Planning for death

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.

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.

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