The Awkward Holiday Conversation That Will Pay Off Later - LastingMatters/MariaShriver.com

Barbara Sedoric posted another inspirational story as an Architect of Change on Maria Shriver's website on December 8. The topic? Barbara encourages families to have "The Awkward Holiday Conversation That Will Pay Off Later" with their loved ones.  Barbara suggests that while Grandpa is seated at the head of the dinner table this holiday season, families take advantage of the moment and engage in one of the most important conversations they will ever have with parents and loved ones - whether they are age 85, 55 or 35. Conversations about planning for death and making plans for end of life need not be morbid or morose. These conversations may trigger an avalanche of important information that has been waiting to be shared.  The gift of information about your loved ones' plan for what happens after their deaths is the most loving and caring gift a person can give and receive.