Emily Eliot Miller
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I have been supporting people as they prepare for, and navigate life with death and dying for most of my adult life. These experiences and my training with leaders in the death awareness and palliative care movements have sparked a great passion in me to honor this most universal part of life.

I hold a CT in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and am a badge-holding member of the National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA).

Training and Education

2018 Certificate in Thanatology
Association of Death Education and Counseling

2017 Certificate in Integrative Thanatology
Art of Dying Institute

2010 M.F.A. Electronic Arts
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2001 M.A. Public History
Temple University


What is an end-of-life Doula? EOL Doulas ( also called "Death Doulas”) have experience and training in death and provide practical, emotional and spiritual support for people facing death and their loved ones. Doula services complement paliative care at home, or at nursing facilities, and hospitals. Non-medical services include helping to formulate advanced directives or burial arrangements, conducting a life review with a dying person, creating a legacy project to honor and memorialize someone's life, accompanying the dying through the final days of life, or working with family and friends after loved ones have died.

NEDA Scope of Practice

What is a Death Educator?

A Death educator, also known as a thanatologist, teaches interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on the physical, psycho-social, behavioral, and cognitive aspects of death, dying, and bereavement. The five key areas are: understanding the dying process, decision making for end-of-life, loss, grief, and bereavement, assessment and intervention, and traumatic death.

What are Death Jewels?

Death Jewels are my beloved dead, who guide me like stars in the sky, and inspire me to live and love more deeply.