through conscious end-of-life planning
It is true that fully 100% of us are going to die. In addition, 90% of us will know at least for a short time, that we are going to die. Only 10% of us will have no warning. Why then do we not use that to our advantage and plan well in advance for our eventual deaths?
We can change how we view the death process and how we prepare for it.
We baby boomers are born revolutionaries. The shadow side of our generation is our inflated credit card debt, self-indulgences, and personal excesses. But, our light side far outweighs that shadow. We are the generation that reclaimed a natural birth process for birthing our children. We started teaching them at home when we couldn't bear what was happening in the public school system We left organized religion in droves to seek out a personalized spiritual path. We hire Officiants and Celebrants for our important life events. As we begin to age into retirement and beyond to face our final chapters, why would we stop now? Why would we not continue teaching our children through our example; now teaching them how to have a good death?
End-of-life planning is the final gift of love to our dear ones.
By removing the monumental burden of having to make our medical, our end-of-life, or our final disposition decisions for us, we provide the space for our loved ones to focus on other things in the event of a crisis. Why should we tax them with making our decisions for us? When they know what we want, our families are free to attend to their emotional and personal needs, as well as ours. When they know what we want, we allow them to ride the river of grief and support one another, when the time comes for us to transition.
My International best-selling book, "I want you to Know" enables the process of planning for serious illness or injury and end-of-life concerns to be much easier. Within its pages, you will find everything you need to know about thoroughly preparing your documents and information. You'll be taken through the entire process both pragmatically and personally, and given the opportunity to express your thoughts and wishes.