Ascension Soul Journey Death Doula
 

MISSION STATEMENT 

 

The Infinite Path is dedicated to providing compassionate, loving and inclusive care, guidance, planning and education to everyone - especially for our elders, those nearing end of life, and for those who are grieving. We believe the more we learn about death and stop avoiding talking about it, the more we are in control and prepared for the realization there is life beyond the body. Our energy lives on for eternity. 

WHY I'M A DOULA

After spending many hours volunteering with local hospices, other organizations and private clients, the insights I gained from patients and clients have rounded out what I already knew.

 

Death is the #1 fear that people have and it doesn't need to be this way. Our elders are a treasure and deserve to be supported and helped with activities of daily living. Planning for what eventually happens to all of us shouldn't occur at the time of a terminal diagnosis or an unfortunate event because good decisions aren't made during a time of peak stress. When experiencing grief, sometimes all you need is someone to listen and give guidance when asked.

 

End of life planning ahead of a diagnosis gives you peace of mind to know that you will be taken care of, to know where you will be, that your legacy will live on, your wishes will be fulfilled and that you don't have to be in pain or do this alone. No matter what your age, NOW is the right time to get your affairs in order. 

 

With education and guidance on elder care and end-of-life options, having honest communication with your loved ones and by putting it all together in a plan, this stage of life can be a beautiful, sacred, gentle process. It's time to get back to treating death as the beautiful sacred journey that it is...

 

As a Life Transitions Guide, I'm here to help you before, during and after every stage, and to help your loved ones. It's more than a mission - it's my life calling. 

You can read more below about me. ~Susan 

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SERVICES

End of Life Doula
& End of Life Planning
Workshops
& Events

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UPCOMING
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

The Infinite Path and The Life to Death Café presents: 

FINDING JOY IN THE PRESENT WHILE PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Public speaking has long been the #1 fear that people have. After 2020, I believe #2 has moved to the top ranking – death.

This year has made people of all ages feel vulnerable and has brought up that very topic we don’t want to think or talk about. Death seems so final, right?

Here’s the thing. We’re meant to be living life joyfully in the present and also be prepared for the inevitable.

JOIN SUSAN ON:

Date:  Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Time:  11:30 AM - 1:15 PM (MST) or 5:30 - 7:15 PM (MST)

Location:  Online (link sent via email)

Suggested Love Offering: $11.11

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • How to feel joy every day

  • The value of acceptance

  • To consider new ideas around spirituality and death

  • What to focus on in the present

  • How to start putting together your end of life wishes

TO REGISTER

Call 928-224-8499 or email Susan at: theinfinitepathdoula@gmail.com

Include in your email which event and at what time you will attend.

POSITIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF DEATH

Let's get this out of the way. You're missing out on life if you are worrying about death. I know that part of my life purpose is educating and helping you think differently about the "D" word, so let's do this!

 

No matter what our age, there are a number of things we can do throughout our lives to make our end of life experience more positive and sacred - for us AND our loved ones. 

JOIN SUSAN ON:

Date:  Thursday, February 25, 2021

Time:  10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (MST) or 3:30 - 4:45 PM (MST)

Location:  Online (link sent via email)

Suggested Love Offering: $11.11

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • How to make every day count

  • The value of acceptance

  • To consider new ideas around spirituality and death

  • What to focus on in the present

  • How to start putting together your end-of-life wishes

TO REGISTER

Call 928-224-8499 or email Susan at: theinfinitepathdoula@gmail.com

Include in your email which event and at what time you will attend.

 

LET'S GET IT DONE! 

The mini workshop to complete your Living Will

You know you need to complete your Advanced Directives. Now is the right time to do them - not when you are in a health crisis! 

JOIN SUSAN ON:

Date:  Sunday, January 31, 2021

Time:  12:30-3:00 PM (MST)

Location:  Online (link sent via email)

Cost:  $33.33 per person

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn what Advanced Directives are (including Living Will) and why they are so important;

  • Understand what each section in a Living Will actually means and how to make your decisions;

  • Complete your Living Will;

  • Learn what to do with your Living Will now that it's done!

Bring your spouse or family members as this is also a perfect workshop for couples and loved ones. LET'S GET IT DONE!

TO REGISTER

Call 928-224-8499 or email Susan at:

theinfinitepathdoula@gmail.com

Please let me know which state you live in and I will send you the Living Will document for you to use appropriate for your state.

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Bio:  Susan Luddy is a Life Transition Guide. She received certification as an End-Of-Life Doula and Elder Care Doula from the Doulagivers Institute and created The Infinite Path where she provides elder care, end-of-life care and planning, and grief support. She is a virtual and live event speaker and educator passionate about guiding people on how to live life joyfully in the present while preparing for the inevitable, completing advanced directives sooner than later, and on positive ways to overcome your fear of death. Susan partners with and volunteers at hospices, hospitals, long-term care facilities and retirement communities to help people with terminal illness and their loved ones understand the end-of-life process and to help them have a more positive and conscious dying and death experience. She is also a Psychic Medium who uses her gifts to guide people along their journey to the other side.  

 
 

                MEET SUSAN

Susan Luddy

 

Certified End of Life Doula

Certified Elder Care Doula

Care Consultant

Grief Counselor

Ordained Minister

Intuitive Energy Healer

Workshop Leader

Starting in my teenage years, I had some very interesting experiences surrounding the deaths of family and friends, and later on, caring for my elderly father for 10 years, and helping other loved ones as needed. While I have been called an empath, lightworker, earth angel, healer, guide and intuitive throughout my life, it wasn't until the last decade that I started feeling a stirring in my soul, which led me to what I'm doing today. 

After I enrolled in the Specialist program at the Doulagivers Institute and was immersed in completing this intensive certification training as an End of Life Doula, Elder Care Doula and Care Consultant, I realized I had found my calling, combined all of my gifts and stepped into my life purpose. Those are all my "technical" titles, but what I most often say is I'm a Life Transitions Guide. 

Since then, I've become credentialed by the National End-Of-Life Alliance (NEDA) and has earned the NEDA Proficient designation. From there I took additional training in Grief Counseling, became an Ordained Minister to lead end of life celebrations and am a member of Lifespan Doulas. I have completed hospice training, background checks and am actively volunteering at and contracting with hospices, long-term care organizations and agencies, work with private clients and offer many workshops. My full list of credentials and education include:

  • Certified End of Life Doula - Doulagivers Institute

  • Certified Elder Care Doula - Doulagivers Institute

  • Care Consultant - Doulagivers Institute

  • NEDA Proficient - National End-Of-Life Alliance (NEDA)

  • Healing Grief & Loss by David Kessler - Graduate

  • Ordained Minister - Universal Life Church

  • Member - Lifespan Doulas

  • Master’s degree – Communications Management - Simmons University

  • Bachelor’s degree – Marketing - Franklin Pierce University

  • Intuition Development - Psychic Medium

  • Reiki Practitioner – Levels I & II

  • Integrated Energy Therapist - Levels I & II

  • Speaker and Workshop Leader 

  • CPR Certified

What can you expect when you chose to work with me in any of my practice areas? I meet you and your family wherever you are at, without judgement. I do not impose on you my spiritual beliefs; you tell me yours and we go from there. I care for you AND your loved ones. The time we will spend together will be meaningful, respectful and special. I am there to make sure you are safe, being properly cared for, and that your needs are being met. I am your advocate and a trusted companion. 

It is my honor to help where needed while leading with love and sharing my light with you, your loved ones and our communities. I look forward to meeting with you.

 

~ Susan

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"It is true to say that most of us dislike thinking about our own death. We spend most of our lives amassing possessions or embarking on an endless number of projects as though we were going to live forever. It's as though it's not absolutely certain that one day - tomorrow perhaps or even in the next moment - we will leave everything behind."

                                         ~ H.H. The XIV Dalai Lama

QUOTES & TESTIMONIALS

"Interest in end-of-life doulas has increased greatly in the last few years. Until now, there has been no consistency in definition or guidelines of practice. “The consistency that NEDA offers through the Proficiency Assessment process is greatly needed,” states Rush. “Families who are utilizing end-of-life doulas, and healthcare providers who are referring to them, will have confidence in the knowledge of those who earn the NEDA Proficiency Badge.”

Merilynne Rush, MSHP, RN, BSN

Founding Member and NEDA President 

"End of life is not a dress rehearsal. We have to do better for both patients and their loved ones. This is an experience that we will all be touched by at some point in our lives. By working together we can help make end of life the natural, sacred experience it was meant to be.”

Suzanne B. O'Brien, RN

Doulagivers Institute

“Thank you for the extraordinary display of compassion, kindness and skill you exhibited during [our loved ones] last weeks with us."

Hospice Patient Family Member

 

CONTACT

Service Area

Serving Sedona, the Verde Valley 

and Flagstaff in Northern Arizona

Virtual services are also available within the United States.

928-224-8499

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