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5 Steps for Successful End-of-Life Planning Conversations

July 7, 2020 4:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Talking about death in a death-phobic and death-denying culture can certainly be a challenge. Willow's interactive, fillable tool, will help you start and keep having fruitful end-of-life planning conversations. Learn more about this too and make your end-of-life planning conversations a powerful gateway to connect.

Your Heart Will: Reconciling Your Actions and Intentions

June 16, 2020 4:49 pm Published by 4 Comments

It’s been four years since I wrote my Heart Will, a lasting message for people I love and future generations. While I’ve been soul searching most of my life, the events of 2020, and in particular the much-needed spotlight on systemic racism, has accelerated my inquiry into high gear.

What’s Driving Your Physical Distancing: Death Denial or Death Phobia?

May 26, 2020 6:22 pm Published by 21 Comments

In the realm of end-of-life education, two terms come up very often: death denial and fear of death. We talk about fear of death and death denial as kind-of the same thing and we use the terms interchangeably. But are they really? I’m wondering if the varying ways that people think about and respond to the coronavirus pandemic, shed some light on the differences between the two terms.