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April 6, 2009

Nora Cedarwind YoungIn this Newsletter ~

• Springtime Greetings!
• New and Improved Website is Live! 
• In the news….
• Whatcom County Washington now has Green Burial!
• Keynote speaker at Peoples Memorial Annual Meeting, April 18th

Springtime Greetings! 

It's been exceptionally cold here in the Pacific Northwest, but we are feeling the sap rising and the stirring of the seed. Our garden has been turned over and is home to full beds of fresh home made compost just begging for us to get started growing sweet corn and lots of sunflowers! February blessed us with a new grandson, Jacob. He is a big strong boy and we are all thrilled to have the blessing of life in our hands!

New and Improved Website is Live!

I am so proud to finally announce my revitalized website ( is live! Heartfelt thanks to web designer Joanna Powell Colbert ( for her skill and artwork ( that make the site user friendly and gorgeous too! Photographs, forms, FAQ, archives, and resources. Lots of books and great movies too! Enjoy! 

In the news . . .

I laughed when I got a newsletter from my friend Char Barrett of A Sacred Moment in Seattle few weeks ago as she had listed the very articles I had intended to share with you all. (We are both always looking for media on end-of-life) Char is a Home Funeral Guide and Educator and a licensed funeral director.  

Smithsonian Magazine- The Surprising Satisfactions of a Home Funeral
The Boston Globe - Going green 
The Oregonian - Artist all wrapped up in shrouds for burial 
The Bellingham Herald - Moles at Greenacres offers 'green' burial
Seattle PI - A green cemetery lets one exit in an eco-friendly way

Whatcom County Washington now has Green Burial! 

Ferndale is a quaint town just north of Bellingham Washington, and Whatcom County is also where I raised my family, and is home to my Stellamaris tribe. It’s now home to Moles Funeral Homes newest Green Burial Project, The Meadows. Moles dedicated four acres to green burial practices for Whatcom County and beyond. I salute John Moles and company for embracing this conscious move for his community. 

In addition to The Meadows just south of the Canadian border, Washington has White Eagle Preserve in the southern part of the state near Goldendale. Some of you know this amazing place as Ekone, Land of the Good Spirit.

In the Wise Woman Tradition ~ Nora’s Work

I'm proud to be the Keynote Speaker, talking on "Greening Burials and End-of-Life" at the People's Memorial Association Annual Meeting, Saturday, April 18, 2009, University Unitarian Church, Seattle, Washington. See you there! 

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Nora Cedarwind Young, Certified Death Midwife
Proudly reclaiming family directed choice at end-of-life.

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