Actress and Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough is working to help others make their peace with death, eight months after losing her brother Benjamin Keough.

Ben, whose father is Lisa Marie’s first husband, musician Danny Keough, died on July 12, 2020, at his mother’s home in Calabasas, California. Lisa Marie was not there at the time.

Okay, so I had to look this up, and a death midwife, or death doula, is a person who assists in the dying process, much like a midwife or doula does with the birthing process.

Riley wrote:

“Today I finished my Death Doula training, on The Art of Death Midwifery training course by @sacred_crossings so I guess I’m an almost certified death doula now hehe💫💫✨✨✨✨,” the “Mad Max: Fury Road” actress, who’s the daughter of Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie Presley, wrote on Instagram late on March 21.


“And I just felt like writing such a deep thank you to this community who are teaching and training people in conscious dying and death work,” she continued. “We are taught that its a morbid subject to talk about. Or were so afraid of it that we’re unable to talk about it… then of course it happens to us, and we are very ill prepared.”

Riley went on, “I think it’s so important to be educated on conscious dying and death the way we educate ourselves on birth and conscious birthing. We prepare ourselves so rigorously for the entrance and have no preparation for our exit.

 

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