Our first breath gives us life, but our last one honors a lifetime. – Audrey Parker

Welcome to Tending the Spirit End-of-Life Doula Care. My name is Nina Guertin, I have been trained through the International End-of-Life Doula Association (INELDA), and am currently working toward INELDA Certification. 

My intention as an End-of-Life Doula is to assist the dying and their loved ones to experience death as a natural aspect of life – sometimes beautiful, sometimes messy – meeting all where they’re at and how they come. I see my role as one where I can ease fear and anxiety around death by supporting through emotional, spiritual, and practical service. 

I bring experience as an Interfaith Spiritual Director and Hospice Vigil Volunteer. I bring the experience of the loss of my parents, a brother, and three stillborn daughters. I understand the visceral reaction to death through the eyes of the child, the sibling, the parent. My motivators are Love, Compassion, and Kindness. I have been told that I bring Calm during times of fear and anxiety. I have been called to offer my life in Service; as such, I ask you: How can I be of service to you?

Whether it’s at post-diagnosis / pre-hospice, during hospice, vigil, or post-death bereavement, or through ritualizing, commemorating, or memorializing, I am here and ready to be of service. My heart has been called to do this deep work, and I look forward to supporting, educating, listening, being still, holding space. 

To begin the conversation, follow your nudge, go to the Contact page, and tell me how I can be present for you.