Planning for death

Kimberly C. Paul wants to radically change the way people face end of life, and she's using her extensive experience as a storyteller to do just that.  

Take Action and Be Prepared - A New Year's Resolution

January 2, 2017

The end of any year is always a very busy time. Days and nights are filled with a variety of holiday traditions, family gatherings, and a bustle of year-end activities that tend to focus on the “administrivia” of closing out another year.

The rush of the holiday season comes to a close. Celebrants watched the crystal ball drop in Times Square signaling the start of a New Year. 2016 ended with a toast, perhaps a kiss, and sometimes a thoughtful New Year’s resolution.

Diane Atwood is the author of "Catching Health" - a blog launched in 2011 for health reporting that makes a difference.

Dr. Karen Wyatt is a family practice and hospice physician and an award winning author of "What Really Matters" and "The Tao of Death". She is the founder of the End-of-Life University where one can find educational resources helping to improve end-of-life care in our society.

How to Tactfully Initiate End-of-Life Conversations with Aging Parents

June 8, 2016

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.

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