Death Doula serving Boulder county + Counseling grad student + hospice volunteer. Writer. Artist. Twin + 1 Mom. Sober. Prior: 10+ years in startups. She/her.

Boulder, CO
Joined December 2008
TIL that it is foundering, not floundering. For the past 40 years I thought I was floundering on shore. My apologies.
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"Even if your advice is new, and useful, the likelihood of your client's actually following it is rather small. People don't, as a rule, follow other people's advice."
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"True love and prayer are learned in the hour when love becomes impossible and the heart is turned to stone." - Thomas Merton
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"What I don't look at can't hurt me." - the strategy of the ostrich according to @JackKornfield Well, that's relatable.
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The further I get from startups, the more I believe that abject selfishness is really the root of its struggles.
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And just to be clear, I include myself in this. So many of my struggles in startup culture were because of my selfishness. I think the challenge is the culture is structured in a way that reemphasizes this fact again and again and again.
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There amount of time, effort, and celebration invested in being seen doing things, feeds a vicious cycle and I think ultimately overtakes the actual doing of things that contribute to the common good.
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Does ranting on twitter count as studying? Obv this tweet is totally unrelated ot anything else I've posted today.
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TIL that as grief is considered a Z diagnosis in the DSM 5, it is not covered under most third-party plans----- INSURANCE WON'T COVER GRIEF THERAPY UNTIL THAT GRIEF FESTERS SO LONG IN YOU AS TO GET A DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY DIAGNOSIS.
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I don't know if I should not be surprised, be filled with rage, or just cry in a corner. Also, how did this escape me for so long?
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And if you think, eh, grief is not that bad-- consider all the evidence that repressed grief leads to suicide, anxiety, depression, and addiction!
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And for all my die-hard private payer, capitalist at all costs friends: this makes no fiscal sense.
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The US spent over $1 trillion on mental health care just last year. Imagine if just 1% of that care was related to grief. That's $10 million dollars.
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Somatic therapy practice is fucking amazing. This is both a personal experience and research statement.
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Sarah Jane Coffey retweeted
Still job hunting for a content or comms role, full-time/in-house/remote. Please DM me if something comes to mind or if I can be helpful with your own search.
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Friends: my death doula training is complete and I am now available to serve in end of life care and planning in good conscience. I would be honored if you would keep me in mind if you or someone you know could use support: boulderdeathdoula.com
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Caveat- make sure someone knows your master password!
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