It is time to do some serious spring cleaning in Boomers’ basements, attics and garages filled to the brim with family mementos and “treasures”.
April 15 is here. You’ve probably heard this saying before - There are only two things that are certain in life - death and taxes. The difference between these two predictable events is that death only happens once.
We make up a variety of reasons for dragging our feet when it comes time to prepare and file our income taxes- even when we know that the dreaded deadline doesn’t change year after year.
What does planning for death and preparing taxes have in common?
Are you feeling gleeful today?
Do you have a skip in your step? Are you snapping your fingers and tapping your toes?
It must be the vernal equinox at play marking a shift in the way we feel.
Sorting through and parting with your loved one’s personal items after their death is possibly one of the hardest tasks to do…ever.
Nothing really prepares you for the emotional challenge of deciding what to keep and what not to.
Here's a sneak preview of the cover of the forthcoming book: "The LastingMatters Organizer". Maria Shriver recently posted my story titled "Even Healthy People Should Keep Their Affairs in Order" in her "Inspirational Stories from Architects of Change" section of Maria's website at www.MariaShriver.com.
AARP picked up an amazing "TED talk" about planning for the end of life and immediately posted it on their website.
Tax day, April 15th, has passed and you have either successfully filed your tax returns in a timely fashion, filed for an extention kicking the can down the street until the August filing date, or you will not have bothered with your taxes at all and you will get it done when you are good and ready to do so!
March 20 marks the first day of spring.
You would not know it's spring from the snowstorm which just dumped a ton of heavy snow in southern New Hampshire, but it's true. Spring is officially here!
Besides enjoying longer days, budding flowers and trees, and shedding winter coats and boots for lighter attire, spring means cleaning.
Are you a hoarder? Probably not like that TV show that shows people buried in their stuff!
Have you ever attended a funeral and found yourself wondering what it would be like to plan for and "attend" your own funeral?
When Nonnie died, we had no idea what to do other than contact Nonnie's Minister at Third Presbyterian Church where she had worshiped for as long as I can remember. Nonnie did not pre-plan her funeral.
So, how does one plan a funeral?