Planning for death

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A Different Kind of Mother's Day

May 16, 2018

If you are lucky enough to still have your mom around, be sure to share your love with her each and every day…not just on Mother’s Day.

What did you learn from your mom this past Mother’s Day?

Although she’s your mom, she is also a person with her own life experiences that have nothing to do with you. What pieces of her story do you know? And what don’t you know about your mother?  

Why Don’t We Talk about Death?

February 18, 2018

Why don't we talk about death? First of all, it’s going to happen to each and every one of us. Yet, why does initiating a conversation about planning ahead for death always seem to make people run in the other direction?

What is it that makes us so fearful?  Do you think that having conversations about end-of-life plans will in fact “jinx” you?

Why talking about death and planning ahead is beneficial:

Recently, CreativeMornings PKX interviewed their November speaker, Barbara Bates Sedoric - Founder of LastingMatters -about her three fold journey to becoming an expert on conversations about and planning ahead for incapacity and death.

Barbara Bates Sedoric, Founder of LastingMatters, engaged in a meaningful conversation with a multigenerational audience about getting creative with "death". Enjoy Barbara's presentation here with family, friends, and colleagues.

November's theme at CreativeMornings, a global breakfast lecture series for the creative commmunity with currently 179 cities participating worldwide, is the theme of "Death" (#CMDeath). 

Barbara Bates Sedoric, President and Founder of LastingMatters, was invited by Tina Ketchie Stearns to be part of "It's About How You LIVE!" Telesummit - Taking the Fear Out of Conversations about Advance Care Planning, Serious Illness and End of Life Care.

Who'll Write Your Obituary?

September 29, 2017

I asked my only brother to do me a huge favor. I asked him to write a draft of my obituary.

First, to alleviate any further alarm or inquiries, as far as I know, I am quite healthy and looking forward to many more years on this planet. I simply decided that there is no time like the present to reflect upon my life so far, and to begin a draft of what will be of great value to my family when they will need it most.

After several years of gathering perspectives from laypeople and professionals, and the editing and publishing process, Journey's End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life is published and a

Kimberly C. Paul's Death by Design helps inform people about becoming the designer of their own destination.  Death by Design recently added LastingMatters to a list of National resources on its website.

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