|Dying, a formerly taboo subject in our culture, is now receiving some much-needed attention. Often, because we avoid thinking about death we miss out on so many opportunities to appreciate life
Facing our own mortality and preparing for it is not only a special gift to those we love, but can also serve as a gift to ourselves if we allow it to deepen the meaning of our personal relationships and to recognize the beauty and the blessings of each and every day.
Neither your physician or your family should have to guess at your wishes. All of us should have “living wills,” which describe how we wish to be treated, or not, as we approach our final days, and we also should name a health-care advocate in a legal document. That person is responsible for making sure our wishes are carried out in the event we are unable to speak for ourselves.