Rose Sexton and Nicole Stephens.
Two dynamic women with a passion for empowerment, education and support for better dying and better living.
Our Vision & Mission
Our Vision: is to reclaim the old ways of familiarity with death and dying, and with acceptance in our culture of the natural order of things; an embracing of our impermanence and preparation for death, and in so doing, to live life more fully.
Our Mission: is to provide a variety of opportunities for our clients to explore this ultimate destination, to play around with its impact, and come at last, if we are fortunate enough, to the end of life with grace, ease and dignity.
How We Do This
- Advance Care Planning
- "Doula" Services - Providing hands on help and support for people and their families at the end of life - in the home, in the hospital or online, Death Cafes, Workshops, Retreats, Information Sessions
- End of Life consultancy - support following a diagnosis
- Health advocacy
- "The Last Waltz" theatrical production
- Death preparedness consultation - cleaning up your sh*t before you go!
Who We Serve
- The dying – people at the end of life
- Carers and families of the dying (Your "circle")
- People who want to be organised and prepared
- The general community – let's have the conversations NOW!
- Organisations/Service Providers
Meet Rose & Nicole
With close to 40 years of nursing experience and post-graduate qualifications in palliative care, Rose has a great passion for supporting those at the end of life.
She holds a deep desire to open up discussions around death, dying and end-of-life issues, believing that this contains enormous possibilities for living more fully and richly.
Rose has also had recent personal experiences providing end of life support and understands the challenges, nuances and opportunities in this space.
She has a long history in the performing arts, including music and theatre and is a firm believer in its transformative power.
Rose has spent the past few years holding regular workshops, courses and events in her local area and promoting conversations around death and dying, and is a qualified and experienced Advance Care Planner.
Rose lives in the beautiful Kiewa Valley in North East Victoria where she raised her three children, all grown now and flown the coop.
Nicole empowers supports and educates people to be prepared for end of life, making their wishes known for their family and friends and enabling them to live life to the fullest. Utilizing listening skills, kindness, compassion and understanding Nicole supports, advocates, and empowers people with a life limiting condition through their end of life Journey in her role as an End of Life Doula.
Nicole became interested in Death and dying through the death of her youngest brother in a road accident on his 18th birthday. The experience ignited a passion to know more about death, dying, grief and spirituality that has been ongoing ever since.
Nicole has said that she has finally found what she wants to do when she grows up!
Nicole has had many roles either through volunteering or working, within the community sector.
Connecting, networking, empowering, and supporting people to do what they are passionate about comes naturally to Nicole.
She lives on a beautiful farm in North East Victoria with her partner David and their gentle black dog Buddy, who is her constant companion. She loves walking the hills around the farm taking photos of the constantly changing landscape, animals, plants, and fungi. She loves cooking for friends and family and sharing produce and plants from her productive. One of her biggest accomplishments has been bringing up 3 children, and watching them grow and develop into beautiful engaged adults that she is so proud of.