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Green Hills


Jess Raschke + The Hearthlands


Jess Raschke is a writer, artist, and holistic counsellor and psychotherapist with an extensive background in mortality- and soul-related themes, particularly dying, death, bereavement and grief. The Hearthlands is the hub from which all of her services are brought together: a space of soul and substance; a place to recover meaning.  


Over the years, Jess has worked in various settings, primarily writing, editing, academic research, tertiary education, community development, and creative consultation. Since training as a deathwalker with the Natural Death Care Centre and a death doula with Preparing the Way, she has worked as a funeral celebrant, death literacy advocate (Compassionate Communities), and facilitated a range of ‘Death Cafes’ and ‘Mortality and Mystery’ gatherings in the Southern Highlands of NSW.


All of her work is guided by soul-based and existential explorations into what makes for a meaningful existence. This is also richly expressed in her creative life. Learn more about her creative projects, and her eclectic professional background, at

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