Wise Words Wednesday: Anderson

“Our society has tried to make death invisible, thinking that if we ignore it long enough it will go away. Often we as family and loved ones are so afraid of death that even mentioning the word to terminal patients is taboo. We think the dying are oblivious to what is happening to them. Sadly, a dying person frequently feels afraid to bring it up him or herself. When I enter a hospital room I often hear a sigh of relief. At last, someone is here to help the family come to terms with what is playing out before them. Death has too long been the elephant in the living room, while everyone awkwardly discusses the weather.”

Megory Anderson, Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life

You do not have to continue to ignore the elephant in the living room. You can discuss and make your plans for your end of life and aging with planning packages available from Shoji Bridge Departure Doulas.

Also, next Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m., I am hosting a virtual community discussion about death and dying on Zoom. Register on the home page to attend. Openings are still available, and I would love to have you.

Published by MKChurchman

Certified Care Consultant and End of Life Doula Specialist. I offer assistance with end of life planning, elder care, end of life and after death care through my practice Shoji Bridge Departure Doula. My passion is bring death into the light. My mission is to be a guide to help people pass through the final barrier on this plane of existence and move gently onto the path to the next.

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