Summer is finally here. Families are packing up their cars and traveling near and far to throw open the windows of that special place where they may have “summered” for generations. It’s time to let the fresh air in and sweep away the cobwebs.
This post was written by Carley Barton, copywriter, essayist, blogger of The Renegade Rulebook and recent keynote speaker for Creative Mornings Portsmouth. She shares this blog post, published September 2013, about her feelings after the loss of her only brother.
Feelings That Never Leave You
“It’s going to be okay, honey.”
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary helping to educate people across the U.S. about the importance of advance healthcare planning during a week long event, from April 16-22, 2017.
The overall theme for 2017 is “it always seems too early, until it’s too late”.
There are many reasons adult children might struggle to face their parents mortality. Let's face it, no one wants to think about death and dying much less talk about it. Yet, it's inevitable and deserves setting aside time to have a very important conversation while you are able to.
This post is written by Steve Johnson who co-created PublicHealthLibrary.Org with a fellow pre-med student. While the topic of suicide is difficult, suicide is a sudden unexpected death that leaves family members and friends left behind needing help.
How to Help a Friend or Loved One Through a Loss from Suicide
This post was written for LastingMatters by Janet W. Prescott, Executive Director of Hospice Help Foundation.
Helping Ourselves and Helping Others at the End of Life
I learned over the course of my nearly two-decade career that a good way to cut a conversation short was to mention I work in hospice.
Whether you plan ahead or you’re thrown into a situation due to a sudden health crisis, end-of-life conversations are never easy. Couple that with trying to initiate end-of-life conversations with your aging parents. These conversations can be excruciatingly delicate and sometimes difficult. One must simultaneously tread lightly, yet boldly.