ChrisTina Maestas-Simek – Finding the Gifts within One’s Own Silence

We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by. How many moments each day do you spend in total silence? The answer is probably very few. In a noisy world filled with the sounds of traffic, talking, television, social media, and piped-in music everywhere we go, silence can feel foreign and threatening. In the artificial environments created to distract, how do we go about finding and exploring Silence? ChrisTina has learned of the power of silence from some of the most unlikely teachers.
ChrisTina Maestas-Simek is a Professional Celebrant, Death Doula and Home Funeral Guide. Her passion is bridging through big transitions and honoring and supporting the natural cycles of life. Her primary work is assisting individuals through the death and dying process and also working to support and empower non-professionals (family and friends) who make up the care team. ChrisTina has witnessed that when there is greater knowing about the death process and less fear there is greater ease during Death. “Walking so closely with Death, makes every step in life more purposeful and meaningful.” More info at:,