My passion is guiding, accompanying and advocating for anyone with palliative or hospice care needs. My calling is to be there for the person who needs me as support, comfort, and knowledge as they accompany their loved one through the advanced years of life. Advanced Life Consulting was formed to bring the education and heart based expertise needed to navigate the bridge of transition for the client, family, and nurses. My guarantee is that each person I work with will receive evidence-based solutions founded on a plan of care to empower and support their health and wellness during the honored advanced transitions.
I am Brenda Anglin, a passionate advocate over the last 40 years of nursing. Working in a variety of nursing specialties. I bring a fresh way to integrate holistic modalities with western medicine as a balance to wellness in spirit, mind, and body. In 2000, I answered the call for palliative and hospice nursing. I realized the end of life had a need to be honored in a unique way. The distinctiveness of my experiences and services give a variety of ways to guide the loved one with comfort, understanding and support over the bridge of personal transition.
Palliative Care Guide/End of Life Doula of 20 years with adults and children
Mentor and educator to nurses in all specialties.
Facilitator of holistic modalities
Advocate for chronic pain and recovery population
Holistic recovery programs developed for alcohol/drug including co-current diagnosis.
Seasoned Travel RN
Resourceful in fulfilling client needs
Health facilitator and wellness coach
Healing Modalities: Reiki, Healing Touch, Journeying, Visualization, Personal CDs with hypnotherapy, Harp Therapy, Crafter of sound healing tools, Sound Healer, Aromatherapy. Personal legacy facilitator.
My desire to become a loving, caring, helpful and supportive caregiver began at the age of 16 years old. I had a horrendous experience while receiving postoperative treatment. I vowed that if I ever achieved my dreams of becoming a nurse, my patients would never experience that level of pain, discomfort and lack of care and kindness.
Years later when I lost my parents 6 months apart, I was brought to a place of caring for them during their transitions. This experience showed me my purpose in bringing quality of care in the life’s transitions to a deeper level. They were my first private palliative and end-of-life patients for supportive care.
I began expanding and training in mindfulness and realized the need for specialized care for the dying in the medical field. Speaking to nurses and health practitioners I felt the longing from these individuals for a better modality to deal with and embrace the hospice need in our society.
Upon my return from the West coast and back home in the East, I encountered a lady who solidified my calling. This event was serendipity at its best. The first patient upon my return happened to be the same nurse who held and cuddled me in the hospital nursery when I was born. Due to some complications, my mother was not able to hold me for the first four days of my life. This loving and caring soul was there for us to help welcome me into the world. As it turned out, I had the honor to be there helping, comforting and guiding her in her transition of letting go of the physical world. This solidified my purpose and desire to be there in mind, body and spirit for those making their transitional journey.
My connections continue to grow with laypeople who want to learn and grow in serving palliative to end-of-life clients. It is a joy to serve the nurses and laypeople educating and mentoring them in their journey. The heart space of every individual is a source of giving with compassion and love. I am honored to serve all in need.