Death

“Death will take nothing from us (since it will only take the future – which does not exist).” ~ Andre Comte-Sponville.

We don’t very often like to discuss death.

Despite her certainty, we are not comfortable with her. Particularly our own.

Perhaps, if we don’t talk about it, we feel like it may not happen to us?

Death comes to us all.

We all have our own belief systems regarding death, traditions.

Take the time to have a conversation regarding death with family and friends.

There is often conflict when someone we love dies.

And not just about the will. About end of life care, about wishes, about funerals.

Organ donation.

Ashes.

Personal items.

Discuss it all. Be very open.

Write it down.

Having a clear, ongoing, open dialogue is really helpful.

Australian men can be particularly reluctant to discuss their own demise.

It can be an emotional topic.

People often get very uncomfortable talking about death.

Try to make sure your loved ones know exactly what you want.

Build clear, concise, written instructions.  It makes a very difficult time much easier for those who love you.

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