Thursday, July 4, 2019

Workshop Opportunity: A Good Death

The other day I was speaking with someone about life-partners, specifically, when the commitment "til death do us part" is made.

Within our culture we are all about talking about our lives and our living.

Ad nauseam.

Where will we live? Number of children? Children at all?  Garden or no? Listen to what I did today . . .

But interestingly, even when we assume we will be with someone until the end of our lives, we fail to have one of the most important conversations: what would you like for your death?

Yes, it's a given that we probably will not have control over how that death happens and it could happen out of the blue tomorrow– which is all more the reason to start having these conversations now.

Repeatedly, I hear how families have been comforted when instructions have been left and they know, unequivocally, that they are following their loved one's wishes. 

It's as if the person is involved in the aftermath, gently whispering support and directives in their ear, leaving the survivors to not have to second-guessing or doubt decisions.

Life partners are one thing but any significant people in our lives need the opportunity to make their wishes known.

You deserve to make your wishes known.

Maybe you don't know how to start.

Come along to this day where you will be gently held as we explore ways to walk this tender terrain. You will be gifted an invaluable tool created by one of the facilitators, Jane Cunningham that will assist in facilitating conversations .

You can find out more about the other facilitators at their websites:

Jo Samuel: A Graceful Undertaking
Jane Cunningham: Numinous Jane
Me, Becky Aud-Jennison of The Death Dialogues Project (hey, check out our podcast if you haven't HERE

Link to tickets is HERE.

We hope to see you there! 

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