Meet Holly Blue

Holly Blue Hawkins brings an eclectic array of knowledge to support her clients’ personally authentic, spiritually and environmentally appropriate end-of-life choices. Her extensive background as an experienced trustee, estate planning paralegal and notary public, twenty years of service in a Chevra Kadisha (Jewish burial society), and training as a Soul Memory Discovery facilitator, makes her uniquely qualified as a guide in the vast territory of “a life that includes dying.”

Holly Blue has taught end-of-life planning in community college extension and congregational settings, and spoken at international conferences in both secular and religious communities (including the upcoming Limmud Festival 2017 held December 24th – 28th in the UK). She is the Head of the Chevra Kadisha for Santa Cruz, CA, she has trained numerous other chevra members and home funeral guides, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of the State of California.

Natural Deathcare advocate, poet, musician, sacred dance leader, author of The Heart of the Circle: A Guide to Drumming and co-editor of The Soul’s Legacy: Writing A Spiritual Will, her involvement in study of the life-death transition began in the 1980’s, when she co-led support groups in the Maui Community Correctional Facility sponsored by Shanti Nilaya Maui (founded by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross).

Holly Blue’s life dedication is to protecting the sacredness of the life-death passage. In addition to ongoing client work, her decades-long exploration is coming to fruition with the Integral Thanatology Institute, the Interdisciplinary, Cross-Cultural Study of the Life-Death Threshold.

Holly Blue helps individuals, families, successor trustees, attorneys, congregations and communities with a variety of consulting services, speaking programs and workshops around end-of-life planning. She offers a complimentary 30-minute consultation, and will be happy to explore a program for you. Contact Holly Blue or call (831) 588-3040.

Holly Blue Hawkins, end of life navigator, natural deathcare advocate