Take Advantage of this Precious Time Together
What makes for a meaningful holiday family gathering?
- Sharing good food?
- Watching football together?
- Sharing laughs and memories?
- Completing a puzzle?
- Reminiscing about a loved one who has died?
- Talking about one’s own death?
Wait, wait, you say! What could possibly be fun about the last two items? Remember, the goal is meaningful, not fun!
A friend’s father died recently after open heart surgery. Complex decisions about life-sustaining treatments and questions about his wishes caused considerable turmoil in the family. Had he initiated a conversation last Christmas about his wishes, might his death have been more peaceful and his family more at peace?
Wondering where to start with this conversation? How can you make it meaningful? Will it actually effect the care that I receive? The Starter Kit is the place to start and we have created guidelines for you.
Having trouble getting started? You may wish to use one of our trained coaches. They meet with individuals, couples and families. This is a free service. Do take advantage of this precious time together. Click here to request a coach.