Dying well, living better.

A very thoughtful post on an important subject.


I recently said goodbye to my mother-in-law. It wasn’t goodbye see you next week, it was goodbye see you on the other side. The amazing thing about this final farewell was the courage, peacefulness and even humour that my mother-in-law Margaret had while making the transition.

Margaret, summer 2014

We all know death is the ultimate journey which follows life. We also know that one day we will all embark on this passage from physical to non-physical existence. The transformation from life to death is one of the biggest leaps into the unknown we will take in our earthly lives. Going from single to married, married couple to parenthood, parenthood to empty nest, married couple to divorced couple, married to widowed, renter to home owner are all possible transitions we make in our lives, and yes, many of these transitions lead us into an unknown future, but none of them are quite as…

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