Point #4........Which, in my opinion, is extremely important and often overlooked!
“When death knocks on your door,” says celebrant Sarah Kerr, “there’s a whole lot of stuff that needs to be done. But then there’s this other part, that’s relational and emotional and spiritual...."
Most people, I believe, feel they are prepared for End of Life because they have their Wills and Advance Directives complete. This is a great start. However, End of Life is so much more than dotting the i's and crossing the t's. It's bigger! Most people when near death, don't wish they spent more money on material things or spent more time working. In fact, most dying tend to reflect on their lives and their relationships. Don't wait till death comes knocking to change emotionally and spiritually within your relationships. Start Now!
Point #3.......This particular part of this article is about how important it is for "boomers" to have a choice to die. I am not going to give my opinion on this issue, but I do feel its extremely important for any individual facing terminal illness or immediate death to know what their options are. Knowledge is Power! Once again, this article shows the importance of becoming fully aware of all options and then to make decisions based on thorough and fact based information.
Point # 2.....Coached through the maze, talks about the "unsung consequences" of what can happen when we refuse to acknowledge the future. Even though this part of the article is speaking to the geriatric health care system, I believe there are consequences for all of us - healthy, young, old, sick etc. if we avoid having these conversations now. Don't wait until you're in a crisis or when you are older. Be brave. Dare to look at End of Life and start exploring with wonder. Find someone that can help you. This article offers a few ideas on where to reach out to get some help to navigate the maze.