Marggie Hatala Moertl
B.S. in Nursing, Marquette University
I am passionate about all aspects of end of life and serve our community as an End of Life Doula through my business, Embrace Your Inner Self LLC. I am an avid reader and fiber artist who enjoys knitting, quilting, and basket weaving. I have written two books about the spirituality of death and dying, that are available on my website, Amazon, and Yardstick Books in Algoma.
Sally: A Memoir
The story of Marggie’s mother’s journey through aging and finally her death in hospice care. Realizing that her mother’s illness and death provided the story that she had sought to explain her love for those that are dying, Marggie shares this very personal memoir of her family life, her mother’s declining years, and the sacred space that she held for her mother on during her final hours. Sally: A Memoir demonstrates Marggie’s daily use of meditative journaling to help her to deal with the deeply emotional journey that she was walking during this time.
Life As A Prayer
2019 Amazon/Kindle Direct Publishing
The story of Marggie’s spiritual transformation during her many years as a hospice nurse. Using her daily spiritual practice of meditative journaling, she reflects honestly on the many authentic life lessons that the dying and their loved ones demonstrated. Life as a Prayer shares many glimpses into her interaction with these life mentors and her co- workers within hospice, followed by her reflection on the life lesson that each provides. Meditation and journal prompts are provided for the reader to explore while developing a deep dialogue with the sacred voice within each of us. Life as a Prayer is an invitation into a deep inner awareness developed through meditation and journaling. It brings the life lessons of the dying into the light of a life lived fully in mindfulness and presence throughself discovery and emotional honesty.
Featured in A Good Death, WI People and Ideas February 2022 and Peninsula Pulse,February 25, 2022.