Certified End of Life Doula, Cindy Kaufman shares her wisdom gained in her more than 25 years in the field of death and dying. Kaufman highlights the ways our fear-of-death culture hinders our acceptance of the inevitability of our dying, and how this negatively impacts our willingness to talk openly within our families and communities about our wishes for our final days, whenever they may come. Cindy Kaufman, MEd, EdS, brings her background in counselor education, as well as her more than 25 years as a hospice volunteer, to her work as a Certified End of Life Doula, home funeral guide, death educator, and author of the international best-selling book, The Mortal s Guide to Dying Well Practical Wisdom from an End of Life Doula. Cindy is the owner of HeartSpeak End of Life Companioning LLC, and she is a Co-founder and President of the Colorado End-of-Life Collaborative. She serves as a compassionate companion on life s final journey for the dying person and their loved ones.