It’s difficult to discuss death in today’s culture. In many cases, we simply don’t address or consider doing it either because we are afraid of death or because we’ve come to believe it’s too difficult to do. For both adult children and their aging parents, having the courage and foresight to sit down together and talk about it can bring a lot of relief and satisfaction. Perhaps most important, it offers families an opportunity to talk openly about how they want to be remembered.
In partnership with the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC), we’re pleased to provide the downloadable workbook, Have the Talk of a Lifetime. This simple but powerful approach can really help start some amazing conversations with your family members that will not only deepen your relationship with them but provide a real understanding of how they and you may want to remember them for future generations.
Perhaps the best aspect of this workbook is its approach. FAMIC created this tool “to help families have important conversations about the things that matter most to them and how a person’s life story can be remembered and honored in a meaningful way. Memorialization is so much more than it used to be. Today it can reflect a person’s life story, values, interests and experiences. Meaningful memorialization can be transformative, healing and comforting. Have the Talk of a Lifetime offers families practical advice and tools to help them have conversations about the things that matter most and how they hope to be remembered when they die and for generations to come.”