End of life. It isn’t a topic many of us feel comfortable discussing however we can’t avoid it- it happens to all of us. Most of us have probably put into place Power of Attorney documentation but have you put a plan in place that details of what you want to happen after your death ?
Recently, my friend Leanne from Cresting the Hill asked some bloggers to write a short eulogy of how we wanted to be remembered. I found writing about myself difficult but eventually came up with something I was happy with and keeping within the 4 sentence challenge. It reminded me that having an End of Life Plan in place including what happens to us after we die, is important, especially if we have defined ideas of how we want to handle the inevitable.
Creative Memorial Planning
Th e challenge from Leanne, linked very well to my next interview in the Conversations with Women Living Well After 50 series on Youtube. I was delighted to have a chat with Jenny Leigh Hodgins from Creative Memorial Planning to discuss the various options available to us if we are looking for an alternative to the traditional funeral. After chatting with Jenny, I had the conversation with Mike, my husband and we are both in the process of documenting our wishes. We have had previous discussions about what we wanted, however, we hadn’t documented them.
I’ve summarised the main points discussed in the interview below and also included the link to the full YouTube interview. I found the conversation very interesting and I’m sure you will too.
- What the difference is between a funeral and a memorial
- Earth friendly alternatives to the traditional funeral or memorial
- How compassion fits into pre-planning our memorial or funeral
- The importance of writing your life story
- Making a video or document of your wishes to make things easier for your loved ones
- How a celebrant or death doula can help facilitate your wishes
- Jenny also shares what being a Woman Living Well means to her.
Jenny helps 50+ adults, caregivers, veterans, & families explore earth-friendly, cost-reducing alternatives to traditional funeral plans with less or zero religious or funeral business involvement. Her focus is on ALTERNATIVES to traditional funeral plans, and help people map out their memorial plans from their personalised ideas.
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