM - 11:30 AM  FREE, all welcome

Kung Fu Tea, 1006 N. Broadway, Rochester, MN


Come share ideas on comfort, care, & honor for our loved ones. Meet & visit with end of life Doulas in Rochester. Hear about efforts to find meaning, & possible transformation, as we navigate challenging times.

Mortality; Let's Talk about it

Mon Oct 26th, 6:30 PM  2020

Rochester Community Education

Register HERE
Rochester, MN

Deah offers this class to discuss our Mortality and all things related. Do you know about water cremation? green burial? home funerals? what are your choices? what is the Death Positive movement? What do I need to know? Bring your questions & experiences!


Live Green/Leave Green
Wed Nov 11th, 6:30 pm

Rochester Community Education
Rochester, MN

REGISTER HERE*

Your respect for nature and the environment doesn’t have to die with you. Discover components of a green burial, natural cemeteries and why it matters. More and more choices are available as baby-boomers blaze a trail in the new dying movement. MN families now have increased choices. Discover alternatives to the commercial funeral, and how to care for loved ones with an open heart and minimal environmental impact.

What is an End of Life Doula?

Mon Nov 16, 6:30 PM  2020

Rochester Community Education
Rochester, MN

REGISTER HERE


What type of support is needed at end of life? What are the three phases of dying? How might I prepare for end of life for myself and my loved ones? Come to find answers and learn more about the death "positive" movement. Cost $12.


National Healthcare Decision Day (PS - ANY & EVERY day is a good day to have the conversation!)

Annually April 16 Taxes & Death!

This is a national day of observance exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. During this unprecedented & strange time of the COVID-19 pandemic it is also a perfect time for conversations about end of life! We  encourage everyone to visit the website & other resources to have conversations & fill our paperwork for these important decisions. See more on our Resources page.

Live Green/Leave Green

Mon. March 16th, 6:30 PM  2020

Rochester Community Education
Rochester, MN REGISTER HERE

Your respect for nature and the environment doesn’t have to die with you. Discover components of a green burial, natural cemeteries and why it matters. More and more choices are available as baby-boomers blaze a trail in the new dying movement. MN families now have increased choices. Discover alternatives to the commercial funeral, and how to care for loved ones with an open heart and minimal environmental impact.

Mortality; Let's Talk about it

Wed. March 4th, 6:30 PM 2020

Rochester Community Education Register HERE
Rochester, MN

Deah offers this class to discuss our Mortality and all things related. Do you know about water cremation? green burial? home funerals? what are your choices? what is the Death Positive movement? What do I need to know? Bring your questions & experiences!

Saturday January 18, 12:30 PM  2020

at People's Food Co-op, dining area, 519 1st Ave SW,
Rochester, MN

Deah offers the 1st of a series of monthly gatherings to discuss our Mortality and all things related. FREE, all welcome! Do you know about water cremation? green burial? home funerals? what are your choices? what is the Death Positive movement? What do I need to know? Bring your questions & experiences! Happy New Year! Let's do this! Live green/Leave green!

November 2019

November brings a wide variety of events as part of the 2nd annual community collaboration called Community Reflections on Living & Dying. This month of activities helps facilitate conversations and support national Hospice & Palliative Care month, Day of the Dead, Veterans Day, Eye Donation month and Thanksgiving - 'carve out' time to talk with your friends & family! Click on the image/link for a full schedule of events.

What is an End of Life Doula?

Mon. June 1, 6:30 PM

Rochester Community Education
Rochester, MN REGISTER HERE


What type of support is needed at end of life? What are the three phases of dying? How might I prepare for end of life for myself and my loved ones? Come to find answers and learn more about the death "positive" movement. Cost $12.


Deah offers 2 classes through Rochester Adult Community Education

Wednesday November 13, 6:30 PM LIVE GREEN, LEAVE GREEN.

Your respect for nature and the environment doesn’t have to die with you. Discover components of a green burial, natural cemeteries and why it matters. More and more choices are available as baby-boomers blaze a trail in the new dying movement. MN families now have increased choices since legislation was passed in 2010. Discover alternatives to the commercial funeral, and how to care for loved ones with an open heart and minimal environmental impact. Cosponsored with Lowertown Neighborhood.Cost $8.

SIGN UP HERE.


Monday November 18, 6:30 PM WHAT IS AN END OF LIFE DOULA?

What type of support is needed at end of life? What are the three phases of dying? How might I prepare for end of life for myself and my loved ones? Come to find answers and learn more about the death "positive" movement. Cost $12.

SIGN UP HERE.


SE MN THRESHOLD NETWORK presents:

THE NEWLY-DEAD game & monthly gathering.FREE!

Tues. November 19, 6:30 PM     2019
at 125 LIVE., 125 Elton Hills Drive NE, Rochester

SE MN Threshold Network will host it's monthly meeting and share the fun inviting you to play The Newly-Dead Game, created by Gail Rubin, CT, author & Doyenne of Death, at A Good Goodbye.

FREE! PRIZES! FUN! CONVERSATION!
Bring your spouse, BFF, partner, family, friends! Or solo!
You’ve heard of the Newly-Wed game, well, try this for a twist. Share the laughs! And the smarts! What do you know about end-of-life?




Resources

Here are links for additional information. Thank you for your interest!


Conversation Starters


MN Threshold Network Planning & Resources



Green Burial



National Home Funeral Alliance