And where to begin without freaking out your friends and family — and yourself.
Thanks all for jumping into the conversation! Looking forward to some great weekly dialogues and the expansion of this discussion far and wide. Next post drops Saturday morning! ❤️
Such a powerful message born out of your personal journey. Thank you for sharing and creating a space for others. Oddly enough, just Sunday I had a conversation with someone I love whose health (body) is failing and whose mind is still razor sharp. We talked about death after they expressed feeling so badly earlier in the week that they thought they might be dying. Instead of glossing over the statement, I asked what that felt like for them and we talked about it openly for a bit.
I am a support group facilitator to patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal rare brain disorder with no cure and few treatments. This conversation is one that many of their spouses and family members avoid, even though they know death is imminent. On a personal level, I have lost two husbands and through both journey's I too realized the importance of embracing these conversations early on. It does not ease the pain and shock of the loss but it does help forge a path forward. Thank you for sharing this important message and I look forward to a continued dialogue.
Love this: a purposeful journey to share; to heal: to empower and to celebrate the unspoken experience of life after the loss of a loved one. So many of us have experienced this loss; stood by a dear friend as they have or are fearful of experiencing it - your wisdom and openness is needed to allow people the space to embrace their feelings.
Wow; Sue I’m so grateful for the thoughts you have laid out for us as a community, and the ability to discuss and grow from truth and reality. Thank you. I look forward to being a part of this community and sharing the opportunity with others I know would benefit and be able to constructively contribute.
Thank you for opening up this vulnerability! I will share the link far and wide. It’s so good to see your vision in writing.