Let’s Talk about Death and Dying

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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:

  • Examine how people/society view end of life expectations
  • Discuss ways to open the conversation
  • Question alternate ways to talk about issues surrounding death and dying
  • Connect participants emotionally to their thoughts and move them towards peace of mind

To register click the link below.

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 betty@bettyfranklin.com

 

 

Betty Franklin
Betty Franklin
Betty Franklin is a Mental Fitness & Wellbeing Expert. After a 30-year career working on the frontlines of healthcare, supporting and caring for people dealing with illness and disease, she transitioned her nursing career outside the institutional setting to help people stay healthy and live fuller, more vibrant lives. She does this through one-on-one coaching, delivering powerful seminars and her book called G.U.T.S. - Get Uncomfortable To Succeed, Embracing Health, Balance and Abundance. With a practical, well-rounded approach to mental and physical wellbeing, Betty's seminars and coaching program provide clients with clarity, direction and support to enhance their health and life. She simplifies what you need and want, how you can attain it, and helps you understand what's holding you back. People who work with Betty notice a clearer perspective emerging as they learn and grow, and as they stay accountable. Ultimately, they reach where they want to be faster, and with greater ease.