Information and Best Practices

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The Desire Map as a Tool for End-of-Life Planning

We love The Desire Map as a tool for end-of-life planning and it’s available for free until May 29th. The Desire Map is an approach that lets you choose how you want to feel in life and actually keep those feelings alive as you go.

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Death+ Sustainability: Opportunities to Heal Our Hearts and Our Planet

If you’re living your life mindful of how your daily activities impact our planet, then you’ll likely be concerned about the ecological impact you make after you die.

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Productivity, Procrastination and End-of-Life Planning

This holiday season I devoured the The Productivity Project, by Chris Bailey. His message reinforces why so many people tend to put off end-of-life planning for “some day.” We can flip our procrastination triggers and get into action with anything, including end-of-life planning.

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The Gift of Love Made Easy

While I fantasize about gift giving that makes my heart sing, in reality, gift giving typically makes my heart race. This year I’ll be doing things differently. With the help of Willow’s Free Five-Minute Love Letter exercise ….

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Options, Opportunities and Openings: The Impacts of Greening your Death

Whether you have days or decades to live, options, opportunities and openings are the promise of greening your death, in particular what happens to you after you die.  What is it about greening your death that matters most? Nowadays, we have a tendency to get very technical when considering the environmental impact of, well, just…
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Deathcare: Not just another retail transaction
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Deathcare is Not Just a Retail Transaction

When someone dies, there are choices to be made. What do we lose when we approach those deathcare choices like just another retail transaction? Let’s look at two deaths I was involved with recently. Coco’s recent death was sudden and took us by surprise though it shouldn’t have because she was in her elder years….
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Have your best year yet by planning for the inevitable | WillowEoL
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Have Your Best Year Yet by Planning for the Inevitable

If January is your time to plan for your best year yet, we invite you to include planning for your inevitable, unpredictable death. Say what?

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A New Age of Funeral Services

I believe in the possibility of responsive, respectful funeral services. I believe in the power of useful tools and thoughtful opportunities to inform and inspire people to make the most of our finite and precious lives. I believe in the value and beauty of exploring the mystery that is death. One of my mentors along…
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What is a Good Death? | WillowEoL
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What a Good Death is Not

When you think about that inevitable day when your life as you know it will come to an end, you probably hope you’ll have a good death, right? But what does that mean? In our workshops we often bring our awareness to the reality of our shared mortality by asking people to name their hopes…
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