Planning for death

Maria Shriver shares Barbara Bates Sedoric's story to help spread the word about why even healthy people should keep their affairs in order.  Read the full story here.

Discussing death should be no laughing matter. Nor should it be easy, pressure-free and light-hearted, right? Barb sits down with NHPR to discuss why talking about death doesn't need to be somber, but does need to happen. Read the full story here

The Conversation Project is a national organization dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care, and helping our culture speak more easily about death and dying.

Carpe Diem

February 22, 2013

Carpe Diem is a phrase uttered many times by both my parents for many years. It is also one repeated in our home and is inscribed in my wedding band. Aptly, it is the inscription we chose to engrave on the gravestone that marks our family burial plot in our town's cemetery, boldly marking the sunny spot where both of my in-laws are now buried.

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