I love this article!
Avery Ross writes about the importance of having End-of-Life conversations with your loved ones, and she illustrates how they conversations and planning dramatically increase the serenity that comes when these life events occur.
The awareness that Avery's mother had to openly discuss death and to actively participate in her wishes and priorities are heart warming. Her mom "encouraged me to think about death in a positive light, rather than as a negative and frightening thing".
Avery states: "When you prepare your loved ones for what you want if you get sick and when you die, you are showing them just how much you love them. Start by having a conversation with your loved ones about your wishes and the legacy you want to leave. What matters most to you? How do you want to be remembered? Do your spiritual or religious beliefs inform your values? Is there someone you want involved in your healthcare decisions"?
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