FROM THE DOWN HILL SLOPE

WHY THIS TOPIC?  Death is a subject we too often avoid.  Avoidance can promote emotional health, but can also create problems.  This article offers a poignant eye view of death by a doctor.  Read it if you can bear to think about death and dying. Because I worked on a cancer service during my first years out of graduate school, I was forced to face this fact of life early on.  I am grateful for that experience.

Scary? Yes, but a fear that can enrich your life when carefully approached.

This article prompted this post.  It was written by a Doctor Angienadia and posted on the internet on KevinMD.com.  Here is the link: How we die should never be taken lightly.

EMOTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING TIPS

These should be familiar to any who read my blog.

  1. Write your living will.
  2. Write a your Advanced Directives
  3. If at all possible pre-pay  funeral and burial expenses.
  4. If you have children make life insurance a priority.  Not so necessary if your children are grown.
  5. Internet connected? Arrange for all accounts to be notified of your death.  Writing an “If you a reading this, I have left this life” letter is one way.  I have written such a letter.  Minimally, have someone you trust know what you want done with accounts.  Because I share knowledge I feel others might find useful, I would hope someone will take ownership of my accounts and keep my knowledge alive, while adding to theirs.
  6. Share the your plans and necessary information in writing with at least one family members.

Having done this has reduced my worry list.  That means I have done what I could to have my life end the way I want it to. That is the best any of us can do.

AS ALWAYS, PRACTICE KINDNESS

Be kind to me,  like this post or share it.  You will be helping me stay strong and maybe some others as well.  With this particular post, you may keep some people live.

You will also be practicing one of the 12 Daily Emotional Fitness Exercises.  Click here to view all Daily Emotional Fitness  Exercises.If  regular practice of the 12 Daily Emotional Fitness Exercises does not improve the quality of your life, more might be needed.  That is the time to think about therapy.

Good luck, life is a struggle,  caring relationships matter must but are difficult as well as wonderful. Despite all life a feast.

Katherine 

A DISCLAIMER

Sometimes my posts are a bit peppered with mis-spellings, oddly used words, weird punctuation.  These stem from a lesser known learning disability called dysgraphia, but also from rushing.  My apologies. Don’t read or check back in a day or so, as I usually catch most of the errors when I re-read.  Also practice forgiveness is a useful Emotional Fitness Exercise, so forgive me, I do the best I can, we all do.  Sometimes the best is not good enough, that is when forgiveness matters and forgiveness is yet another Emotional Fitness Training Exercise.

2 Comments

  1. you and me both Kat.. I have even been to funeral place and picked out what I want….all written in the instructions…I have done everything you mentioned.
    I am well prepared and ready for the Good Lord when He calls. I just hope that is not for some while yet.xxxxx

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