Communication

It's "Elder Wisdom Day" a.k.a. Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013

We have so much to learn from the "older" generation.  We have so much to learn from our parents. And Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to sit down and have a conversation with your "elders" that are making the effort to travel across the nation, or from just around the corner, to join your family in the celebration of Thanksgiving, as well as Hanukkah, this year.

Death Happens

November 1, 2013

As far as I know there are no more baseball games scheduled for Friday night, November 1, 2013.  I have something that I think you might find very interesting to watch on TV instead. 

There will be a documentary series premiering on Showtime at 9PM ET titled Time of Death It will be a documentary series which will track real people as they come face to face with their own mortality.

Talk Early, Talk Often

October 18, 2013

Choosing to tackle difficult conversations regarding just about any topic seems to get parked on the back burner when people engage in conversations on a daily basis.  That certainly appears to be the case when one brings up the topic of death and dying.

If a topic is not deemed "urgent" or necessary" during the normal ebb and flow of our busy packed days and nights, we tend to put it aside, hoping for a better time or a better place to have that difficult chat.

Post Death Tweets?

October 5, 2013

CNN's red alerts just shot across my Ipad sharing the breaking news  announcing the death of Tom Clancy at age 66.

The good news is that the alert temporarily interupted the diatribe of elected officials regarding the government's shut down.

 I am such a Tom Clancy fan so this is sad news. Who hasn't seen "Hunt For Red October" several times? or read "Patriot Games"?

No Regrets

August 23, 2013

When my mom died, as traumatic an event as it was experiencing her sudden death, I had no regrets. 

I must admit that I feel pretty happy, and fortunate, that I can say that.

Mom and I spoke almost every day, or, at a minimum, at least twice a week.  Sundays was always a good time for us to catch up on each others comings and goings.  We were very connected, except when I was a teenager of course!

Blended Families and Blurred Lines

August 2, 2013

Millions of the "Boomer" generation are most likely to have step-children; many more so than in any other generation.  

When your adult widowed or divorced parent remarries, it is (hopefully) a delightful celebration. 

Most "children" are happy that Mom or Dad are no longer alone.  They are happy that their parent has someone to share the rest of their life with.  

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