Difficult Conversations: Wills, Death and Powers of Attorney
Topics that rank high as difficult conversations: Wills, Death and Powers of Attorney. We feel uncomfortable thinking about our own deaths or those close to us dying. We know it’s important–but now isn’t a good time. The longer you wait, the harder and more urgent these decisions are. Are you playing peekaboo and hiding from…Read More
Pause is a key tool in managing life
Recently I relearned how valuable it is to pause and be mindful. The last three weeks were stressful as we had a family bereavement and there was also a great demand for mediation. In my work, it’s important to sort things out swiftly and compassionately for clients. In trying to support family, clients and workload, I stopped…Read More
Live Life More Fully–Prepare for Death
One thing that amazed me when first I came to this country was the reluctance to talk about dying. Growing up in a developing country and working in the health sector, death has been a part of my life both personally and professionally. Even people who seem to be okay talking about death in general, are reluctant…Read More
Difficult Conversations–Are you playing Peek-A-Boo?
Babies love playing peek-a-boo. They think you can’t see them if they can’t see you. Often we use the same strategy when we know difficult conversations are ahead. Not only do we refuse to discuss the issue, we pretend the issue isn’t there. And then there are topics that nearly everyone avoids. In the Western…Read More