The One Thing You Must Absolutely Have

Do you want to be resuscitated? Do you want doctors to use extreme measures to save your life, or do you prefer a natural death? How much do you want your family to know about your situation? Who is designated to make decisions on your behalf in the event you can’t make them yourself? In the event you pass, what do you want done with your body? Do you care?

Why Concern Yourself with Advanced Planning?

While life is a spiritual journey, there are some very practical tasks that deserve your attention, and as I’ve said, if you don’t plan your life (or your death) then someone else will plan it for you. If you’re like me, then having someone else drive is NOT what you want. I want to chart my own course and sail it, thank you very much. So let’s get started.

Mom the Christmas Tree

It’s as if all the lights on the tree have gone out save one ~ the brilliant angel at the top. From that one light I can still see the dim outline of our tree, still full, still alive, with its many decorations, the experiences of a lifetime, all still there, glowing like ghosts in the fading light.

Bouncing Over the Big Pond with Tricia Pimental, International Living’s Portugal Correspondent, Part 2 of 2

The second of my two part interview with Tricia Pimental, International Living Magazine’s Portugal correspondent, who bounced around the US with her husband Keith until then they landed in Fundao, Portugal, about two hours north of Lisbon. Why did she bounce? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out, but just let me say it caught me totally by surprise!

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