Friday, December 12, 2008

Engage with Grace about end-of-life wishes

It's the holiday season, and many of us will be spending time with family and friends. At some point between the wassail bowl and the mistletoe, you might find yourself in a conversation about what matters to you and your loved ones. Perfect opening for this: the Engage with Grace project, a public-service campaign designed to help all of us communicate with those who are dear to us about our--and their--end-of-life wishes.

Why have this conversation? Because, while most of us want to die at home, many of us don't. And while most of us believe (or at least tell opinion surveyors) that our loved ones know what we would want, they don't.

The solution? Talk with your loved ones!

Engage with Grace's 5 questions is a great starting point.


dharmicmel said...

one thing I have observed is that if you have any kind of social interaction at all, that it is quite difficult to follow a good diet, especially one that is sensible for your well being; food in America has become an exaggerated obsession; I don't see any significant changes anytime soon, collectively speaking, because of the overriding obsession with stuffing our faces with things we like; also, there are a lot of mouths to feed on this planet, and that will always shape and inform the decisions we make, both good and bad

still, I think there is hope for the individual, both in terms of selecting the lesser of two evils, as it were, and also in caloric restriction

dharmicmel said...

I am sorry; I meant to put this in the blog entry "For Just A Dollar a Day"

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