The article, written by Judith Johnson, speaks to the price we pay, as individuals and a society, for our "silence" regarding death and dying.
"Other societies educate their members about the reality of death and the processes of dying and grieving.
We do not. We are left to figure it out for ourselves, relying on doctors and funeral directors to tell us what to do once we are face to face with death".
Why is it that some of us chose to "delegate" these important life, and end of life, decisions to others? Why would we want to put this added pressure on to those we love and care about?
Do you want others to make EOL choices for you?
What if the choices made on your behalf that do not represent you and your values?
What if, life altering decisions are avoided, because no one is truly clear on your wishes?
These, plus many more questions, show why it is so important to start discussing death and dying now.
It's imperative that we start to have A Necessary Conversation while we are still healthy.
Take the opportunity to begin exploring, empowering and enriching your own personal journey.