Today is the 14th annual Create a Great Funeral Day. In an interview with Gail Rubin, I will talk about the history of the day and why I registered it as a holiday, the benefits of planning your own end-of-life event regardless of your age or state of health, how mindfulness can help with funeral planning (and will writing and estate planning), and other related topics. The program will air at 3 PM Pacific, 4 Mountain, 5 Central, and 6 Eastern; click here to listen.
If you are unable to tune in at that time, the interview will be available soon after as a podcast.
Some links related to the interview:
- Creating Your Own Funeral or Memorial Service: A Workbook
- The story of Procrustes which teaches us that a one-size-fits-all approach to funerals can have a serious downside
- Previous blog posts about creating your own funeral
- A method that can lessen anxiety when talking about matters related to death
- A method to increase self-awareness and mindfulness, both of which can make discussions about death-related topics easier
- An article titled "Mediation of Disputes Between Family Members Before, During and After Funeral Planning"
- A list of some of the benefits of planning your own funeral or memorial service