Have you thought about your “last wishes”? What kind of funeral do you want? Do you want cremation or burial? Do you care about the impact on your family? On the environment?
Have you thought about a “green burial” that nourishes the planet instead of harming it?
Does anyone else know what you’d like?
The ones we leave behind are often left with the decision….and they’re often pushed into making huge financial commitments about burial, caskets, embalming, what clothes should go on the body, etc. You can make it easier on your family, and on the finances, if you make decisions or give directions in advance.
I think it’s so important that we TALK about what we want, that death isn’t a taboo subject. In this Ted Talk, Caitlin Doughty shares some new ways to prepare us for our own mortality, including a hot OLD idea of “green burial”.