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Our service fees are based on a sliding scale.

No-one is turned away for lack of funds.

​Call 510-390-1098 or Email us for more details.

Our services address the needs of dying people and their families, both before and after a death. Story-telling and Story-listening are the primary methods we use in guiding people to build a healthy and conscious relationship with illness, aging, death, and bereavement.


Sharing stories, and being witnessed by an esteemed other in a safe and accepting container is a powerful gateway to healing and meaning-making. In sessions with people facing death or grieving loss we discuss beliefs about death, the nature of existence, and we make space for powerful emotions. All feelings are supported, including sorrow, fear, anger, grief, anxiety, relief, and even joy. We address practical, emotional, and spiritual suffering as a pathway to peace.

When appropriate, we share our award-winning workbook, Loss to Legacy: A Stepping Stone Path to Healing and Transformation. Legacy projects such as letter-writing, video messages, art projects, scrapbooks, written and imagery journals are invited.

These Services are Offered by Lily Myers Kaplan,

Spirit of Resh Foundation Founder and Director

Lily is on a sabbatical until October 31, 2022

We will not be offering programs, events, or accepting new clients

during this time of rest and renewal.

Grief Counseling


I counsel people through all forms of loss in a safe and empathic container, actively companioning individuals or families through grief, both before and after the death has occurred.

End-of-Life-Doula Services

These services are non medical in nature, and are often used as an adjunct to hospice or palliative care. Visits are focused on the client (the terminal patient) and their family or friends. Our time together may include end of life education, respite care, practical support, legacy work, and emotional and/or spiritual support. Emphasizing a peaceful environment as death approaches, helping the family be fully present with their loved ones, meeting anticipatory grief and easing the experience of pending death are at the focus of my care. As a member of the National End of Life Alliance (NEDA), I'm proud to carry the NEDA proficiency badge as a statement of my agreement to serve in accord with the NEDA Scope of Practice, Code of Ethics, and Core Competencies.











We guide professionals who support clients facing the complexities of aging, illness, death or bereavement. Our mentorship can include End-of-Life-Doulas who are beginning their practice and seek guidance or supervision while caring for clients. Our focus on alignment with clients' needs is at the forefront of our approach at all times.

Celebration of Life


Creating a meaningful Celebration of Life is an honor we take very seriously, understanding that each human being is unique. We give attention to eliciting stories which honor your loved one, crafting services to honor that individuality. Whether you lean toward the traditional or the alternative, in-the-home or in-a-chapel, at the cemetery or in the great outdoors, we will accommodate your wishes with the intention of creating healing through the process.

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​Call 510-390-1098 to Learn More

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From honoring Ancestors to living fully and celebrating the accumulated wisdom, values, humor, ethics and beliefs of every human being, we create opportunities to share story and reflect on life's most potent questions. Because we believe in the power of  inner work and ritual to heal the soul we offer these other opportunities for retreat and renewal.

Individual retreats  are offered by our founder, Lily Myers Kaplan,

on her spectacular property called

The Sanctuary at Rainbow Ridge.

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