Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. – Steve Jobs
Let’s start talking about death and dying. Join Dr. Rima Thapar and myself on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 as we open the dialogue to:
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Many will remember the 1998 comedy Patch Adams starring Robin Williams. It is based on the life of Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams, an American physician, social activist and author. In his book Gesundheit: Good Health Is a Laughing Matter, Patch describes death as:
To die. To expire. To pass on. To perish. To peg out. To push up daisies. To push up posies. To become extinct. Curtains, deceased, demised, departed and defunct. Dead as a doornail. Dead as a herring. Dead as a mutton. Dead as nits. The last breath. Paying a debt to nature. The big sleep. God’s way of saying slow down.
Patch defines death with lightness and humor. He brings it into the open, reinforcing that it is a normal part of life.
Are you afraid of dying? Are you afraid of the loss that will occur when a loved one dies? Do you think not talking about death keeps it at a distance? Whatever you think and feel, or however you choose to talk about death, you cannot avoid it.
Talking openly about the issues associated with death and dying helps us alleviate our fears. Communicating with each other about our thoughts and fears turns death into an experience that enhances our lives—an opportunity not to be wasted.
Let’s start talking openly about the death and dying experience. Come, let’s start the conversation … Register Today at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2467119906657611 or email Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org