We spend our whole lives trying to avoid loss — especially the ultimate loss, death. So we’re talking about death and other losses. Sounds fun, fight? Well, actually…our return guest, Dr. Andrea Brandt says death is really just a good way to get perspective on life. She says that death…and loss? They’re gifts. And, since you can’t return them, you might as well enjoy them! The gifts of death and loss on Keep it Juicy!
Return guest, Hattie Bryant, author of I’ll Have It My Way: Taking Control of End-of-Life Decisions, talks living wills. What do you want your life to be life? And more important, what do you want your death to be like? If you want it to be what Hattie calls a “sweet death,” you need to act now by creating a living will. You need to be specific and you need to tell everyone you can what you want your death to be like. Because, without a living will, doctors are going to do everything they can to keep you alive. But you may not like what that life is like.