Meet Holly Blue
Holly Blue Hawkins brings an eclectic array of knowledge to support her clients’ personally authentic, spiritually and environmentally sustainable end-of-life choices. Her extensive background as an experienced successor trustee for a multi-million dollar family trust, an 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 at the annual Limmud Festival held 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 served on the Board of Trustees of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of the State of California. She is a recommended speaker for the Green Burial Council.
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, an end of life planning guide, or she would be happy to hear from you to explore how she can help. Contact Holly Blue or call (831) 588-3040.