Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner. Families will travel from near and far to be with their loved ones. The tune of "Over the River and Through the Woods" gently plays as we embark on this journey on highways, trains and airplanes each November.
Planning for death
Brittany Maynard died peacefully on Saturday November 1, 2104, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Brittany chose to end her own life. That was her plan.
Consider this fact of life: How much effort do we often put into planning for vacations, weddings and sometimes our retirement, but how often do we plan for the nitty-gritty practical details of planning a funeral or planning for death? The inevitable is inevitable isn’t it?
We may consider issues such as wills and estate planning or cremation or burial. But how often do we communicate and document our lives and what is to happen to all that information when we die?
In less than 6 months time, we will be celebrating National Health Care Decisions Day. Have you heard about National Healthcare Decisions Day?
It's the day selected for everyone to join in the conversation about end-of-life planning and utlimately planning for death. So mark your calendars for April 16, 2015!