When you let those around you know how to honor your wishes, you take an important step towards peace of mind for you and your loved ones. You will be able to spend your last years, months, weeks of your life—whatever you might have—focused on meaningful connections and conversations.
My mother was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2007 and was gone by July. The diagnosis came suddenly and unexpectedly, and we had never discussed her wishes for the end of her life. Her last four weeks were spent in the oncology ward, then the ICU, where she was hooked up to tubes and unable to communicate. She was transferred to the hospice floor in her last hours where she died – not in her beloved home looking out at her beautiful garden.
When my father died it was different. Though communication grew more and more difficult as his amazing brain deteriorated, my sisters and I have peace of mind now because we had frequently discussed his end-of-life wishes with him, and we knew what he wanted. He died at home in 2018, under hospice care and pain-free, knowing that his loved ones were nearby.
Inspired by my parents’ deaths, I have made it my mission to help mid-life and older adults reduce anxiety, increase peace of mind, and deepen relationships through End of Life planning.
As an End of Life Navigator, I am here to be a guiding light as you contemplate the hardest transition we face as humans. Through the use of online courses, a virtual community, and multiple planning tools, I offer peace of mind when it is needed most.