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© 2021 Diane R. Button

...delicately powerful

“...uniquely exhilarating

...reignites one's passion...”

New Release in 2021

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" impactful and engaging read that I will forever use...”

Angela Shook, President,
National End-of-Life Doula Alliance  

“...uniquely exhilarating to read and incredibly, consistently kind!”


Sylvia Boorstein, Co-founding teacher Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

"...reignites one's passion to live a life of purpose.”

Francesca Lynn Arnoldy, Author of Cultivating The Doula Heart

“ inspirational wake-up call for anyone wishing
to live life to its fullest...”


J. Redwing Keyssar, Director of Patient & Caregiver Education,MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care at UCSF/Mt Zion

“...genuine compassion and wisdom come through on every page...reading this book significantly impacted my life.”


Carmen Clarkin, MPH, Yale School of Public Health

“...delicately powerful, and sometimes spellbinding...”

Michelle W. Thornhill, Legacy & Hope, LLC ;Board Director, National End-of-Life Doula Alliance



Diane R. Button is a founding partner of the Bay Area End-of-Life Doula Alliance in Northern California, and an instructor for the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. She holds a Master's in Counseling Psychology, is INELDA-certified, and served as a board member of the National End-of-life Doula Alliance. Diane is the author of several books and trainings, including The Letter Box, a memoir and legacy project which has been published in five languages. Her work has been featured on Connecting Point, The Hour of Power, and numerous TV and radio programs, inspiring others with a meaningful way to leave a legacy for loved ones. Diane also co-authored a book series with her three children entitled Special Delivery - A Cookbook for Food & Life. Her latest book, Dear Death, combines the insights gained from her research on "The Four Pillars of a Meaningful Life," with over a decade working with hospice and doula clients in their final days. Diane is the creator and Director of Dream of Better World, a non-profit founded in 2008 with a two-fold mission: to support disadvantaged children and families around the world, and to inspire everyone to realize, "You're never too young, or too old, to make a difference!"  Diane lives in Northern California with her husband, Mark, and her adorable rescue dog, Luna.

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