The wonderfully deep rapport you shared with my Mom over the course of her last year of life was inspirational to both my wife and me. It touched our hearts to see how much your visits with her kept her engaged with and determined to squeeze as much joy and meaning out of her remaining time as she could. Your loving and supportive relationship with my Mom reminded us to remain patient and engaged with her on a day to day basis rather than get swept up by our own anxieties as to where and how things would evolve with her. Thus, we too were able to savor many wonderful times with her over those last months.
Additionally, you were a wise and patient sage in helping me deal with a difficult moment that arose with one of my siblings. Different expectations and priorities between my brother and me could have led to much more serious conflicts between us. But you helped me to process my feelings so as to resolve things relatively well.
I am a retired clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience in helping others through their own life transitions and problems. Thus, my opinions about your expertise are not just personal. I held, and still hold, your talents in the highest esteem.
Richard Solomon, Phd in the Bay Area of California
I would highly recommend the Death and Dying Dinners to anyone who has an interest in honoring life, and who shares an interest in exploring how best to honor the death and dying of their loved ones.
Charles Rahi Chun Film and Television Actor
Laurel was instrumental in supporting me in creating a beautiful healing experience with the transition of my father. Her loving compassion, encouragement and innate understanding enabled me to let go with grace and joy and to embrace the exquisite beauty that I now understand the dying process can be. I felt cradled in her gentle loving heart. Thank you for guiding me with your Light."