Hello, I’m Ruth
From opposite ends of the spectrum of life experiences, I travel life events with you! Servicing the Gold Coast and Tweed Valley.
Queensland has been my home since 1995 after moving my family up from my home state of NSW. After 26 years in Brisbane, I now call the Gold Coast home with its beautiful beaches, relaxed lifestyle and friendly people. My service heart is a reflection of my parents who were involved in our community in western NSW during my upbringing.
My celebrant work commenced in Brisbane 2008 when I become a registered Marriage Celebrant and in more recent years, training to become a Funeral Celebrant. Opposite ends of the spectrum of life experiences for sure, but I always feel so privileged when clients choose me to travel these significant life events with them.
With a long held desire to change the way we think about death and dying I knew that my learning in this space was not yet finished. After being with my Mum when she died and volunteering in a hospice some years back, it quietly fuelled my desire in the palliative care space and eventually to become an End of Life Doula. I am excited and honoured to be part of a world-wide movement that is passionate and committed to gently reversing the trend towards outsourcing death and dying and to bring it back to a more heart centred and family orientated journey. Surely, we all deserve that.
I love that I am able to offer alternative therapies to my doula practice when requested, including Reiki and crystal healing, essential oils and meditation that may provide comfort and nurturing to those on a journey of transition.
My other passion is my three adult children and their partners and a cosy tribe of grandchildren who I adore and who inspire me everyday to be the best version of myself in this lifetime.
If my family and friends were to describe me, I hope they would say I’m kind, compassionate, authentic, passionate with a sprinkling of humour. As an avid learner, I’m always learning something new that not only enhances my own life, but also makes a difference in the life of others.
And if I have the opportunity to roam the backroads exploring country towns and second hand stores, walking in nature, or swimming in the ocean, then I will have had a full life.
I hope we get to meet soon.