What Can You Do When Someone You Love Is Dying?


Susan B. Mercer, a transition Doula guides and celebrates people through the dying process. She offers comprehensive solutions and advice about death and dialogues, to ease the fear and angst associated with death and dying.


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Susan Mercer of MODERN OUTLOOKS is a Death Consultant, Intuitive/Medium, Energy Healer, Space Clearer, Kundalini Reiki Practitioner, and Interior Designer.
Her ability to connect with individuals and spiritual beings have enabled her to assist many clients through their life transitions.  Whether it is redesigning a room, transforming their home, coaching them through life’s upheavals, arranging a tribute Premorial, guiding loved ones through the dying process, redesigning a room or transforming their home, Susan takes the time to listen to each person’s desires and assists them in making their decisions with clarity, thoughtfulness and love.

Susan’s experience sitting vigil with clients through their end of life transition has given her insight into what is lacking in our Death speak.  Unafraid of Death, herself, Susan offers a compassionate perspective into creating the peaceful serene space she feels necessary for the ease of passing.  Her philosophy of being prepared and stating your wishes alleviates the fears of the unknown for the client and their family. I embrace the celebration of life while providing serenity during the transition/dying process.

Click Here to read more about Susan from a recent article in the SLO New Times.

Legacy Project

Keepsake for loved ones to create with you as a celebration and remembrance of your life. Opportunity to share memories of what is important to you and them. These keepsakes could include: a scrapbook of pictures, letters, postcards, memorabilia; videos sharing funny stories or words of wisdom; book or box of favorite recipes; scroll of favorite sayings or poems.


Creation of your resting place. Where you want to be; at home, care facility, hospital. What you want your room to look like, feel like, sound like. Who you want to visit. Treasures you want in your room, pictures to be displayed. Lighting, candles, incense, aromatherapy, music, water feature. Books and poetry you would like to be read. Favorite lotion you would like massaged on hands, arms, feet. Anything to create a space of ease, peace and comfort. This may also include your final resting casket choice.

Love & Death Plan

Written documentation of your End of Life wishes compiled for your family and medical staff including DNR, medical and personal care, funeral, burial and celebrations. This plan creates the guidelines for a peaceful, serene transition into your afterlife.

As we think about life, we must think about death. As we think about death, we must think about life.

Life and death go hand in hand. At the end of life, we hear the question, “How do you want to be remembered?” Often, the answer is: I wish I had done _______, taken that trip, should have done _______, should have called or spoken to __________. It’s often about our regrets versus our accomplishments. Does this sound familiar?…Read More

Susan Joins Sarah Nannen
On Grief Unveiled


The topic is death, the transition of dying, and how we talk about it with our families and friends. It’s a topic that’s considered mysterious and taboo by many, which is why Susan and Sarah approach it respectfully and with the utmost tenderness.


The Art Of Living Well

Creative solutions to your end of life transition.

Susan provides guidance, support and counseling services for you or your loved one during the transition of the dying process and after. This includes a Legacy Project, Atmosphere , Love & Death Plan, Tribute Of Life Party or any other concerns during the dying process.

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Susan Mercer
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Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.

Our motto says it best.

Honor Their Sacrifice.  Educate Their Legacy.


Will I be in pain as I die?

I feel as you live well, in the flow of life, you learn to stay expanded and not constricted. As our body prepares for death, as it knows exactly how to die, ( just as it knew how to be birthed), it will stay in a state of ease. Our body may feel different at times and unfamiliar sensations may arise.  With awareness, conscious breathing, meditation and visualizations, these sensations can be diminished.  Music also helps control the mind and constriction to keep us in a peaceful state. Of course, there are pain medications available to ease the pain as well.

Do Crystals really have the capacity to heal?

Crystals come from the earth’s core. Therefore, they hold the incredible healing energy of the Earth and Mother Nature. For any healing modality to have a true affect, though, one must be in congruence and resonance with the crystal. Some popular crystals used for healing are: Amethyst is used for protection, peace, calm, can relieve physical, emotional, and psychological pain or stress. It can ease headaches and release tension. Rose Quartz is used for unconditional love and infinite peace. This crystal is often used to heal the heart after a break up, the loss of a loved one or heart surgery. It brings deep inner peace and tranquility. It is used for attracting love especially when placed near your bed. It can be helpful with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and senile dementia. Hematite is used for grounding and protecting. Hematite is said to be useful for legal situations. Hematite can aid circulatory problems such as Reynaud’s Disease and blood conditions such as anemia. It support the kidneys in cleansing blood.

Is using the Art of Feng Shui necessary in creating your home?

Your home is your sanctuary. The more balanced your home is, the more balanced you and your family will be. You will be healthier, happier and more productive in a balanced home which uses all the elements found in nature in a harmonious way. Wood, metal, water, air and fire need to be represented in your home in strategic places and using some of the principals of Feng Shui can assist in creating the harmony you desire, especially in a home office and bedroom. All objects possess energy called chi and you can use this chi to bring luck, wealth and opportunity into your home according to Feng Shui.


Funeral Consumer Alliance of San Luis Obispo County, a non profit agency assisting with funeral questions. fcaslo.org

5 Wishes Document asking important questions of your wishes for medical, personal care treatment during death. 5wishes.com

Susan’s Blog

Perspective….Possibility….Pandemic Change….

Mother Earth, Nature, Universe, GOD, whatever name you give...higher power is mirroring life for us at this time...for example: WHAT IF: Social Distancing: forced versus we were already as a society distancing ourselves from each other, even in close proximity. When...

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The Corona Virus…some thoughts…

One definition of Corona, is the top of our head or our crown chakra, giving us our connection to our highest power. From there we have ENLIGHTENMENT.  Virus, by definition, "Is a piece of code which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect,...

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Here’s what people are saying

Susan Mercer is a gifted Intuitive/Medium and her readings for me have been extremely accurate.  She is able to convey the information in a truthful, positive and loving way.  She asks questions and helps to keep my mind open to “what if”.  She has a fantastic way of combining her psychic skills with common sense and her advice is always spot on.  I would highly recommend Susan as an aid along your Path to Knowing.
Jerri Williams

Susan is a gifted facilitator and ceremonial guide.  She recently led a group of us in an amazing Full Moon Solstice celebration at Pismo Beach.  Susan beautifully ritualized the setting of the Solstice sun with a guided meditation intended for releasing that which no longer serves us.  She then artfully led us in another guided meditation intended for manifesting something new, synchronized with the rising of the full moon.  Sacred, sweet and powerful on so many levels!  Thank you Susan.
Richard Leversee

Working and being with Susan is so comfortable, easy and helpful in so many ways.  I find Susan to be a great listener, very intuitive and quite calming.  With graceful wisdom and diversely talented experience, Susan artfully conducted a beautiful space clearing and abundance welcoming ceremony for new office space, skillfully guided me toward balance and wholeness via her full moon/summer solstice meditation and breathed fresh life and wondrous whimsy into some shadowy and dreary spaces within my life.  Susan has many talents and offers many gifts that I will be tapping into again and again with great delight and much appreciation.
Cari Leversee

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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” -Mahatma Gandhi