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Planning for Death

What Joan Rivers Taught Us About Dying

Susan R. Dolan | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Dolan

While we can only read between the lines of the sad news when Joan was rushed to the hospital after an outpatient procedure and then was in and out of intensive care, it appears she and her daughter at some earlier time had "that conversation."

9 Ways To Make Things Easier For Your Survivors

Next Avenue | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Scott Taylor Smith Take these important estate planning steps now so your loved ones will carry out your wishes prop...

Lifestyle? How About Deathstyle?

Ann Medlock | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Ann Medlock

Joan showed me shapes and I chose favorites, she painted pictures of how the symbols could be used. I picked a palette of colors I love. She asked me to come to an early firing, and I put one of the pots into a tiny kiln filled with pine needles. It wasn't lost on me that there were ashes involved.

When You're Six Feet Under Who Cares About The View?

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

We were dining with friends when a question took me totally by surprise. "Where are you going to be buried?" Buried? I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Are we really old enough to be thinking about where in the earth we want to be buried?

End Of Life Planning--A Necessary Conversation

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

To make our choices known, so as to be able to inform the decisions that we authorize our loved ones to make for us, requires a conversation of the type that requires bravery and foresight.