We all have the hope and vision for living our best life, but do we have that same hope and vision for dying a good death? What if you were able to make choices now that would reflect your wishes at the end of your life? Through guided meditation with sound, in depth discussion, hands-on activities, and brief presentations, participants will spend time reflecting upon this often avoided “taboo" topic. Everyone will leave the workshop with a journal they have created, as well as a packet of resources to continue their journey of discovery.

Contact Colette Pecenka to have your name added to the wait list: 480-644-6561 or Colette.Pecenka@mesaAZ.gov

About Sunnee O'Rork

In Jan.2021 Sunnee retired as Executive Director (Chief Visionary) at i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, Arizona. Sunnee is passionate about living a full, creative life and dying well. She recently attended the INELDA Training to become a Death Doula.  Being compassionate, opening the dialogue and releasing fears about our last chapter with those interested in embracing the inevitable is her current path.


She holds a B.F.A., in Art Education, from University of Massachusetts and an M.Ed., Creative Arts in Learning, from Lesley University. A graduate of both the Seminar for Historical Administration and Mesa Leadership Training & Development, Sunnee is also a Virginia G. Piper Trust Fellow. She has served on the following boards: New England Museum Association, American Association of Museum Volunteers, Soroptimist International of Mesa, and is a MAP Peer Reviewer for the American Alliance of Museum’s (since 2003).

About Gretchen Bickert

Gretchen Bickert is a Sound and Energy Practitioner, and Hospice and grief supporter for people as well as animals.  Part of her time is also spent working as Support Staff Lead for the Sound Healing Academy in London. Her background includes a Diploma in Sound Therapy with Groups, Certification in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, Certification in Small Animal Acupressure. Reiki, Flower Essences, Certification for Pet Loss & Bereavement, and End of Life Doula Training for both people and animals. Gretchen works with humans, animals, individuals and groups.  Her group meditations lead participants on a transformative journey using Gongs, Tibetan and Crystal bowls, chimes and other vibrational instruments.  She loves to find creative ways to use sound, art and alternative healing to connect people to the universe and others, while leading them back to their true self – OM.

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