Lack of Planning

Death and The Family Summer Home

October 11, 2013

This topic is near and dear to me, tugging at my heartstrings when I think about it. 

This is a very personal story I am sharing with you.

My family owned, loved, and cared for a wonderful shingle covered and much weathered summer cottage.  It is located on an island and is a place where I spent my summers growing up, molding into, and eventually becoming the person I am today.

This home was my summer haven for over forty years. 

Death and Dementia

September 27, 2013

What are you more afraid of ? Dementia or death? 

Honestly, I had never considered answering this question prior to posing this question to you now. 

My mom used to tell me that it must be easy to "lose your mind"  because you don't have any idea that you have lost it!  Nonnie's correct of course, yet those that have the onset of dementia may not feel the same way.

Let's explore the relationship between Death and Dementia.

Coffin Shopping

September 13, 2013

A good time to shop for a coffin is before you actually need one.  This sounds a bit morbid doesn't it?

But let's compare this scenario to shopping for a new car or  a wedding dress or a home.

Honestly, do you get the best deal when you shop last minute?  Do you get what you want for a good value?

Downsizing

July 7, 2013

Why do we spend our lives adding tangible personal property to the already large mountain of "stuff" and complexities in our lives, when ultimately we will reach a tipping point when we end up having to toss, discard, donate and downsize our objects and our lives in the end?

What is Crisis?

May 17, 2013

The word "crisis" congures up a plethora of definitions and sharp images that come to mind depending on one's life experiences, or what is headlined in our 24/7/365  stream of news reporting, or your own fruitful imagination as well as recalling your nightmare from last nights dream.

Boat Trusts

February 1, 2013

Have you ever wondered what happens to all those boats floating in a harbor or docked at a marina when the owner dies?

What happens to the enormous fancy yachts that people live on as they cruise from port to port or sail across the oceans visiting foreign ports of call?

Dead Ahead

January 25, 2013

We all know that there are two inevitable things that are guaranteed in life: Death and Taxes.

So why is it that everyone prepares for their taxes every single year of their lives, but they do not prepare for death?  

The word "death" alone is terrifying to some. Saying the word "death" or even thinking about death conjures up fear and unsettling  thoughts and feelings.

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