“Serving as a pediatric nurse in a children’s hospital for decades, I naively thought that I might, at least, be a little more prepared to navigate my own mother’s long-term illness, and then her death. Not so much… There were moments during this most difficult life journey when I felt completely helpless. The profound sense of loss took the breath right out of me. When feeling frightened and overwhelmed, I asked myself, ‘How do I find the strength to tread one more step?’
However, I never felt alone. Because, Mindy Anderson was there. A dear friend for many years, Mindy has known and loved my mom, Marlise Ross, and our family for a long time. I cannot begin to express the difference she made for all of us, in those final days of mom’s life. Whether in the hospital or hospice, Mindy openly and willingly entered that sacred space. With a deep sense of devotion and spirituality, she listened. Amidst our sorrow and grief, she provided comfort and hope. She found me crying in a hospital hallway, and gently ushered me to the chapel to help me pray. And, toward the end, when mom was no longer able to talk, Mindy gave the precious gift of music by offering to play the violin. As those heavenly notes filled the air, they reached mom, and spoke to her, in a way that only music can. Such beauty Mindy gave my beloved mother and our family. And, when it came time to say our final farewell, Mindy honored mom’s life once again by selecting just the right songs to play at her Air Force Academy memorial service. These lovely memories now bring me joy and peace. They help me heal, as I try to learn with each passing day life without mom’s physical presence on earth.
Serving as a doula is much more than a career for Mindy Anderson. It is her passion and her calling. She has a unique ability to connect with those around her, especially during what seems to be the darkest of times. It is actually there that Mindy finds hope. What a blessing she is. I will be eternally grateful for her kindness and wisdom, and recommend her highly.
Thank you, dear one.”
– Lisa Marie Ross Davis, Nursing Doctorate (ND), RN, CCCTM
“I enthusiastically recommend Mindy at Sunflower Song, for her broad range of spiritually-grounded services. She is a profoundly gifted and sensitive practitioner who brings her wisdom, experience, unconditional love, and strong moral character to everything she does. Recently, she performed a Shamanic extraction for me (using Zoom because I live in California). Over the next several days, I began experiencing noticeable and very meaningful changes in my connection to myself and spirit. During the ritual, Mindy skillfully identified and facilitated clearing a ‘block’ in my energetic body that was weakening my motivation and confidence for weeks. Afterwards, I started my daily walks again, experienced a physical realignment of a problematic hip and leg, and a re-connection with my spiritual world. I’m a believer! Thank you Mindy! “
-Linda Shields, RN, BSN, PHN
“Mindy is a true intuit. Her presence envelops you like a blanket made of grace and compassion. She allows you to feel held and grounded all at once. She truly listens. Her intention for your healing and soul’s transformation is clearly felt in the sacred space she tends to both physically and psychically. At the time of my session I was struggling with crippling headaches. Through her keen assessment, she identified the location causing the pain. I proceeded to feel palpable tingling in my temples followed by relief of headaches from that point on. The process overall was cleansing, healing and profound. She is the embodiment of a true, humble healer. You will quickly find that you can trust her shamanic practices and the healings they offer without hesitation. She is a pure conduit for the ancestors and guides who are working through her joyfully. I cannot recommend her sessions enough.“
-Hannah Fowler, End-of-Life Doula, Key West, FL
“I’ve worked with Mindy now in several capacities, each one unique, informative, and inspirational. She is an incredible musician. When she played her violin to our End-of-Life Doula class, it was like heaven opened. I felt she was channeling untold grief within us all. When I had a personal shamanic extraction with her, I reviewed insight into who I am as a being. Mindy uses several tools to guide her in, removing what no longer serves. I just loved her presence! My last session was when she led a group shamanic journey, guiding us through the veil into the next realm. Each of our experiences were different, and again, insightful. She holds a beautiful container where I feel safe and held. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to touch into a deeper level of themselves.”
-Ryhana Rae, End-of-Life Doula, Port Townsend, WA
“I met Mindy Anderson seven years ago and can honestly say that she is one of the most amazing human beings I know! Kind, loving, empathetic, and has a calm, soothing voice and demeanor. She is a fantastic musician as well. We are both violinists and and I frequently call her to play with me at weddings and memorials.”
– Tracy LaGuardia, Concertmaster of Arapahoe Philharmonic and Founder of A Touch of Class Music
“All a loved one can ask for during a funeral service is to truly feel the presence of the one they’ve lost. Mindy gave that to our family. By playing a piece my nephew had played in his high school orchestra, with very short notice, she helped create a meaningful and spiritual connection to Ty and his love of playing the violin. Mindy’s willingness and compassion helped us find comfort in the midst of tremendous grief. We are forever grateful.”
– Mindy Davidson, Aunt of Ty
“Mindy was a blessing to my husband and me when he was in a rehabilitation facility after his surgery. She came in with her violin and treated us to her beautiful music. My husband was soothed and comforted as she expertly played his favorites; he was truly happy for the first time in many days. Mindy’s music is indeed therapy for the heart and soul!”
– Joan R.