Two recent books, “A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death,” by Dr. BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger, and “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter,” by Margareta Magnusson, remind us that when it comes to our own dying and death, we are all beginners in need of many things, including practical advice on how to leave family/loved ones focused on our lives, our legacies and their grief, and not on how long it took to clean up the mess.
Rabbi Sydney Mintz said, “I have seen the profound difference it makes in the grieving process when someone dies and their house is in order, and when someone dies and their house is a mess.”
We can take charge of what we leave behind.
Join us and Arza Goldstein via Zoom here.
Arza Goldstein’s career path has taken her from birth doula to hospice nurse to co-founder of Living Wisely, Dying Well, an organization based in Newton designed to encourage conversations about death and dying through community events. Today, after 11 years as a hospice nurse, sitting at the bedside of hundreds of dying patients, Arza has a private practice as an end-of-life doula, helping clients and families make the time that remains less stressful and more meaningful.+ More... - Less...
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