April 19, 2022
After a lifetime of independence, it can be tough to age or get ill and start to need help. So many of us fear becoming a burden so we resist asking for help. But at what point will our independence become a problem? What's …
March 22, 2022
Living Will. DNR. Advance Directive. POLST. You know these forms are important. But are they the same? Do you need all of them? What are they for? And when would you need them?
March 2, 2022
Selecting the right Health Care Agent is a critical factor in ensuring that we get the kind of care we want when we're critically injured or nearing the end of our lives. Your agent will be responsible for implementing your …
Feb. 24, 2022
Thinking about dying has me thinking about aging. And as I took my aging body on a hike, I decided maybe it's time to get used to using hiking poles—and this had me thinking about what we can do now so that we can keep what …
Dec. 23, 2021
Presenting three books with lessons learned from the dying on how to live (and die) well: The Top Five Regrets of the Dying - Bronnie Ware The Four Things That Matter Most - Ira Byock When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kala…
Nov. 24, 2021
Logistics are not the only things that complicate death. The holidays can be an emotional time. Here are five ways to help take care of the emotional side of the impact your death will have on those you love.
Nov. 9, 2021
We often refer to the idea of a "good death" without really digging in to what that means for us. But being clear about it is critical when it comes to completing an Advance Care Directive.
Oct. 27, 2021
Samhain. Halloween. All Saints Day. All Souls Day. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). All of these holidays are about the connection between the living and the dead. And they all present the dead in different ways. Ta…
Aug. 19, 2021
When we die, we'll leave behind a lot of physical stuff. How should we think about the value of that stuff? And how can we make it easier for our loved ones to distribute it after we're gone?
July 15, 2021
What can a Will convey - and when is it not enough? Discussed in this episode: Wills Estate Planning with a lawyer Time and costs of Probate Court Thresholds for automatic Probate Beneficiary Designations Interview w/ Miguel…
July 1, 2021
Notes on what decisions will need to be made by your loved ones in the first few days after your death. In this episode: Final disposition Finances Obituary Social media
July 1, 2021
If you were to get into an accident, what would your loved ones need to know right away? This episode introduces Dying Kindness, and walks through some practical notes on what you should have prepared for the first few hour…