An avalanche of grief, combined with mountains of difficult decisions to make and details to attend to, was triggered the moment I received a phone call from my brother saying “Mom’s dead” one sunny May morning in 2006.
There will soon be a flood of tears and anguished sobbing in theaters across the nation. “The Fault in Our Stars”, the fourth novel authored by John Green, is hitting the screens of theaters everywhere after its successful launch as a top-selling young adult book.
Let’s face it. We live in a sophisticated, technologically driven world whether we like it or not. Like most things in life, that happens to be both good and bad news.
But with technology comes passwords, usernames, and PIN numbers. Not only are we instructed to keep these in a “safe” place, we are challenged with the task, on a daily and sometimes hourly basis, of remembering what password goes with what.
Let’s explore the proverbial question of “what comes first, the chicken or the egg?”
Now let’s compare that story with planning for death.
Do you know that answer to that question? Or do you just have a strong intuition about which comes first?
Now here’s another question to ponder…..
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.
Funerals are happening every single minute all over the world; each funeral having it's own personal imprint and private touches to honor those that have died.
There has been an inordinate amount of headline news recently regarding planning a funeral.